September 13, 2011

Geographies of the World's Knowledge

Two of the Floatingsheep collective have recently completed a project titled "Geographies of the World's Knowledge." This work, which has just gone live on the new Oxford Internet Institute data visualisation site, uses a range of visualisation techniques to map literacy, Internet penetration, the world's newspapers, academic knowledge, Flickr, Wikipedia, and user-generated content indexed in Google. A sample of three of the maps are below, or a full PDF of the publication can be downloaded at the following link:

Graham, M., Hale, S. A. and Stephens, M. (2011) Geographies of the World's Knowledge. London, Convoco! Edition.


  1. Some time ago I discovered your blog and found some familiaritats with what I intend to do with my: a side deal with the issues a lot of information graphics, maps, for example, mixing the sources of information, and presenting a detailed product and intelligible. Above that is the original treaty with tranquility and reliability. I think it's important (blogs can inform and make known a lot of wisdom and science both). There are points of connection between blogging and the issues that I propose: maps (real or invented worlds, no matter), science, statistics, history to remember and a whole series of circumstances and issues that must be explain his astonishing story. Although my blog is written in Catalan, you can translate it if you know a little of my world. Congratulations and good luck.

    My blog if you want to browse a little:

    jordi francesch

  2. This has been covered in the Wikipedia Signpost:


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