Global shipping in a narrated interactive map

Posted to Maps  |  Tags: ,  |  Nathan Yau

We’ve seen maps for global shipping routes before, but this project — Ship Map — by Kiln and the UCL Energy Institute makes the exploration more interactive and explanatory.

There are a few different views with animated dots to represent moving ships, paths to show routes all at once, and filters to focus on areas of interest. The highlight here though is the narration that guides you from area to area. It’s not just a map to poke at but a good bit of explanation on what you see.

Nice.

Favorites

Marrying Age

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

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.

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 …

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 …