Visualization

Showing the stories in data through statistics, design, aesthetics, and code.

Given your income, most beneficial tax breaks

With the release of the Republican proposed tax plan, Reuben Fischer-Baum and Kevin…

LEGO world map

Check out this five-foot long LEGO world map. [W]e wanted to have a…

Time map shows locations based on how long it takes to get there

With the premise that we often search for locations based on how long…

Thermal structure of Hurricane Maria

Hurricane Maria touched down in Puerto Rico. This visualization by Joshua Stevens at…

Visual narrative of six asylum seekers

We often visualize migration and people movement as lines that go from point…

Computer uses wind to mine cryptocurrency and then fund climate research

HARVEST is an art piece by Julian Oliver that consists of a 4G-connected…

Aviation tracker with depth

I’ve grown bored of maps that show commuter traffic, but for whatever reason,…

Tour of Saturn through Cassini, the satellite that crashes on Friday

About two decades ago, the Cassini satellite headed towards Saturn and has been…

Landsat satellite imagery browser

Downloading and viewing satellite imagery is a bit of a process. There are…

Comparing the strength of Hurricane Irma against previous hurricanes

For perspective, The New York Times compares the strength of Hurricane Irma to…

Mortgages in terms of years of working life

Buying a house is often confusing and complex, compounded by a dollar sign…

Thirty years of hurricanes

After their graphic for thirty years of floods, Axios follows up with thirty…

Cost of Hurricane Harvey

Kevin Quealy for The Upshot charted the estimated cost of Hurricane Harvey, along…

Everyday thresholds visualized in dramatic fashion

This is a fun one that’s weirdly suspenseful. Everyday thresholds, like the slow…

Most frequent how-tos we search for

Xaquín G.V., in collaboration with the Google News Lab, investigated what people around…

Thirty years of floods

Based on data from the Dartmouth Flood Observatory, Lazaro Gamio for Axios mapped…

Using an audience’s own data to highlight both play and security

This is great. Daniel Goddemeyer and Dominikus Baur made Data Futures, which collects…

Measuring things with ships

We might be in an age of big data, but people have been…

Harvey rainfall map

In case you didn’t hear, Houston is getting some rain due to Hurricane…

Data Comics

Comics are a way to tell stories and for a while now, people…

Color profiles of every Game of Thrones episode

As the final episode of Game of Thrones nears, Kavya Sukumar for Vox…

Flights passing through the shadow of the sun

Here’s a neat one by John Muyskens for The Washington Post. Using data…

He vs. She in film screenplay direction

In screenplays, there are directions that tell actors and actresses what to do…

C’est la vis, teaching kids how to visualize data

By adulthood, it’s expected that we can read charts to some degree. You’re…

Sunsquatch, the only eclipse map you need

It’s solar eclipse time. There have been a lot of maps leading up…

Catalog of visualization types to find the one that fits your dataset

There are a lot of visualization methods to choose from, and it can…

Killings of blacks by whites ruled “justified”

In a collaboration between The Marshall Project and The Upshot, Daniel Lathrop and…

Photorealistic balls of precious metals placed outside their mines

Artist Dillon Marsh uses CGI balls of metal placed outside of mines to…

How far you can drive out of the city in one hour

Using anonymized cell phone data from Here Technologies, Sahil Chinoy for The Washington…

Game of Thrones character chart, you decide

I’ve never seen this Game of Thrones show, but I suspect this will…