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Mapped: British, Spanish and Dutch Shipping 1750-1800I recently stumbled upon a fascinating dataset which contains digitised information from the log books of ships (mostly from Britain, France, Spain and The Netherlands) sailing between 1750 and 1850. The creation of this dataset was completed as part of the Climatological Database for the World’s Oceans 1750-1850 (CLIWOC) project.

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The Racial Dot Map: One Dot Per PersonThis map is an American snapshot; it provides an accessible visualization of geographic distribution, population density, and racial diversity of the American people in every neighborhood in the entire country. The map displays 308,745,538 dots, one for each person residing in the United States at the location they were counted during the 2010 Census.

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How Al Jazeera English gathered data to map Syria’s rebellionAl Jazeera English yesterday published an interactive that maps the Syria rebellion. The interactive is based on data collected from 900 opposition fighter groups in the country, gathered though good old fashioned journalism.

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