#geowebchat transcript, 15 July 2014: Mapping the geographies of sport


@mappingmashups Jul 15, 10:12am Today on #geowebchat: mapping the geographies of sport. Join us for 1 hour starting at 12pm PDT, 3pm EDT, 8pm BST.

@mappingmashups Jul 15, 10:32am What’s @nytgraphics’s most famous map? The one about baseball fans, apparently. nytimes.com/interactive/20… #geowebchat pic.twitter.com/YHvxlHh844

@erictheise Jul 15, 11:01am keeping an eye on two back-to-back webchats today: #RoadtoCicerone 11-12 PDT; #geowebchat 12-1 PDT on geography of sport.

@mappingmashups Jul 15, 12:00pm Welcome to today’s #geowebchat! We’re talking about mapping the geographies of sport. Interpret that as broadly as you like!

@mappingmashups Jul 15, 12:01pm If you want to join in with #geowebchat, just make sure to include the hashtag in all your tweets. Follow along here: tweetchat.com/room/geowebchat

@mappingmashups Jul 15, 12:01pm (And if you want to ignore #geowebchat, see if your twitter client can mute the hashtag. We’ll be at it for about one hour)

@mappingmashups Jul 15, 12:03pm For “mapping sport” that could include mapping the action in the game, the venues, the players, or broader social impacts… #geowebchat

@mappingmashups Jul 15, 12:05pm For example, here was an interesting “map” of the range of various #worldcup goalkeepers from @nytimes: nytimes.com/interactive/20… #geowebchat

@bdon Jul 15, 12:05pm #geowebchat a look at what NBA teams would look like if every player “went home” like LeBron to NE Ohio: imgur.com/a/79WvK

@mappingmashups Jul 15, 12:05pm …which reminds me of some heat maps (using hexbins!) of NBA shots: infosthetics.com/archives/2012/… #geowebchat

@bdon Jul 15, 12:05pm #geowebchat poses interesting spatial questions e.g. where to draw the line between Knicks/Nets or Lakers/Clips

@skorasaurus Jul 15, 12:05pm @kirkgoldsberry designer of some great basketball visualizations (maps?) deserves a mention. ex: grantland.com/the-triangle/t… #geowebchat

@skorasaurus Jul 15, 12:08pm much more attention to analytics in #nba in past 3yrs, & spatial is a big component of it. (shot charts, player mvment) #geowebchat

@mappingmashups Jul 15, 12:09pm .@bdon Right, and something like the #worldcup makes us think about what “home” and nationality mean: visualizing.org/visualizations… #geowebchat

@bdon Jul 15, 12:09pm Awkward geographical constructions perpetuated through sport: New England, Golden State, Anaheim, Northeast Ohio #geowebchat

@mappingmashups Jul 15, 12:10pm Yes @skorasaurus, let’s definitely use a big definition of “map” today to include dataviz like @kirkgoldsberry’s. #geowebchat

@geodosu Jul 15, 12:11pm @mappingmashups @skorasaurus @kirkgoldsberry Here’s one of player links at world cup, via clubs: is.gd/4vaa0S #geowebchat

@jqtrde Jul 15, 12:12pm A map of English Premier League stadiums that I made: a.tiles.mapbox.com/v3/jacques.h68… #geowebchat

@mapperz Jul 15, 12:12pm #geowebchat worldcup final twitter #map huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/07/14/wor…

@bdon Jul 15, 12:12pm #geowebchat major barrier to commoditized spatial analytics in sports is proprietary data collection: news agencies, teams willing to pay $$

@mappingmashups Jul 15, 12:13pm .@bdon Some might call them awkward, but to others they are more “common sense” like this: commoncensus.org/maps.php #geowebchat

@jqtrde Jul 15, 12:13pm And another of the Bundesliga a.tiles.mapbox.com/v3/jacques.h6b… #geowebchat

