Weekend Minis – Government, Environment & Angry Employee

Posted to Data Sources  |  Nathan Yau

FedStats – Provides access to the full range of official statistical information produced by the Federal Government, including population, eduction, crime, and health care.

MAPLight – A detailed database that brings together information on campaign contributions and votes in the California legislature. Check out the video tour.

EarthTrends – A collection of information regarding the environmental, social, and economic trends that shape our world.

Angry Employee Deletes All of Company’s Data – A woman about to “lose” her job goes to the office at night and deletes 7 years’ worth of data. Can we say backup, please?

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Famous Movie Quotes as Charts

In celebration of their 100-year anniversary, the American Film Institute selected the 100 most memorable quotes from American cinema, and …

The Best Data Visualization Projects of 2011

I almost didn’t make a best-of list this year, but as I clicked through the year’s post, it was hard …

How We Spend Our Money, a Breakdown

We know spending changes when you have more money. Here’s by how much.

Reviving the Statistical Atlas of the United States with New Data

Due to budget cuts, there is no plan for an updated atlas. So I recreated the original 1870 Atlas using today’s publicly available data.