Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Climb Every Mountain with Google Maps

The Guardian newspaper has published a visualisation by data scientist Robert Mundigi exploring the world's 50 highest peaks.

Climb Every Mountain features a clickable (non Google) map of the 50 summits that is synchronised with a Google Map to show the satellite images of each mountain. The visualisation also features data about each mountain's prominence and elevation.

All the different data panels in the visualisation are interlinked so that the Google Map always displays the mountain whose data is currently being explored.

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