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Gallery: Base map

10 unique examples
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  • Base maps can be created in a range of desktop GIS applications such as MapInfo and ArcGIS.

Google Data Explorer

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This interactive tool developed by Google offers a large amount of data, ranging from databases on public debt in Europe (in the screenshot) to education statistics in California. It is fully flexible so the user can select can choose between line, char graphs and maps, as well as the contextual information to be displayed.
Average rating: 8.7 (3 votes)

Regional Observatory

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The West Midlands Regional Observatory summarizes information about several indicators across the region. In the screenshot, a comparative view of the proportion of people claiming Jobseekers allowance across the region
Average rating: 9 (1 votes)

Interactive map

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This is a colour coded map designed to summarize the information related to the flight ban caused by the Icelandic volcano in April 2010
Average rating: 8 (1 votes)
Visual types:

base map

Accesibility Map

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The map shows the average number of pickups for different times of the day and days of week
Average rating: 3.3 (3 votes)
Visual types:

flow map, base map

Bubble map

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The graphic shows China's international investments from 2003 to 2009 in several dimensions: as the percentage of the total exports; as the overall volume in millions of dollars; and as China’s foreign direct investment. The interactive features help make clear the growing presence of Chinese trade and investment all around the world.
Average rating: 9.3 (3 votes)
Visual types:

base map, bubble map

Research Funding Explorer

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As part of the project ‘Mapping the UK's Research & Intellectual Property’, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has developed this interactive tool that combines several types of visualizations to offer a dynamic view of the subject in the UK. It shows through time the change of the hotspots and intensity of investment in several subjects: radio frequency identification, plastic and electronics, regenerative medicine and advanced composite materials. The map on the left shows the investment intensity in the form of hotspots located geographically and colour coded by subject. The panel on the right shows the cumulative investment in each subject.
Average rating: 9 (1 votes)
Visual types:

base map

Map and line chart showing Napoleon's retreat from Moscow

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Famous visualisation showing Napoleon's advance on Moscow (in brown), and subsequent retreat (in black). The x,y co-ordinates show the armies position over time, with the width of the line representing the size of Napoleon's army. The line-chart at the bottom shows the temperature during the retreat. Note the catastrophic crossing of river Stultienska on November 28th, with the temperature at -20 'Reamur' (-16 Celsius).
Average rating: 9.6 (42 votes)

Map defining administrative boundaries

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Map with key to help identify the location of an area.
Unrated
Visual types:

map, base map

Map (environmental)

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Map of environmental features of a local area, identifying environmental risks (including climate change) and assets (including water resources). Links visual information with policy based implications.
Average rating: 9 (2 votes)
Visual types:

map, base map

London Underground lavatories

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Where to go when you're on the go.
Average rating: 7 (1 votes)
Visual types:

map, base map