Google Maps and beyond: Karten für Desktop, Mobile und Print

Google Maps and beyond: Karten für Desktop, Mobile und Print

Lecture at the Interface Design department at the University for applied sciences Potsdam, during the summer term 2014.

The lecture was looking at the basic principles of cartographic design and its application. Covering the basics, like projections, basic map design with TileMill down to integrating maps into web applications and the transfer between digital and analog. For example using TileMill as a tool for creating printed maps.

Student-Projects

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    SCHIBBOLETHS

    Schibboleths are linguistic characteristics of a certain region. The infographic "SCHIBBOLETHS" decodes those regional specifics into four or up to seven questions, allowing the reader of the visualization to locate himself within a region inside of Germany, Austria or Switzerland.

    Project by Iven Sohmann | Projectwebsite

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    Spot Hop

    Spot hob is an application for hitchhikers, that minimizes waiting time and doesn't leave you out in the rain. It shows you good spots along the way to your destination helping you get there. Even before reaching your next spot, you know how long you have to wait and how far you will go from here.

    Project by Oxana Baerbach, Marc Heiland, Sylvia Kautz 
    Projectwebsite

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    Twitter Map App

    The map add-on for twitter shows the geolocation and the temporal spreading of tweets, retweets and favorites. Subviews are holding more information on statistics and the process of spreading. The landscape mode offers a more detailed interaction based on a timeline visualization.
     

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    Potsdamer Stadtgeflüster

    ... PSSST! Potsdam has more to offer than castles and lakes! This concept should create an alternative map of Potsdam, showing places you don't find on a normal city- or tourist-map. 

    Project by Greta Peukert, Stefanie Horvath, Cécile ZahorkaProjectwebsite

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    Kartodarium 2015

    The Berlin Kartodarium is a tear-off-calendar that holds a new place for you discover every day. Every sheet is displaying a photo of a new interesting location. The back of every sheet holds a small map and information on how to get there. One city, 12 districts, 365 locations to discover.

    Project by Colette Hampel | Projectwebsite

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    Geolinguistic Contrasts in Wikipedia

    This project is part of Lionels Master Thesis, it explores the representation of knowledge inside wikipedia in correlation to the language. It translates each article into an information network allowing the user to explore the differences between languages.

    Project Lionel Michel | Projectwebsite

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    GENTRIGON

    — The five factors of gentrification. Is it possible to measure or visualize gentrification? This project explores the often discussed topic of gentrification. Therefore 5 indicators were selected: New businesses; Average income; Rent index; Tourists; Crime rate. The visualization enables the user to explore the indicators and form her own opinion.

    Project by Henrik Hagedorn, Olga Kostorz, Kea Schwandt, Julica Sistig, Benjamin ErxlebenProjectwebsite

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    Neuland

    7.057.608.000 people live on this earth, in 2050 it will be round about 9 billion. Therefore we need housing and space, but both is limited. For extending urban space we need sand, one of the most important resources of our time. The project allows the reader to find out more about the resource sand and related topics like land reclamation and reduction.

    Project by Katrin Behrens | Projectwebsite

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    Explorbit

    The web app "Explorbit" makes orbiters observable, it shows their position on an interactive map. It allows the user to explore orbiters by their missions objective to learn more about them: Country of origin, Distance or age.

    Project by Ute Benz and Ben Schmitt | Projectwebsite

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    Chicken Roadtrip

    Livestock is being traded worldwide. For further processing or breeding the animals are often transported for hundreds and thousands of kilometers. This interactive prototype allows the user to visually explore global trade routes through bilateral trading data.

    Project by Martin von Lupin, Anna Pawlowska, Johannes SchleithProjectwebsite

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    Everyone loves Berlin

    The project is looking at instagram data from Berlin. The visualization allows the user to visually explore the density of photos taken in Berlin. Furthermore the data can be filtered by nationality of the photographers, allowing a visual comparison of differences in interest.

    Project by Nicole Meckel, Sebastian Moschner, Janina Schulikow, Ina Soth, Philipp Geuder | Projectwebsite

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    Zuckerhut & Peitsche

    The aim of the project is to communicate the social and economical drawbacks of the football WM 2014 as well as the olympic games in 2015 in Rio, Brasil. Therefor the design of a Panini collectors book was chosen, two allow people a playful discovery of the current situation in Rio.

    Project by Fabian Archner, Gregor Grzech, Johanna Posiege  | Projectwebsite

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    Hoody

    The aim of the project is to compare an unknown city with a city the user already knows. Allowing the user to find similarities between cities. The visualization remaps city districts of the city you know onto the unknown city.

    Project by Anne Weingarten | Projectwebsite