Hi, my name is Hans Hack

This is a selection of my work. I'm a data visualizer, map maker and artist working as a freelancer in Berlin. I work with Javascript (front end and back end), data banks, open source GIS tools, image editing programs and whatever might come handy to realise a project. You need help to visualise, get or analyse data, find creative ways to get your message across or just want to have a chat? Feel free to contact me:

mail:
twitter: @hnshck
Office: Lindenstr. 76, 10969 Berlin

all data journalism history art code

SVIFT

An open source tool to turn data into beautiful charts - in no time, 2017

--->svift.xyz

Nigerian rural electrification plans

A tool to explore the rural electrification plans for 5 Nigirian states, 2017

--->rrep-nigeria.integration.org
client GIZ, NESP, Integration, Reiner Lemoine Institut

Magic Mapping Club

A series of workshops that will teach you how to make interactive maps and show-off your spatial data., 2017

--->magicmapping.club

One Dot one Berliner

A population desity map experiment, 2017

--->hanshack.com/onedot/

Myanmar off-grid analytics

A tool to explore the potential for off-grid electrification, 2017

--->adb-myanmar.integration.org
client Asian Development Bank, Integration, Reiner Lemoine Institut

Calender Maker

A tool to generate multiple images on the basis of a editable spreadsheet, 2017

--->brandeins.de
client Brand Eins

Reprojected Destruction

Aleppo's destruction reprojected onto London and Berlin, 2017

---> hanshack.com/aleppo

Coal phase-out

WWF transformation scenario for coal-fired power plants, 2017

---> zukunft-stromsystem.de
client WWF

High resolution aerial images

1000x90cm high-res images for an exhibtion, based on multiple aerial images of Berlin, 2017

client Gedenkstätte Hohenschönhausen

Analytics Tool

A tool for analysing data for an exhibition about Stasi Topography in Berlin, 2017

client Gedenkstätte Hohenschönhausen

Wo Deutschland rechts wählt

Bundestag elections since 1990 - how support for far-right parties has shifted east, 2017

---> website
with Morgenpost interactive team

Grenze zu Mexiko

Place Trump's planned Wall anywhere on a world map, 2016

---> website
with Morgenpost interactive team

Babyboom in Berlin

Birth rate development in Berlin, 2016

---> website
with Morgenpost interactive team

Time Travel

Compare aerial images of Berlin in 1953 and today, 2016

---> website
with Morgenpost interactive team

Im Land der Untertassen

UFO sightings in Germany from 1945-2016, 2016

---> ufoland.info

Berliner Inselwelt

A poster with all of Berlin's 104 islands, 2016

---> hanshack.com/berliner-inselwelt

MapXtract

Edit maps and save them as svg, png or geoJson, 2016

---> hanshack.com/mapxtract

Interactive electrification planning

A tool to explore electrification coverage in Nigeria, 2016

client GIZ, Integration, Reiner Lemoine Institut
more info

Wie Misereor Geflüchteten hilft

Interactive grafic about how Misereor is helping refugees, 2016

---> website
client Misereor

Alpen

Exaggerated city heights in 3D, 2016

---> hanshack.com/alpen

Verbindungslinien

Berlin's east- west division in today's public transport, 2016

---> hanshack.com/verbindungslinien

Flüchtlinge in Deutschland 2015

Refugee policies in Germany's federal states, 2016

---> website
client Boell Stiftung

Sorted Cities

Building footprints sorted by size, 2015

---> hanshack.com/sorted-cities

Reading Belgium

Footprints of various different building types in Belgium, 2015

---> hanshack.com/belgium

Brussels cut outs

Cut outs of streets in Brussels, 2015

---> hanshack.com/brusslescutouts

Prison Typlogy

Patterns of confinement, 2015

---> hanshack.com/prisons

IT-Mittelstandsatlas

A map showing the distribution of medium-sized IT companies in Germany, 2015

---> bitkom.org/mittelstandsatlas
for lokaler

Mapworks

A tool for fast and pretty map design, 2015

---> mapworks.xyz
for lokaler

Meinungsmaschine

Talkshow monitor of the four largest talkshows in Germany, 2015

---> apps.lokaler.de/meinungsmaschine
for lokaler

Strassenkrieg

Traces of war in Berlin's street names, 2014

---> apps.lokaler.de/strassenkrieg

If Gaza or Israel was in ...

What if Gaza or Israel was in your city ?, 2014

---> apps.lokaler.de/israelgaza
for lokaler

Maps

A georefrenced paper cut map, 2014<

---> hanshack.com/maps.html

Berliner U-Bahn

Berlin's U-Bahn map stretched onto its real geography, 2014

---> hanshack.com/ubahn

Animated Map of Berlin

Animated map of Berlin, consisting of 3 layers, some fading and a map made with postgis, 2014

---> hanshack.com/animatedmap.html

Land use tool

A tool to get the land use based on OSM Data, 2014

---> hanshack.com/flaechentool

Masks of Modernities

Masks of Modernities Project

---> hanshack.com/masks.html

Cityscapes & Houses

A selection of paintings around the theme of cityscapes and houses, 2007-2014

---> hanshack.com/cityscapes.html

Monuments

A series of monument paintings, 2012

---> hanshack.com/monuments.html

'Vorne Fahrn'

Artwork in the Berlin Underground, 2012

---> hanshack.com/vorne-fahrn.html

Postcards

A series of paintings based on postcards, 2012.

---> hanshack.com/postcards.html