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Map of Olympic Medals in Bubble + Geographic Form

Lee Byron, Amanda Cox and Matthew Ericson of the New York Times graphics department map Olympic medals starting from the first one hosted by the…

Visualize Genomes and Genomic Data – Circos

Circos is a project by Martin Krzywinski that lets you upload genomic data and visualize it as a network like the one above. It is…

New Version of Flare Visualization Toolkit Released

A new version of Flare, the data visualization toolkit for Actionscript (which means it runs in Flash), was just released yesterday with a number of…

Can You Improve this Graph Showing Suicide Rates in Japan?

Are you ready for another deconstruct/reconstruct exercise? I just posted a time series plot in the FlowingData forums that shows suicide rates and unemployment rates…

What Kind of Information is Hidden in Barcodes?

Barcodes. We all know what they look like. They're the black stripes that vary in thickness with numbers that indicate something or another, but what…

Watching Our Twitter World – twittervision Redux

See what people are tweeting around the world 24/7. What are you doing right now?

There’s More Than One Way to Skin a Dataset

Last week I asked if you could improve a mediocre bar chart showing party majorities by county. There was a resounding yes as many of…

Mapping Walkability in San Francisco

Lee Byron, recent Carnegie Mellon grad and newly inducted New York Times graphics intern, maps walkability in San Francisco. He scraped Walk Score for uh,…

Shouldn’t You Be Using Firefox By Now?

I've been using Mozilla Firefox for years and have nothing but good things to say about the most recently released Firefox 3. Whenever I borrow…

Martin Wattenberg On Visualizing Large Textual Data

Martin Wattenberg, one of the creators of Many Eyes, in reply to "Why is a numbers guy like you so interested in large textual data…

Weekend Minis for Your Lazy Weekend – 7/19/08

BedPost - I put this up earlier for the FlowingData personal visualization project, but for those who missed out, Kevin recently put up a sign…

Can You Improve this Mediocre Statistical Graphic?

I'm on my way back home from the workshop Integrating Computing into the Statistics Curricula in Berkeley (and this time I managed to get through…

Is Napoleon’s March the Greatest Statistical Graphic Ever?

I'm starting to hear about Charles Minard's map of Napoleon's march time and time again - almost to the point of exhaustion. Is the map…

Browse Your del.icio.us Bookmarks as Thumbnails

I bookmark stuff with del.icio.us almost every day, and it's become indispensable, because I mark items to write about later here on FlowingData. So it's…

Radiohead Music Video by Capturing and Rendering 3D Data

Radiohead's most recent music video, House of Cards, was made entirely without cameras. Instead the setup involved a rotating scanner, lasers, and lots of 3D…

Mapping Economic Activity for the World

The G-Econ (Geographically-based Economic data) group has worked on making economic data publicly available via Gross Cell Product (GCP). In other words, they've collected data…

Reflecting On the Data Viz VI Conference

A little over a week ago, I was in Bremen for the Data Viz VI conference. Read that Data Viz 6 - not Data Viz…

Map With All the Common APIs at Once – Mapstraction

For those who want more out of the commonly-used mapping APIs from Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, etc, but don't want to get too heavy on the…

Playful Infographics Triumph Over Pure Analytics (Sometimes)

The New York Times shows how presidential candidates have spent more than $900 million so far with this bubbly graphic by Lee Byron, Hannah Fairfield…

The Girl Effect – Beautiful Use of Animated Typography

The Girl Effect - "the idea that adolescent girls are uniquely capable of raising the standard of living in the developing world" - is portrayed…

Infographics Movie: Cost of the War In Iraq

In the time that it takes you to watch this movie, the US government will have spent $500,000 towards the war in Iraq. At least…

Hacking the Coffee Maker – Caffeine Viewer

The colmeia group recently installed their Caffeine Viewer project where they hacked their coffee maker to log their "insane coffee consumption" in real-time. Every time…