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Topics

Mobility

How do people get around in different areas? How accessible are jobs, schools, community centers, etc.? In which regions do people use more cars? How well-connected are areas via public transportation? How affordable or sustainable is transportation? How accessible are certain services for people with disabilities? Mobility refers to the accessibility of the world around you; the easier it is for people to get to various places, the more mobile they are. This topic focuses on visualizing mobility as well as the means of mobility in different regions in the world and pinpoints good practices as well as procedures that should be improved.

Sustainability

How sustainable and eco-friendly are different neighborhoods, cities or countries? Which
areas recycle the most effectively? How do different regions compare in terms of sustainable corporations? In which areas do people value sustainability the most, and incorporate green practices into their lifestyle? Which areas produce the most waste and which use the “greenest” energy? Sustainability refers to a reasonable level of use of resources that doesn’t damage our future world. It encourages everyone to make decisions for a better future. This topic focuses on visualizing how environmentally friendly people and companies are in different areas.

Health

Compare inhabitants’ overall health status in different regions! Which illnesses are more
present in which areas? How have diseases developed and spread over time in different
parts of the world? Are people healthier in some areas compared to others, and what can explain such a phenomenon? What are some consumption patterns that you can identify in terms of physical activity, food, and diet tendencies, sleeping habits, etc? How accessible are medical treatments, welfare education, health institutions and services in different areas? Health refers to data that displays the state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being of an individual or a population, as well as how general health could be improved. 

Cities & Society

How can you visualize the different social groups living in your city? How can you represent the demographics of different areas? Compare and illustrate the cultural, generational, and economic diversity in the districts of your town! How has your city developed over time, and how is it split between the downtown area and the surrounding neighborhoods? How do areas compare and operate in terms of poverty, education, age gaps, etc.? How well are minorities included in different regions? Cities & Society refers to the unique religious, cultural and political features of your city and more specifically its differences. You are also encouraged to compare different urban centers or regions with each other!
 

Economies & Industry

Do you want to highlight areas that are ideal for business or whose local economies are growing? Maybe even for your own startup? Where can customers find your shops or your products? Would you like to visualize where your food trucks move around in a certain geographical scope? Where do people shop and spend the most in the city? How does the popularity of different products compare in different areas? What kinds of industries are more present in various regions. Economics & Industry covers the unique economic
characteristics of your local area and/or elsewhere. In this section, you can also focus on a map that could be useful for specific businesses or trade routes.

Sports & Activity

Do you want to visualize the places where people can find good running or biking tracks?
Where and what types of activities take place in a given area that people should know
about? Are there some areas that prefer specific physical activities or sports? How do
countries compare in terms of Olympic team numbers and categories of athletics? Are there areas that are especially good at specific hobbies and games? Sports & Activities refers to all data on sports and leisure activities that can be displayed on a map or compared between different regions of the world.

Nature & Environment

Which regions have a higher occurrence of earthquakes, tsunamis, tornados or other natural disasters? How is the climate changing in different areas? Are there countries that are particularly threatened by climate change and natural disasters? Compare measurements of air pollution or other environmental factors that have been taken in different regions. How do seasons, average temperatures and habitats vary in different areas? Compare data on national parks and their main characteristics in terms of water resources, elevation above sea level, types of trees, etc. Nature & Environment refers to topics related to the landscape, air, soil, fauna and flora, using data to display the status of different regions, their development, and the actions and consequences that can be seen.

A topic of your choice

Do you already have your own idea or would you prefer to focus on another subject? Feel
free to choose your own topic! Here are some other subjects that you might be interested in:

  • Agriculture

  • Arts & culture

  • Education & training

  • Government & politics

  • History & archaeology

  • Information & communication

  • Labor

  • Language& linguistics

  • Law

  • Military

  • Science & technology

  • Travel

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