January 25, 2022

Cool! Information Visualization and Search: Mapping Wikipedia

From the Trace Media Web Site:

Mapping Wikipedia is a groundbreaking visualisation of the world mapped according to articles in 7 different languages. The map displays both the global patterns and the vast number of geo-located items. The dataset was produced by the Oxford Internet Institute as part of a project that examines Wikipedia in the Middle East and North Africa.

Once the articles are mapped, hover over yellow dots to view article titles, then click to access the article and statistics about it. Of course, you can also zoom- in and zoom-out of any map.

See Also: Explore Geographic Coverage in Mapping Wikipedia (via Flowing Data)

Here’s a Screenshot of a Mapping Wikipedia Visualization We Created

See Also: Oxford Internet Institute First Interactive iBook of Research Released

See Also: Confirmed: The Internet Does Not Solve Global Inequality (via The Atlantic)|
Includes a visualization from the book titled: The Location of Published Academic Knowledge


About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.