This course was a two-weeks introduction to the world of web mapping and geospatial data visualization. We explored different urban and social phenomena by mapping highly contrasting datasets (“zebra”-style), which can tell interesting stories about our world. A main objective of the course was to give an introduction to a couple of different modern mapping tools, i.e. CartoDB, Data Lens (Thanks HERE for granting access and giving tutorial!) and Unfolding maps, which can be used to create interactive maps on different devices. These tools are easy to handle, even if you have little or no background in programming, but can also be used for more advanced projects by expanding the functionalities with code. The course also showed you where to find open geodata (i.e. OpenStreetMap) and how to use it in conjunction with these tools.
The Project ‘Stolpersteine vs Memorial’ is a comparison of two different kinds of memorials located in berlin. The territorial contrast between them is visualized on an interactive map. Each yellow dot represents a specific 'Stolperstein' in public space. The artist Gunter Demnig started the project 'Stolpersteine' in 1992 to remember each victim of the nazi regime individually. It is the biggest decentralized monument in the world. The white dots on the map stand for other important memorials in public space.
FHP Zebra: How well do students, professors, employees and guests know the FHP campus? By letting them draw a mental map of the campus, this project shows up the most popular or less visited areas.
Germany, a country of music festivals. A lot of germans travel to a lot of places to listen to their favorite music. Everyone knows that most types of festivals take place during the summer. But what is the most popular type of music and does the favorite musical style change in different German regions? Are there types of festivals that only take place in a special time of the year?
At this moment Europe is experiencing the hugest influx of refugees since the Second World War. The current discussion focuses on the distribution of refugees across country borders. In the coming months integration, rather than immigration, will take a big part in the refugee debate. By comparing different european cities, that experienced a high amount of immigration, we might find a way to avoid segregation and enable everyone equal chances.
A Noise Journey through Potsdam. This Map uses location and geodata to visualize the noise-pollution on my occasionally driven bike routes in Potsdam. To measure the data I used my Phone with the help of a decibel measuring app as well as the Komoot app to track my location. Of course all the data couldn't be created at the same time, so the results are rather subjective than objective. I would simply prefer to call it my personal noise diary.
BeerlinMap is a map wich shows us really easy and quick, how close the next beer is and where exactly to get it. There are seven different categories on BeerlinMap: Getränkemarkt, Supermarkt, Spätkauf, Tankstelle, Kneipe, Biergarten, Bar. Through the different categories you can tell more or less the price and the availability of the various types of beer. The most important point of BeerlinMap is to have fun with it and play around.
There. is an interactive map that shows you the part of a city that fits best to your personal needs and interests. The map shows different location-points inside of Berlins transit circle line. The color of a location-point is created by the number of interest points in the walking distance of 10 minutes. The POIs are set in different categories like nightlife, daily-goods, culture etc. Location-points with a high amount of POIs in the area have a light color, location-points with a lower amount of POIs have a dark color.
Berlin – a city that never sleeps. Known for it‘s never ending night life Berlin offers an enormous amount of activites for tourist and its citizens. But it also has a naughty little secret that’s about to be revealed … »Naughty Berlin« is a Berlin based map that shows some dirty facts and the distribution of sexual services like brothels, sexshops, lovehotels, etc. spread over the twelve districts of the city.
The idea was to show the water quality of all rivers in Germany. I expected on average a good water quality, but much worse in industry areas because of their effluence. What I found was a little different. On average the water quality is a little worse than I expected, but not in the industry areas but close by bigger cities more in the west. While the water close by cities like Hamburg or Berlin are less impure.
FH Potsdam 2015