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Mapping the 2012 Olympic Medals

Esri’s map portal “story telling with maps” has come up with a visualization of the distribution of the London Olympic medals by country. They also offer ways to create your own story telling web map. I also recommend the article on “Telling Stories with Maps” on Esri Insider.

Source: Esri

Some interesting data sources in relation with the 2012 Olympics:

Guardian: London Olympics 2012: where does the money come from – and where’s it being spent?

Data from Transport of London: https://api-portal.tfl.gov.uk/

Medals as JSON: http://hosted.stats.com/olympics/medals_widget/data.asp

The official Hashtags for the Games:
#London2012, https://twitter.com/#!/search/realtime/%23London2012
#Olympics, https://twitter.com/#!/search/realtime/%23olympics


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Interactive maps and info graphics – future interface design

This nice video shows what future interfaces in emergency management might look like. I like the design and interactivity of the maps and graphics. This seems to be the way to go.

The video features work from http://precisioninformation.org/.

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European Solar Days

The 2010 campaign for the European Solar Days is happening now. I want to use this occasion to present two graphics of which one shows the potential for photovoltaic solar power in Europe and the actual production of energy from solar power. Not sure if these are perfectly comparable since the map on use of solar power might include thermal solar power as well.

However, it is striking that Germany is leading in this field although it is not really spoiled by the sun compared to the mediterranean countries. Political will and support from the government seem to speed up the transition towards a sustainable energy network. See article on feed-in tariffs in Germany. Could this be an example for other countries?

Click here to see an interactive map of actual energy primary production from solar power (data from 2007).

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