May 4th, 2014

Mapping soccer fans


A quick note for a fun project I did together with David Bauer from the Swiss newspaper Tageswoche: “Zürich, Kairo, Bagdad: Wo auf der Welt eine Million FCB-Fans leben” — an interactive map of all the facebook fans of the soccer club FC Basel. While Basel and surroundings have the most fans per inhabitant, the highest absolute number of fans is actually located in Egypt – who knew?

The map features a little stepper that allows you to zoom out from Basel to the whole world in a few annotated steps. The map projection is azimuthal equidistant, so all points on the map have the correct distance and angle from the perspective of the center point — Basel.

It was fun to collaborate on this project. Thanks also to Herr Stucki for the help with the GEOJson!

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  1. nico
    May 4th, 2014 at 8:19 pm

    so either basel has a lot of fans in egypt or this:

  2. Tugrul
    May 5th, 2014 at 1:03 am

    It makes sense as one of the current most skilled Egyptian player was playing for Basel until January 2014.

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