Colour of Votes: 2015 General Election

There have been many great interactive maps and graphics produced for the 2015 General Election. A map I haven’t seen though is one that attempts to show the relative strength of support for each party in each constituency. This is what the ma...


Mapping Where We Live

Showing where we live is, of course, one of the oldest and most useful reasons to create a map. As we bask in the “Big Data” era, the trend for mapping population is increasing simply because there are more data points out there, the bul...


UK Public Transport Flows

Joan Serras from CASA has produced this great animation that demonstrates Britain’s public transport network. It details train, coach, metro (tram and tube), ferry and air trips over a typical weekday in 2009. Different modes of transport are a...


Surnames for the Big Chill

Thanks to the jet stream, many parts of the UK have just had the coldest November night on record. During these extreme weather events we become especially interested in weather maps and, of course, the #uksnow map is busier than ever. In such times ...


Sound Maps

Sound maps are nothing new but they are becoming increasingly popular as technology (such as Google Maps and Audioboo) are making their creation much easier. My interest in these stems from the Sounds Like Leigh-On-Sea project my brother is creating ...


UK Election Map: What colour is your constituency?

Overview The 2010 UK election results have been visualised in hundreds of different ways. The map below is another contribution. We have used the RGB Colour Model to create the colours. The colour model works by mixing Red, Green and Blue to produce ...