The Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration is the elaborate title for a data visualisation project realised during my time as a student at the ZHdK. It follows the first European explorers on their adventures to the southern hemisphere. Initially, we focused our research on the record-setting expeditions but after a while discovered the stories behind the parties heading south and the arms race between nations to be the first to raise their flag at the center of the southern pole.

Initial screen of the website
Figure_01 - Landing
Scrolling over a map of europe
Figure_02 - Heading out
Display of a distance statistic
Figure_03 - The stretch
Display of individual paths taken on Antarctica
Figure_04 - Paths taken