Mapping plastic in the ocean

Posted to Maps  |  Tags: , ,  |  Nathan Yau

In research efforts to understand marine debris, Andres Cozar Cabañas et al recently published findings on plastic debris in the open ocean. National Geographic and geographer Jamie Hawk mapped the data.

Extent of ocean plastic

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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.

Years You Have Left to Live, Probably

The individual data points of life are much less predictable than the average. Here’s a simulation that shows you how much time is left on the clock.

This is an American Workday, By Occupation

I simulated a day for employed Americans to see when and where they work.

Marrying Age

People get married at various ages, but there are definite trends that vary across demographic groups. What do these trends look like?