Hello, I am glad to greet you on my page! My name is Denis, I am from Nikel, Murmansk region in Russia. I have an interest in infographics that visualizes bigger amount of data that we usually used to see on the infographic pictures. I call it "mapographics".

Here are some of my mapographics. On this page I present works designed to be printed on a paper or put as an image on the site page. Some of them are made for various newspapers. Others to be printed standalone and then handed out.

Perhaps you would like to have a map of your location for tourists, a map telling news, map showing statistics? Or it is "how-to-get" chart in your mind? Or even timeline with important events?

In this case you can send a message to me: and I will be glad to materialize your vision on the paper or in the web. Also visit my blog about data visualization: complexpicture.com

Fall of Russian rouble

Layout suggestion and infographics for an article on rouble falling and shopping in Kirkenes.
SVA, 2014

Forgiving from society

The poll results visualization. Poll was about the opinion who must be forgiven from the Norwegian society: children of German soldiers, children of Russian soldiers, mothers of those kids, etc.
SVA, 2014

Dark Ecology

A3 scheme for particiapnts of Dark Ecology project.
Dark ecology project, 2014

Barents cooperation links. Culture

Projects supported by Barents sekretariate. The condition for a project to be supported - at least two partners must exist: one from Norway, another - from Russia. Viz shows links between partner places in Norway and Russia. The data at which graphics is based upon is limited by year (2012) and theme (culture).

Stone transport through Kirkenes

Trucks produce noise while carrying stone from Bjørnevatn mines to Kirkenes quay. The map shows critical points along the routes of driving.
SVA: sva.no. 2014

Kirkenes-Sabetta route

General distances and route for transporting stone from Kirkenes to a new Russian LNG-terminal port Sabetta.
SVA: sva.no. 2014

Structure of expenses

The structure of Pechenga district municipality budget expenses.
Pechenga municipality. 2014

Refugees helpcenter locator

Locator map for refugees helpcenter in Nikel.
SVA: sva.no. 2014

Presumable access mode zones in the Russian borderland

Appendix to the official requests by Pechenga district administration to FSB about existing zones with restricted or limited access for foreigners.
Pechenga municipality, 2014

Refugees from Ukraine

Map that visualizes relative position of Ukraine/Donbass and Norway-Russia borderland area. Refugees arrived to Nikel and Zapolyarny.
SVA: sva.no. 2014

Map of headlines

Titles of news articles over the particular period of time are attached to the locations in Sør-Varanger kommune.
Suggested to SVA. 2014


Planning development of Tømmerneset area near Kirkenes.
Finnmarken newspaper. 2014

Storskog bordercrossings 2011-2014, by day

Daily statistics sketch on how many Norwegians cross the Russian-Norwegian border each day. However the data was not without flaws: some days were missed, and some were accumulated and gave a spike (spikes had been removed from the resulted viz).
Suggested to SVA. 2014

Storskog bordercrossings 2011-2014, by months

Statistics with data by months, which is more trustable than daily data. Timeline below bars shows prominent events that presumably influenced the bordercrossing statistics.
Suggested to SVA. 2014

Storskog bordercrossings 2011-2014, by years

An optimized variant for the previous graphics. I threw out the elements that don't make a story. Those were monthly statistics as it was plain and I couldn't realize what unexpectancy it can bring.
Suggested to SVA. 2014

Semi-joking map of Pazretsk

The map quite detailly covers an area of where Russia, Norway and Finland meet each other.

Newspaper authors timeline

Inversia. To the 150th issue anniversary.
Inversia newspaper, 2014

Nikel map 2.0

Updated map for Nikel, now 3D buildings for easier feeling of the town as whole.

Protests in Ukraine

This kind of heatmap was very popular among many newspapers and websites in January 2014.

Tragedy in Eredvi

Infographics for
Novaya Osetia newspaper, 2014

Sport goods shop

How-to-get explaining scheme demo, thought to be inserted into the text body of newspaper article.

Kirkenes area map

Unfinished Kirkenes map for Russian shoppers.
Unfinished to Sollia Gjestegård, 2013.

Zelenograd bus routes

Still I cannot remember which bus goes where in Zelenograd. A couple of times I got the wrong bus, going to my job or home, so the desire was to map routes once and for all. I've chose to show just internal routes, where my monthly ticket is acceptable.

Map of Zapoljarnyy

Standalone A3 version. Before publishing this map, no one knew what is there inside Zapoljarnyy. How buildings and streets relate to each other. The town was covered by a mist of uncertainty.
SIVA, 2012.

Nikel map in the newspaper

Version printed in the Kirkenes newspaper Sør-Varanger Avis. It was the first map of neighbouring Russian town published in the Norwegian newspaper.
SVA, 2012.

How-to-get map

Ecofarm Green field near Saint-Petersburg.

East of Nordkapp

The coast east of Nordkapp with key places and transport infrastructure in the perspective of tourist flows. Prepared for a seminar in Vardø.

Number of bordercrossings chart

Data collected from the monthly report plots at politi.no The data is about monthly number of two-ways bordercrossings at the Storskog station on the Russian-Norwegian border.