Paperscape is a tool to visualise the arXiv, an open, online repository for scientific research papers. The Paperscape map currently includes all (non-withdrawn) papers from the arXiv and is updated daily
Every day, New York City’s 5.5 million commuters seed the city subways with bacteria from the food they eat, the pets or plants they keep, and their shoes, sneezes and unwashed hands. See some of the species found.
This map does not depict actual data. Instead, it has been carefully designed to be a diagnostic tool for evaluating the robustness of individual color schemes. Full use of this tool will benefit your map designs because colors (even very similar colors) are easy to differentiate when they appear in a nicely ordered sequence (such as a legend). The task of differentiating the colors, however, becomes much harder when the patterns on the map are complex, such as in the lower left corner of the diagnostic map.
S. Burigat, L. Chittaro, and S. Gabrielli. MobileHCI '06: Proceedings of the 8th conference on Human-computer interaction with mobile devices and services, page 239--246. New York, NY, USA, ACM, (2006)
L. Chittaro, and S. Burigat. MobileHCI '05: Proceedings of the 7th international conference on Human computer interaction with mobile devices & services, page 107--114. New York, NY, USA, ACM, (2005)