#30DayMapChallenge 2021

DAY 01

Points

I attempted to plot the route taken by Kowalski in the 1971 movie Vanishing Point.

Vanishing Point

Day 02

Lines

Visualising NYC road and rail data in Blender – with a nod to Tron.

The Grid

Day 03

Polygons

Continuing the Tron vibe, I added NYC building polygons to my emerging cityscape.

The Grid: Legacy

Day 04

Hexagons

A simple hex, map created in Unfolded, to visualise the number of board game shops in Europe based on OSM data.

A Games Workshop-inspired Hex Sheet Map

Day 05

OpenStreetMap

Taking its cue from merch by Boston celtic-punk band Dropkick Murphy’s, I extracted OSM road data to map and visualise the city.

Shipping Up to Boston

Day 06

Red

Mapping some of the key venues from the 3 Colours Red and Bush tour from 1997 (the first ever gig I went to was the one at Aston Villa Leisure Centre).

3 Colours Red


Day 07

Green

Visualising green space amongst the buildings in Birmingham city centre.

Green Space in Brum

Day 08

Blue

And visualising some blue space (the mainly culverted River Rea) in Birmingham city centre.

Brum: A River Runs Through It

Day 09

Monochrome

A little tribute to legendary Seattle band Soundgarden, some lidar data mapped showing the ‘sound garden‘ sculpture (adjacent to Magnuson Park in the city) which gave the band its name.

Fell on Black Days

Day 10

Raster

A subtle ‘Tanaka’-style map of the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) based on SRTM raster data.


Day 11

3D

A 3-D visualisation of Mount Etna amongst some mist and low-lying clouds.


Day 12

Population

A quick bubble map of the world’s least populated capital cities.


Day 13

Natural Earth

Shaded relief (cross-blended hypsometric tint) and populated places data source from https://www.naturalearthdata.com/ visualised on a spinning globe.

A Natural Earth?

Day 14

Map with a new tool

My first foray in R and the Rayshader tool to visualise SRTM eleveation data.


Day 15

Map made without a computer

A map made out of Weetos to show some of the biggest cocoa bean producing countries.


Day 16

Urban/Rural

A simple thematic map showing urban and rural areas in the West Midlands.


Day 17

Land

Rockall is an uninhabitable granite islet situated in the North Atlantic Ocean that is claimed by the UK.

Does it count as land?


Day 18

Water

A world map based on bathymetry data

(Source: Blue Earth Bathymetry)


Day 19

Island(s)

A (half-finished) map of the Orkney Islands and its Neolithic stone circles and standing stones/


Day 20

Movement

An isochrone map of access to airports in Great Britain.


Day 21

Elevation

A ‘joyplot’ map of Mexico where the lines reprent the elevelation. Colour and font based on the 1986 world cup logo.


Day 22

Boundaries

The strange legacy boundary in Bristol.


Day 23

GHSL

Population densities of Scandanavia and the Baltic nations, based on the European Commission’s Global Human Settlement Layer (GHSL) data.


Day 24

Historical

I georeferenced my Afica by Toto shaped vinyl picture disc – which features a map of the continent from the early 80s – and added some relief using SRTM elevation data and rendered in 3-d.


Day 25

Interactive

A scene from Snowdonia created in Mapbox with a vintage Ordance Survey map overlay. Interactive version available here.


Day 26

Choropleth

Instead of just making a normal choropleth map, I wanted to highlight the difference it can make when clipped to buildings – see here for interactive version to adjust slider.


Day 27

Heatmap

Something went wrong on this one and after a very busy day at work I didnt have time to fix it!

A heatmap gone wrong

Day 28

The Earth is not flat

A releif map of the world, in Bonne projection, where it actually looks rather bumpy and..erm…not flat.


Day 29

null

Null Island is the name used to refer to the point on the Earth’s surface at zero degrees latitude and zero degrees longitude. Using the WGS84 datum, this point is located in international waters in the Gulf of Guinea off the coast of West Africa.


Day 30

Meta mapping day

A screenshot of WinDirStat showing my #30DayMapChallenge2021 and the impact it had on my hard drive this year.


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