What Are Your Favorite Data Visualizations in Recent Memory?

It’s time for a reader discussion, open thread, etc. Today’s question is:

What are your favorite data visualizations in recent memory?

It can be something I’ve posted or it can be something I missed. To get your memory going, you might want to go through the archives. Are there any visualizations that made you stop and go wow?

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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.

Best Data Visualization Projects of 2016

Here are my favorites for the year.

Jobs Charted by State and Salary

Jobs and pay can vary a lot depending on where you live, based on 2013 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Here’s an interactive to look.

Life expectancy changes

The data goes back to 1960 and up to the most current estimates for 2009. Each line represents a country.