It’s been 100 years since the tragedy of the Titanic — the sinking of the ship, that is, not the James Cameron movie. One of the worst disasters in maritime history, more than 1,500 people lost their lives when the ship struck an iceberg at 11:40 p.m. on April 14, 1912. It took less than three hours for the “unsinkable” ship to sink.
GIS software maker ESRI has created an interactive map visualizing the fates of the ship’s passengers. The map breaks the passengers down by class and by geographic background, highlighting their different origins and destinations as well as their different survival rates. The first-class passengers were primarily from “affluent” European and American cities, while the third-class passengers came from a variety of locations, including Scandinavia, Ireland, Slovenia and Lebanon. Many were emigrants, planning on making a new life in America. Just 183 (27%) of those third-class passengers survived, while 324 (60%) of the first-class passengers survived.
Screenshot from ESRI’s Titanic visualization. See the full version.
You can view passengers’ origins, where they boarded the Titanic, as well as their intended destination. See the full visualization here.
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