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Military infographic fascination

Paul Ford describes his fascination with military infographics. Here's what he has to say about the graphic above: Take some time with that graphic. After…

Drought map shows extreme shortages

From the U.S. National Drought Monitor. The entire state of California is in some level of drought, much of it extreme to exceptional. Snowpack is…

Alcohol consumption per drinker

We've seen rankings for alcohol consumption per capita around the world. These tend to highlight where people drink and abstain, but what about consumption among…

NBA basketball fans by ZIP code

After the popularity of The Upshot's baseball fandom map, it's no surprise the same group followed up with an NBA map of the same ilk.…

Name popularity by state, animated by year

Using baby name data from the Social Security Administration, Brian Rowe made this straightforward interactive that lets you search a name to see how its…

Crystal clusters of world data

Artist Scott Kildall generates what he calls World Data Crystals by mapping data on a globe with cubes and clustering them algorithmically. He then produces…

Your mobility at various times during the day

Isoscope, a class project by Flavio Gortana, Sebastian Kaim and Martin von Lupin, is an interactive that lets you explore mobility around the world. We…

The size of Game of Thrones dragons compared

Because Game of Thrones. Max Fleishman and Fernando Alfonso III for The Daily Dot compared the size of dragons on various shows and movies, from…

Views of white Americans

In light of the Donald Sterling brouhaha, Amanda Cox for The Upshot put up some charts for why you shouldn't be surprised that people still…

Interactive visualization used as music video

George & Jonathan used an interactive audio visualization for their recent album George & Jonathan III. This is a fun one. You can rotate the…

Lawmaking through the House and Senate visualized

Researchers at the University of Washington's Center for American Politics and Public Policy built the Legislative Explorer to show the lawmaking process in action. The…

Audio visualizer made with matrix of fire

The Pyro Board is a matrix of 2,500 flames that have controllable intensity, which can be used as an audio visualizer. Yeah, really. Just watch…

Detailed map of baseball fandom

For the past couple of sports seasons, Facebook mapped the most liked team by county. They did it for football (NFL), the NCAA basketball tournament,…

Where people bike and run, worldwide

Remember those running maps I made with limited data from RunKeeper? Strava, which also provides an app to track your runs and bike rides, has…

Music preference by region

Movoto mapped music preference for various genres, across the United States. We calculated musical taste scores using data from the National Endowment of the Arts,…

How people die in America

Matthew Klein for Bloomberg View explored mortality in America through a slidedeck of charts. The animations in between each slide grows tedious, but the topics…

Where nobody lives

We've seen the map of where everyone lives. Now here's the reverse of that by Nik Freeman: where nobody lives in the United States. A…

Weird stacked area map thing

This chart-map-looking thing from Nightly News is making the rounds, and it's not good. I'm opening the comments below for critique so that you can…

Five decades of warm and cold weather anomalies

This year's polar vortex churned up some global warming skeptics, but as we know, it's more useful to look at trends over significant spans of…

High-detail maps with Disser

Open data consultancy Conveyal released Disser, a command-line tool to disaggregate geographic data to show more details. For example, we've seen data represented with uniformly…

Independent coffee shops and community

As part of the You Are Here project from the MIT Media Lab, an exploration of independent coffee shops in San Francisco: Independent coffee shops…

Regional macrobrews

FloatingSheep pointed their Twitter geography towards beer (and wine). From Sam Adams in New England to Yuengling in Pennsylvania to Grain Belt and Schlitz in…