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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 Ben chooses to let the…

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 city. I'm not sure what…

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 creating graphs with web standards.…

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 Clinton - positions taken, counties…

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 graph, I can see this…

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 you can see the buzz…

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 important lessons. Reduce Multidimensional Data…

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 people send me links (hint)…

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 pride. For each sin we…

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 relationship between transactions based on…

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, and structure. From the looks…

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 Herman Chernoff in 1973. These…

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 chose to map only the…

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 off guard, because it actually…

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 usually more attractive one. It's…

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, and create extensions for existing…

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 - the electromagnetic space…

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 like I'd seen a lot,…

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 might be thinking, "I don't…

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.