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Football supporter map of London

Map of London colored by what team the majority supports. Not much of a soccer... ahem, sorry, football fan. Accurate? [QPRdotorg via We Love Datavis]…

Our changing world in cartograms

In this series of interactive cartograms, FedEx shows our changing world (and I guess, how they are changing with it) through a variety of worldwide demographics such as access to…

Map of North American English dialects and subdialects

Rick Aschmann has made a hobby out of studying and mapping North American English dialects: This is just a little hobby of mine, that I thought might be interesting to…

Old map shows slavery in the United States

In 1864, drawing on the most recent 1860 Census data, the United States Coast Survey issued this choropleth map depicting counties with relatively high slave populations. President Lincoln was seen…

MacGyver guide on how to use a map

You might think that the only use for a map is to find directions to where you want to go. Or since you're a FlowingData reader, you know they can…

Mapping demographics of every block and city in America

Government data technology has felt behind the times the past few years with outdated Java applets and such, which makes it tedious to look at all the data that is…

Filling in the black holes of the Facebook friendship map

While it was fun looking at the worldwide connections on Facebook, I thought it was more interesting to look at the places where there were very few connections, where it…

Facebook worldwide friendships mapped

As we all know, people all over the world use Facebook to stay connected with friends and family. You meet someone. You friend him or her on Facebook to keep…

How the world searched in 2010

Google recaps search trends for the year in Google Zeitgeist 2010, from the World Cup and the Olympics to the earthquake in Haiti and the BP oil spill. Above is…

The United States of Autocomplete

Very Small Array has some fun with Google's autocomplete. Utah... Jazz. Kentucky... Fried Chicken. New York... Times. [Very Small Array via @mericson]…

Awards from Recovery and Reinvestment Act

Between February 17, 2009 to September 30, 2010, 88,791 awards have been funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. This animated map shows where these awards have been distributed…

Evolution of the two-party vote during past century

Political science PhD candidate David Sparks has look at the evolution of the two-party vote: Using county-level data, I spatially and temporally interpolated presidential vote returns for the two major…

Mapping human development in America

In work with the American Human Development Project, Rosten Woo and Zachary Watson map the Human Development Index, along with many other indicators in this thorough interactive.…

A world of tweets

We've seen this sort of thing before, with tweets mapped and such, but the recent A World of Tweets by Frog Design is nicely executed (in HTML5). A World of…

Defining neighborhoods with map scribbles

TenderMaps brings an informal approach to highlighting the parts of neighborhoods: We wanted to move from the static and singular, toward more dynamic, subtle definitions of neighborhoods, definitions emphasizing the…

The very first NYT election map

Matthew Ericson, deputy graphics director of The New York Times, dug through the archives to find the first occurrence of an election map in the paper, in 1896: The speed…

Keeping an eye on election results

All eyes here in the states will be on election results tonight, and all the major graphics desks have been hard at work to provide you up-to-date results as the…

Iraq War logs released by Wikileaks shed new light

This past Friday, Wikileaks released a second batch of reports on Iraq: At 5pm EST Friday 22nd October 2010 WikiLeaks released the largest classified military leak in history. The 391,832…

Mad Men office floor plan

I've never seen an episode, but if my Twitter stream has taught me anything, it's that many of you will enjoy this floor plan of the Mad Men office by…

True size of Africa

Online maps that we use for directions use the Mercator projection, and this tends to dictate how we perceive the size of countries and continents. If you look at the…

How K-12 schools in your area measure up

In collaboration with NBC News and The Gates Foundation, Ben Fry-headed Fathom Design shows you how K-12 schools measure up in your area. If you're a parent or soon-to-be parent…

Where refugees come from

Thousands of people flee their country every year, and the travel patterns are by no means easy to understand. Christian Behrens, in a revamp of a class project, visualizes these…