Beautiful Maps Let You Explore How Your City Sounds | Gizmodo The urban aural landscape has a huge impact on our lives—from the roar of traffic and clatter of jackhammer, to the groove of music and lullaby of birdsong. These maps roll that information together to let you explore how cities around the world sound.
For months now, I have seen the advertisement below on my Facebook news feed.
The subject of the ad–Tile–is about to sweep the nation when it finally will be released to users who pre-ordered this very helpful device last winter. Currently, preordered Titles total more than $2 million.
What is Tile?
Tile is a little device (image right) that can go anywhere or attach to any of your belongings in order to keep track of them.
The world of mapping and presenting data sets through geographical representations is no longer relegated to GIS librarians and highly trained technologists. New free and open source applications now make it possible to create complex and robust data visualizations in the form of maps that display statistics and poll results. Here’s a guide to 20 free applications and data sources.
“Consider the case of Dr. Albert Yu-Min Lin, Research Scientist at University of California San Diego and a National Geographic Society Emerging Explorer. He turned the field of archaeology on its head by engaging more than 28,000 individuals around the world to help him solve one of the most enigmatic problems in history — locating the tomb of Genghis Khan.”