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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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Thematic Mapping with OpenStreetMap


OSM user SK53 shows on his blog what potential exists in the OSM-data. Together with population related Super Output Areas from the British Government an interesting map on the pub density in the UK has been developed. The data quality of OSM however is not consistent throughout the UK but nevertheless I think some interesting relations can be seen in the map. The focus map on London shows how the pubdensity is concentrated in the center and is relatively low in the suburbs.

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