Saturday, May 26, 2012
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Saturday, December 10, 2011
Language Map of Europe for Twitter users…According to this map, it looks as the users of Twitter tend to be located around major transportation infrastructures.
The colors represent languages: gray for English, purple for French, red for German…
“I really liked these maps both for their cartography but also for their demonstration that linguistic and national borders can be seen online as well. There has also been a tendency for fine scale mapping of Twitter data so it is nice to get a global perspective.”
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Map of Ethnolinguanymics across the world.
Can someone help me? I’m probably going to sound stupid, but I don’t quite understand all of the examples: Israel and Hebrew are a match, but Saudi Arabia and Arabic aren’t? Likewise for Madagascar and Malagasy versus Ireland and Irish (although I think English might be the predominant language there, so that one might make sense).
I’d guess that it has to do with the name of the language in that language, but I’m pretty sure that “Ivrit” (the Hebrew name for Hebrew) is etymologically related to “Hebrew” rather than “Israel,” which sorta ruins that hypothesis.
Sunday, September 4, 2011
A language map from “A Historical Atlas of South Asia,” Oxford University Press (New York), 1992, courtesy of Himal Magazine
Author extracted the major rivers and streams in Great Britain from the Ordnance Survey’s Strategi dataset and coloured them according to whether they are a “river”, “canal”, etc. Found it followed settlement/ invasion patterns.