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Gotham City map

In 1998, artist Eliot R. Brown created a map of Gotham City for the Batman No Man's Land series. Brown describes the process of making…

Distribution of letters in the English language

Some letters in the English language appear more often in the beginning of words. Some appear more often at the end, and others show up…

Tron-style dashboard shows Wikipedia and GitHub streams

As a fun learning exercise, Rob Scanlon made a dashboard that shows GitHub and Wikipedia changes in the style of graphics in Tron: Legacy. Hello…

Careers after the college degree

Ben Schmidt, an assistant professor of history at Northeastern University, was curious about careers after college degrees, so he used a quick Sankey diagram to…

Death penalty, the executed and the victims

The Washington Post provides a look at the death penalty in the United States, from 1977 to present. On the left is an icon for…

Your income versus what it feels like

Incomes and the cost of living vary across the country. Some areas might have high median income, but the cost of living is also high.…

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…