Maps serve as navigational tools, documenting the landscape, warning of hazards, and highlighting potential routes of travel. Science maps chart the more abstract spaces of data and knowledge, helping forecast new fields of inquiry. Individually and as a whole, the science maps in Places & Spaces: Mapping Science use data to tell meaningful stories that both the scientist and the layperson can understand and appreciate.
Every year for a decade 10 new maps were added to the Places & Spaces: Mapping Science exhibit, resulting in the 100 maps found here.
The Power of Forecasts
Science Maps for Economic Decision Makers
Science Maps for Science Policy Makers
Science Maps for Scholars
Science Maps as Visual Interfaces to Digital Libraries
Science Maps for Kids
Science Maps Showing Trends and Dynamics
The Future of Science Mapping
Macroscopes for Interacting with Science
Macroscopes for Making Sense of Science
Macroscopes for Playing with Scale
- What is a Science Map?
- What is a Macroscope?
- Annual Report 2015
- Annual Report 2014
- Annual Report 2013
- Annual Report 2012
Acknowledgements: This exhibit is supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. IIS-0238261, CHE-0524661, IIS-0534909 and IIS-0715303, the James S. McDonnell Foundation; Thomson Reuters; the Cyberinfrastructure for Network Science Center, University Information Technology Services, and the School of Library and Information Science, all three at Indiana University. Some of the data used to generate the science maps is from the Web of Science by Thomson Reuters and Scopus by Elsevier. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.