Visualization

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

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…

Bread bag alignment chart

From @aurelianrabbit, the bread bag alignment chart. Lawful neutral, right here.…

Where North Korea can reach with its missiles

Troy Griggs and Karen Yourish for The New York Times mapped the estimated…

Perception of neighborhoods through Airbnb ratings

Beñat Arregi made a series of Airbnb maps with a simple premise. If…

Karate-inspired projection mapping

I have no idea how projection mapping works, so it kind of feels…

Music preference geography

Travel to different parts of the country, and you hear different types of…

Interactive shows map projections with a face

We’ve seen faces as map projections before, but this is 63 projections on…

Boeing draws a plane in the sky with flight path

In a test flight, Boeing took the thing where you draw using your…

Voronoi diagram of people in the park

From Rod Bogart, a Voronoi diagram of people sitting in Bryant Park. It’s…

Flow of goods between states

Using data from the Freight Analysis Framework, Chris Canipe for Axios mapped the…

Google Trends eclipse interest

I feel like the large-volume coverage of the upcoming eclipse doesn’t quite match…

Satellite view of the upcoming eclipse’s path

In case you didn’t hear, a solar eclipse is on the way that…

Hotter and hotter summers, extremely hot

Climate scientist James Hansen and team looked at summer temperatures over several decades.…

Why automation is different this time

Since forever, we’ve tried to make jobs easier. More automated. In many cases,…

How many people might lose health insurance

The Urban Institute estimated how many people in each state gained health insurance…