@mappingmashups Jul 15, 12:14pm .@jqtrde Right, and mapping stadiums is also something that can emphasize differences in data quality: wired.com/2014/06/google… #geowebchat

@mappingmashups Jul 15, 12:15pm After #OpenStreetMap got to brag about its better Sochi maps (wired.com/2014/02/sochi-…), Google got the upper hand this time… #geowebchat

@skorasaurus Jul 15, 12:16pm #geowebchat, sport fields are relatively easy to identify in sat. imagery; & map for #osm, etc #geowebchat

@rmcooper4 Jul 15, 12:18pm On politics of stadiums: Atl Braves used maps to justify move from downtown to Cobb Co. #geowebchat goo.gl/Z9nZOL

@skorasaurus Jul 15, 12:21pm wired article reminds me that maps of stadium amenities (concession stands, etc.,) are underutilized.. #geowebchat

@mappingmashups Jul 15, 12:23pm @rmcooper4 Very interesting! A reversal to admit that the fans are in the suburbs, rather than stadium-as-redevelopment-tool #geowebchat

@skorasaurus Jul 15, 12:25pm @rmcooper4 nice find homeofthebraves.com/wp-content/upl… (locations of tix sold for braves games). Great idea/premise of map; poor execution #geowebchat

@mappingmashups Jul 15, 12:28pm Revisiting @bdon’s comment about what-if NBA players went “home” here are some maps of players by state deadspin.com/infographics-w… #geowebchat

@mappingmashups Jul 15, 12:31pm This @FiveThirtyEight piece gets into the intersection of int’l economics, & the geodemographics of fans: fivethirtyeight.com/features/why-c… #geowebchat

@rmcooper4 Jul 15, 12:38pm @mappingmashups @bdon Flip-side: what teams are “closest” to being full of native (sorry to use that term) players. #geowebchat

@mappingmashups Jul 15, 12:40pm @skorasaurus @rmcooper4 Comparing ATL map w/ NYT: a ring of fewer fans in burbs nytimes.com/interactive/20… #geowebchat pic.twitter.com/QMnJAP5QCV

@mappingmashups Jul 15, 12:45pm Also, for #geowebchat let’s not forget self-quantification that also counts as cartographies of sport: strava.com/saturday-heatm… #geowebchat

@erictheise Jul 15, 12:50pm @mappingmashups, on the #quantifiedSelf front, i was happy that gps tracking was added in latest release of @fitbit’s iphone app #geowebchat

@geodosu Jul 15, 12:52pm @mappingmashups I’m intrigued as to technologies used to track players in pro sports not GPS, I guess #geowebchat

@mappingmashups Jul 15, 12:53pm At @stamen we’re having quite a conversation about sports teams from places like Anaheim, Golden State, New England… #geowebchat

@erictheise Jul 15, 12:53pm related to #quantifiedSelf if not narrower sport topic, interesting cfp: computer.org/portal/web/com… #geowebchat

@mappingmashups Jul 15, 12:54pm For Golden State, NE, & things like the Arizona pro teams, it’s about appealing to a larger fanbase from nearby cities, no? #geowebchat

@mappingmashups Jul 15, 12:58pm We’re about to wrap up this #geowebchat about sport, but I can’t resist dropping one last #critgeog link ibtimes.com/why-rios-favel… #geowebchat

@rmcooper4 Jul 15, 12:58pm @mappingmashups Maybe sport culture in the reg too. Indy has Indiana Pacers(nba) and Indy Colts(nfl). State culture is bball #geowebchat

@mappingmashups Jul 15, 1:01pm Thanks everybody for joining today’s #geowebchat, but our time is up. Next chat is in 3 weeks on August 5. I need a guest host, any takers?

@mappingmashups Jul 15, 1:06pm RT @mpmckenna8: @mappingmashups how about ‘dem Santa Clara 49ers. Also New York Giants and Jets in NJ. #geowebchat

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