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3D London maps, overlaid with air quality data

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3D London maps, overlaid with air quality data
Air quality data mapped across London for key pollutants. StreetView style visualisation of data at building level (3D).
Visual types
Level of expertise
Source:
London Air Quality Network (Visualisation by CASA) (Area Profile)
http://www.londonair.org.uk/london/asp/virtualmaps.asp?view=maps
Interactive features
User can change air pollutant type, year, transparency
Benefits & pitfalls to avoid
  • Use of 3D for presenting data can obscure values, for example where low-value data points lie behind high-value points. Allowing the user to interact with the visualisation, eg rotating or moving the view, can get round this issue.
Create your own
  • Animations can be created in a range of standard data applications such as Excel, with the output saved for each different time-point, and an image editor or language such as Adobe Flash used to splice them into an animation. Online tools include Google Motion Charts.