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LONDON: The Information Capital: 100 maps and graphics that will change how you view the city

4.53  ·  Rating details ·  174 ratings  ·  16 reviews
When do police helicopters catch criminals? Which borough of London is the happiest? Is "czesc" becoming a more common greeting than "salaam"? Geographer James Cheshire and designer Oliver Uberti could tell you, but they'd rather show you. By combining millions of data points with stunning design, they investigate how flights stack over Heathrow, who lives longest, and whe ...more
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published October 1st 2014 by Penguin UK
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Nadja
Interesting insight into London through infographics and maps. Sometimes the colour scheme makes it difficult to see the data clearly without a looking glass but in general a mind-blowing experience.
Ashley
Jan 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Do you like maps? Infographics? Data? London? Do you think Edward Tufte is a genius? Then do I have a book for you…

I love maps. I think they are my favorite form of decoration. They are also fascinating to me – the idea that someone figured out and then drew to scale where every little bit of a place is. One of my favorite episodes of the West Wing involves a discussion of how maps can both show data and distort it, and how that has implications for much more than just visual aesthetics.

This boo
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Dom
Sep 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: skimmed
A very interesting book that that could sit very nicely on a coffee table but, through no fault of its own is already dated only 7 years on. Will be looking out for an updated version.
Emily
Dec 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: london, non-fiction
Having been given London: The Information Capital for Christmas, I took advantage of the festive free time to properly look through it from start to finish, and I’m really glad I did.

This book doesn’t need to be approached in a linear way or all at once – and it’s to be explored rather than ‘read’, since the maps and graphics raise questions and invite further delving into the issues and trends that they illustrate. It could be great to dip in and out of, if you actually will. Personally, I like
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Alastair Hudson
Aug 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Graphic Designers, Sociologists, Town Planners
Shelves: non-fiction
At last; a coffee table book that's still interesting after the first 20 minutes. One that is informative as well as looking good, beautifully presented and nicely bound.

There's a wealth of information here and going back there's always a few details you missed the first time around. It's as good reading from cover to cover as it is just browsing. The data is usually intriguing and interesting but so is the presentation of the data. There's plenty to learn about infographics from the many differ
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Alexi
Jun 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
OH MY GOD I AM TOTALLY IN LOVE WITH THIS BOOK! Such amazing quality of the pages and beautifully organised!! I could not have recommended a better book about mapping! After buying this book I started to gain more interest in mapping. Everytime I read the maps again and again I get curious even more about other cities and I hope they will do other series too! I know I will never get bored of this book. I like how they have used tracing paper to inform us about other things which şs great because ...more
Graham Podolecki
Jan 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A beautiful book that is a joy to leaf through. There's something for everyone In here! ...more
Vicky Ball
May 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A fascinating book & beautifully produced.
Gonçalo Machado
Oct 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
In a dinner in 2009, the UK prime minister Gordon Brown asked an investor Tim Berners-Lee, how should the government make the best use of the internet. Tim replied to make all its data available online. Much to his surprise, the Prime minister replied: "Let's do it."

Since then, the government and public sector received more than 500 000 FOI (Freedom Of Information) requests through this website (WhatDoTheyKnow), and by law, the institutions must answer.

James Cheshire captures information about L
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Kristian Gunn
Jun 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: travel
London statistical porn
Amanda
Feb 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
With graphs depicting data on a variety of topics, this book was fascinating. Including information on people, places, technology and much more this book explains London in a unique way.
Davide Genco
Sep 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: design
Ottimo lavoro di datavis nato dalla collaborazione fra un cartografo ed un visual designer. Come gli autori giustamente spiegano, la loro è una fotografia, un ritratto statico di Londra attraverso i dati disponibili all'epoca della progettazione del volume e non uno strumento di consultazione - che ovviamente sarebbe più fruibile in un formato digitale che consenta l'aggiornamento agile dei dataset di riferimento. Ad ogni modo, gli information designer troveranno qui una miriade di soluzioni di ...more
Michelle
Jan 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: europe, non-fiction
A lovely, colorful coffee table sized book for anyone who likes London, maps, and infographics. It's surprisingly dense, and the reference section at the back lists the online data sources for most of the graphs if you want to try your hand at crunching the numbers yourself. ...more
Benjamin
Wonderful
Tola O
Feb 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
Well compiled. As fun as it is informative.
Grace Knowles
Jan 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Amazing! Informative yet captivating infographics of the city. Kept me hooked for hours!
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