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All 26 Million Road Segments in Continental United States

Ben Fry maps every road segment in All Streets, according to the U.S. Census Bureau's TIGER/Line data. There's no actual map or drawn borders; instead…

Poverty Statistics that Make Sense – Welcome to Povertyville and Slumtown

Dan Beech represents worldwide poverty in this video, which is actually a 3-dimensional bar chart with some flare: Welcome to Povertyville, Slumtown, and Low Income…

Rolling Out Your Own Online Maps and Graphs with HTML/CSS

Wilson Miner and Paul Smith, two co-founders of Everyblock, post tutorials and a little bit of their own experiences rolling out their own maps and…

Showing the Obama-Clinton Divide in Decision Tree Infographic

Amanda Cox, of The New York Times, made another excellent graphic (and I wouldn't expect anything less). We see an entire story between Obama and…

Hierarchical Glossary as Interactive Network Graphs

Moritz has been working on visualization of a hierarchical glossary carefully named "Glossary Visualization" versions 2-5. Not sure where version 1 is. Being a network…

Facebook Lexicon – Trends for Writings on the Wall

Facebook recently released Lexicon which is like a Google Trends or Technorati for wall posts. Type in a word or a group of words, and…

3 Rules of Thumb When Designing Visualization

Bernard Kerr, the lead designer for del.icio.us, gave an interesting talk (below) focused on remail (mentioned here) and tagorbitals. At the end, he offers three…

Data Visualization Blogs You Might Not Know About

We all know about information aesthetics, but what other visualization blogs are out there? While writing for FlowingData I've come across some good ones as…

Mapping America’s Most Sinful Cities

Forbes, with the help of Mavin Digital, ranked and mapped cities based on the seven deadly sins - lust, gluttony, avarice, sloth, wrath, envy, and…

Personal Transactions as a Network Graph Over Time

Transactions Graph, by Burak Arikan, is a piece placing personal transactions in network graph. Each node represents a transaction while connections (or edges) shows a…

Regularities and Patterns Within a Literary Space

Stefanie Posavec, maps literary works at the Sheffield Galleries On the Map exhibit. There are several parts to Stefanie's piece mapping sentence length, writing style,…

Chernoff Faces to Display Baseball Managers From 2007 MLB Season

Check out this lovely use of Chernoff Faces by Steve Wang of Swarthmore College. This method of visualization was developed by none other than mathematician-statistician-physicist…

21 (Eco)Visualizations for Energy Consumption Awareness

Eco-visualization creates awareness of energy - something that we cannot see, but use a whole lot of.

World Internet City-to-City Connections and Density Maps

Chris Harrison put together a series of Internet maps that show how cities are interconnected by router configuration. Similar to Aaron Koblin's Flight Patterns, Chris…

What Interests Do Your Facebook Friends Have in Common?

Nexus, by Ivan Kozik, lets you explore your Facebook social network and find out what your friends have in common. Nexus kind of caught me…

A Little Bit of Design Goes a Long Way With Infographics

If I've learned anything about designing information graphics, it's that attention to detail and small changes make a mediocre graphic into a really useful and…

Is the New Google Visualization API Going to Limit Our Data Imagination?

Google recently released a visualization API that allows you to share embeddable visualization on your website, create Google Gadgets that can be shared and reused,…

21 Ways to Visualize and Explore Your Email Inbox

Can we somehow tell a meaningful story with the thousands of emails we've sent, received, and deleted?

Interact With the Atlas of Electromagnetic Space

Jose Luis Vicente and Irma Vilà, in collaboration with Bestiario, have created an interactive installation in Flash that allows you to explore the radio spectrum…

17 Ways to Visualize the Twitter Universe

I just created a new Twitter account, and it got me to thinking about all the data visualization I've seen for Twitter tweets. I felt…

A World of Information in Data-driven Art – Not Your Grandma’s Dashboard

Wired Magazine recently did a feature on data-driven art. The above image is Jason Salavon's work that shows U.S. population by county. The technically-minded readers…

4 Data Visualizations That Inspired Me to Learn More

There was a time I didn't really know what I wanted to do, but since I saw these data visualization pieces, I haven't looked back.