I’m Back

Posted to Site News  |  Nathan Yau

After a couple of weeks of phone-only Internet, I've got my hands on a keyboard again and I'm looking at a screen bigger than four inches. It feels strange, but it's good to be back.

My many thanks to Kim for holding down the fort while I'm gone. Be sure to follow her at @krees and check out Periscopic for your information visualization needs.

So what'd I miss?



Where People Run in Major Cities

There are many exercise apps that allow you to keep track of your running, riding, and other activities. Record speed, …

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.

Real Chart Rules to Follow

There are rules—usually for specific chart types meant to be read in a specific way—that you shouldn’t break. When they are, everyone loses. This is that small handful.

19 Maps That Will Blow Your Mind and Change the Way You See the World. Top All-time. You Won’t Believe Your Eyes. Watch.

Many lists of maps promise to change the way you see the world, but this one actually does.