On 8/28/2018, had the pleasure of being interviewed by A Martinez for KPCC’s Take Two about how Southern California can adapt to sea level rise and the expected impacts.
My article, Visualizing Water Infrastructure with Sankey Maps: a Case Study of Mapping the Los Angeles Aqueduct, California, was just published in Journal of Maps!!! In it, I dive deep into the theory and practices behind the signature Sankey map of the Aqueduct Futures exhibit with a peer reviewed research article. You can read the full article (it’s open-access thanks to the College of Environmental Design) at DOI: 10.1080/17445647.2018.1473815.
Creating resilience for urban water supply systems requires innovative thematic visualizations of the interface between infrastructure, ecology, and culture to viscerally engage lay audiences in the policy making process. Sankey maps (a hybrid Sankey diagram/flow map) embed the systemic accounting of flows between sources and sinks into a spatial framework. This allows a hierarchy of visual variables to encode environmental conditions and historical data, providing a rich multi-variate context supporting public discourse, policy making, and system operations. The article features a Sankey map of the Los Angeles Aqueduct system (California, USA) (not to scale).
If you want to learn more about flow maps after reading my article, check out my post sharing many of the precedents mentioned.
The average container ship can carry about 4,500 containers. This blog was viewed about 16,000 times in 2010. If each view were a shipping container, your blog would have filled about 4 fully loaded ships.
In 2010, there were 58 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 71 posts. There were 123 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 184mb. That’s about 2 pictures per week.
The busiest day of the year was March 18th with 286 views. The most popular post that day was Scaling Gehry’s toxic fish.