The person behind Geolic
Hi, I am Joseph, a German Ph.D. student at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in Daejeon (South Korea) with a study focus on geoinformation science.
I am a big fan of maps. I mean, I really love maps! And I also love to create quizzes and interesting data visualizations. So here I am with “GEOLIC” (GEOgraphy-hoLIC).
What is Geolic all about?
Geolic is a website dedicated to everything that interests me in the domain of data visualization, quizzes, and design. The focus (at least in some degree) in all the content I post on Geolic is spatial information/data.
I started Geolic in 2015 but eventually stopped posting after a few months. I am currently facelifting Geolic with a new design and planning to come back with a much more comprehensive and professional look as well as a stronger focus on interesting interactive data visualizations (however I will keep some of my old posts on the website).
But wait! What is that logo about?
Thanks for asking, I love to talk about it! I chose a logo that somehow symbolizes Geolic and its content. There are three elements in the logo creating a map:
- Background map
- Data Visualization
If you are a map lover then you might already have recognized the shape in the background of the logo. It is Greenland. Why did I choose Greenland? Well, the largest island on earth is very often the center of a never-ending misconception of geographic shapes. Thanks to the Mercator projection, the resulting polar oriented size distortion of land masses lead to the assumption that Greenland (being high up North) is much larger than it actually is. And beside it also starts with the letter “G”, I chose Greenland to show that I want to enable my visitors to discover things and get new insights from my posts.
The other two elements are a pie chart which also can be read as a “G” to indicate that one large portion of my posts is data visualization related.
Want to get in contact with me?
Shoot me a message through my contact form. I will reply as fast as possible!
“How do you find America?”
“Turn left at Greenland.”
– Ringo Starr –