May 14, 2008

Map it: NNDB

Category: Geekitude,Hackers,Mapping,Tech,Visualization — Biella @ 6:10 am

So one of the amazing things about the net is not so much how it makes lots of data available (actually that can be the nightmare of the net) but how it makes it available. And one of the more powerful forms of availability is in the form of visual mapping. So this new tool theNNDB Mapper is just one such visualization tool that I have to say, is pretty niftfy, though still a little green and beta at least in terms of its data.

Take for example, the hacker map, which is pretty sparse right now but the great thing about it is 1) one can add data 2) and it generates useful data and links, for example, to profiles, such as this this one of Kevin Mitnick.

Apparently, he is not linked to anyone, which is ironic (and just wrong) because he it is more correct to say was linked like to an entire generation of hackers, especially those who participated in the Free Kevin movement (and that could perhaps be another field?)..

February 20, 2008

New York Talk Exchange

Category: Mapping,New York,Tech — Biella @ 3:31 pm

They say seeing is believing and well here is some cool Internet data to feast your eyes on:

New York Talk Exchange illustrates the global exchange of information in real time by visualizing volumes of long distance telephone and IP (Internet Protocol) data flowing between New York and cities around the world.

November 9, 2007

Number of inhabitants per doctor

Category: Chicago,Health,Mapping,Tech — Biella @ 4:44 am

Number of Inhabitants per doctor