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Where Can You Find America’s Best Beer?

Mike Wirth maps medal winners from the Great American Beer Festival from 1987 to 2007. I'm not surprised that California has won so many medals,…

Social Weather Mapping From Google Chrome Experiment

In the promotion of its speedy javascript, Google announces the Chrome Experiment. As part of the Experiment, design group Use All Five give us Small…

Immigration Explorer Shows Largest Foreign-born Groups Since 1880

Remember our short contest a while back with immigration rates to the United States? The New York Times digs deeper with their Immigration Explorer. It's…

How Much Junk Orbits Around the Earth?

You might not realize it, but there's a lot of junk that orbits around the Earth. The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) tracks anything…

New York Times Maps Twitter Chatter During Super Bowl

Twitter and maps just go well together. The New York Times maps Super Bowl-related tweets over the course of the game. A control timeline is…

Visualizing Twitter as Barack Obama Became the 44th President

On Tuesday, January 20, 2009 at 12pm, Barack Obama officially became the 44th president of the United States of America. As we all watched Obama…

Animated Map Shows One Year of Edits to OpenStreetMap

I admit it. I'm a sucker for animated maps - especially when there's music playing in the back. I'm not exactly sure what it is…

9 Ways to Visualize Consumer Spending

GOOD Magazine's most recent infographic (above and below) on consumer spending got me to thinking about all the other approaches I've seen on the same…

Budweiser Maps Drinkabilty of Bud Light Beer

Yes, watered down and flavorless beer has high drinkability. You know, sort of like water. The difference is shade of yellow.…

Urban Heartbeat of European Cities – Urban Mobs

During major events, people use their mobile phones to share their emotions: the euphoria of a football match in Spain or Romania, World Music Day…

Because It’s Friday

Have a good weekend all. I'll be getting buried in the expected 12 inches of snow here in Buffalo in the meantime :). [via superpoop…

Navigate Articles, Photos, and Video from Around the Globe

The Washington Post recently put up TimeSpace: World, which is an interactive map that shows articles, video, photos, and commentary as they happen around the…

Explore and Analyze Geographic Data with UUorld

UUorld (pronounced "world") is a 4-dimensional mapping tool that lets you explore geographic data - the fourth dimension being time. The interface will remind you…

Guess What State Searches for ‘Poo’ the Most – StateStats

StateStats is like Google Insights but on a state level. Type in a search term and get Google search levels with correlations to certain "metrics"…

Visualization Projects from Database City – Visualizar’08

This is a guest post by Greg J. Smith, a Toronto-based designer and researcher. Greg writes about design, visualization and digital culture on his personal…

Neighborhood Boundaries with Flickr Shapefiles

Neighborhood Boundaries by Tom Taylor uses Flickr Shapefiles and Yahoo! Geoplanet "to show you where the world thinks its neighbors are." Yahoo! provides access to…

Facebook Friend Activity Seen Around the World

Palantir, by Jack Lindamood, Kevin Der, and Dan Weatherford of Facebook, visualizes friend activity on Facebook. The three "hacked" together Palantir at Facebook's recent Hackathon,…

US Oil Doesn’t Come From Where You Think it Does

Where do you think the US imports the most oil from? Most of us would probably say somewhere in the Middle East, but Jon Udell…

Cotton Picking Correlates to President Picking

The U.S. election is over. The post-election analyses begin. The above map shows presidential voting at the county level. The more red a county is,…

Alternative to Cartograms Using Transparency

The thing about cartograms is that it's hard to make out what you're seeing. You lose most sense of geography and size comparison is near…

Maps and Cartograms of 2008 Presidential Election

Cartograms got a lot of coverage in 2004 when Michael Gastner, Cosma Shalizi, and Mark Newman used them to show the Bush/Kerry election results. Naturally,…

European Economic Weather Map – Sudden Change in Outlook

In this map from the Financial Times, the state of Europe's economy is shown like a weather map. A cloud with a lightning bolt represents…