Timeline of Wikipedia

This map allows users to animate all the page creations and edits made to Wikipedia since 2001. The tool uses dots to represent the word count of the edits or creations and geocodes them to a spatial location. It would seem that the US and India are more verbose than Europe and Japan in this image. The dark image of the map gives the page creations a sense of illuminating the darkness, appropriate for a map of Wikipedia. To create this tool, OpenLayers, Google Maps and canvas elements were used.

Link: http://visual.ly/mapping-wikipedia-timeline

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