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The Geography of Netflix Rentals

Some movies are popular everywhere. Others are popular only in certain regions. The New York Times, in a nice team effort, maps rental popularity by zip code for large regions…

The Universe as We Know It

The Known Universe from the American Museum of Natural History shows a view of the universe, starting from the Himalayas and quickly moving out to the edge where all is…

The Geography of AIDS Around the World

It was World AIDS Day last week and UNAIDS published the latest estimates on the number of people around the world who are living with HIV. Xaquin G.V. provides four…

Can You Guess What These Maps Show?

I'm no doubt still under massive food coma at this time, but in case you've regained consciousness or don't live in the US, check out this collection of maps from…

What’s Cooking on Thanksgiving, Mapped and Ranked

Food-wise, Thanksgiving is different across the country. In some places you're going to get a lot of chitterlings and collard greens, while in others, turkey and mashed potatoes. Personally, I'm…

Battle of the Coverage Maps: Verizon vs. AT&T

Verizon has been running these ads lately that compare their 3G coverage to that of AT&T's. In the ads a Verizon customer walks along on a speedy phone, and a…

Make Thematic Maps With Cartographer.js

Like it or not, Google Maps mashups continue to be a Web favorite. It's just so easy to use. Stick a few lines of javascript in your web page, and…

Unemployment, 2004 to Present – The Country is Bleeding

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released the most recent unemployment numbers last week. Things aren't looking good for the unemployed, I'm afraid. I showed my younger sister the maps. Her…

Using Flickr as a Paintbrush

Andy Woodruff from Cartogrammar uses average color in Flickr photos to map the colors that people take the most pictures of. The above for example, shows the common colors of…

This Would Be Perfect for a Roomba Commercial

You know the Roomba from iRobot? It's the robot vacuum cleaner that is supposed to do the work on its own so that you don't have to. I've seen video…

You Are Not Allowed to Read this Book

What would a freshman English class be without Of MIce and Men? No George or Lenny? People in Appomattox, Virginia seem to think it'd be just fine. The National Coalition…

The Geography of Job Loss

While on the topic of job loss and unemployment, here's an animated map from Tip Strategies that shows job gains and losses over time. Red means loss and green means…

Trendsmap Shows Twitter Trends Geographically

Twitter shows trending topics, but it's for the entire user base. You can only see what everyone on Twitter is talking about at any given time. Trendsmap, on the other…

Earth Through the Eyes of Astronauts

Bella Gaia, or Beautiful Earth, is a unique view of earth through the eye's of astronauts in an effort to provide some sentiment to our home planet.…

Stimulus Funding Map is ‘Slick as Hell’

As you know, states have received billions of dollars of federal stimulus funding. But do you know where all the money goes? Stamen Design, in its most recent project with…

Mapping the Growth of the Internet – What Do You Think?

I, uh, well. Hmm. Yeah. New Scientist recently compiled a list of visualizations exploring the growth of the Internet. Here they are in no particular order (plus the one above).…

What DC Metro Routes are Most Common?

Greater Greater Washington maps rider flow for the DC Metro. As you might guess, the thicker the path, the greater the estimated number of riders in that given area. As…

Religious Geography of the United States

The U.S. Census Bureau doesn't ask questions about religion because of political issues involving separation of church and state, so we don't always get a very detailed view of religion.…

Mapping Crime in Oxford Over Time

Mentorn Media and Cimex Media, on behalf of BBC, explore crime patterns in Oxford over time. In a map, that I am happy to see is not a Google mashup,…

Watch the Ebb and Flow of Melbourne Trains

Similar to other visualizations showing location (e.g. Cabspotting, Britain From Above), this one from Australia-based data visualization group, Flink Labs, shows the ebb and flow of Melbourne trains over the…

Health Care Costs Vary Widely By Region

No, this isn't a bad fungus spreading northwest towards Washington. This map from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (via MSNBC) shows health care costs across the country, and yes, you…

Realtime Information Graphics Show International Data Interchange

Zum Kuckuck, a design group in Germany, visualizes data interchange and network traffic with Processing in this beautifully executed installation.…