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Side-by-side comparisons for Australian Census

Last week, Australia released data for their 2011 Census. Small Multiples, in collaboration with Special Broadcasting Service, put the data to use and built an interactive that compares demographics based…

Stars in the zodiac constellations, from Earth and space

While we're on the subject of stars, developer Riley Davis modeled the ones in the zodiac constellations and color-coded them by temperature. He also labeled the constellations and included the…

An interactive view of star constellations

When we look up at the night sky to gaze at the stars, we see small, glowing dots that we perceive almost as if they were drawn on a flat…

Commute times in your area, mapped

When you look for a place to live, there are outside factors to consider other than price and square footage. You want to know what the area is like. How's…

Endangered languages project

Google, in collaboration with Vizzuality, are trying to catalog endangered languages before they are gone forever in the Endangered Languages Project. Humanity today is facing a massive extinction: languages are…

Network of data visualization references

Developer Santiago Ortiz explores visualization references through Delicious tags and puts them in a discovery context. There are two views. The first is a network with tags and resources as…

Working in America over the decades

Information visualization firm Periscopic, in collaboration with GE, explores the makeup of the American workforce, from 1960 to present. Jobs are definitely a top of mind subject. Did you know…

Parallel Sets for categorical data, D3 port

A while back, Robert Kosara and Caroline Ziemkiewicz shared their work on Parallel Sets, a way to visually explore categorical data. Software developer, Jason Davies, just ported the technique to…

Eating healthiness mapped over 24 hours

The Eatery app by Massive Health lets people snap pictures of their food and rate the healthiness. The premise is that you don't have to carefully count calories to lose…

Tracking drought in the US

NPR has a look at weekly drought figures over the past couple of years. The focus is on Texas, a state that's been hit hard the past few months. In…

Interactive Islands of Mankind

Geography graduate student Derek Watkins has some fun with population densities in an interactive version of William Bunge's The Continents and Islands of Mankind. The above shows areas in the…

Gender wage gap, how much less women make than men

Three or four articles on the gender wage gap popped up on my radar last week, some focusing on the rise of women as the lead household earner and others on how much less women make. I took a look.

Interactive Time Series Chart with Filters

Time series charts can easily turn to spaghetti when you have multiple categories. By highlighting the ones of interest, you can direct focus and allow comparisons.

Explore Geographic Coverage in Mapping Wikipedia

TraceMedia, in collaboration with the Oxford Internet Institute, maps language use across Wikipedia in an interactive, fittingly named Mapping Wikipedia. Simply select a language, a region, and the metric that…

Rising Water Levels in the Immediate Future

Stamen Design, in collaboration with Climate Central, shows major areas that could be affected by probable rising water levels in the not so far off future. The context for this…

Inception Explained in Animated Infographic

Designer Matt Dempsey explains the storyline of Inception in this fun experiment. There were a few flowcharts that came out when the movie did, including one from Christopher Nolan, but…

Watercolor Map Tiles

A couple of years ago, when you thought about online interactive maps, what came to your mind? Lots of yellow. Online maps are looking a lot different these days though,…

Innovation History via 6,000 Pages of Annual Reports

Fathom Information Design, in collaboration with GE, visualizes GE annual reports from 1892 to 2011. It doesn't sound so interesting at first, but browse the appearance of keywords, and you…

Towards a Low-carbon World

Carbon output. We want to reduce it, but some countries have a longer way to go than others. Pitch Interactive shows progress (or non-progress) by country in this interactive for…

Comparing heritage in the Melting Pot

At first I thought this map, by David Yanofsky for Bloomberg, was your standard county-level choropleth map of demographics. Select a self-described heritage from the first drop down and you…

Who voted for Santorum and Romney

As a complement to Shan Carter's exit poll dancing boxes, The New York Times provides another view with an interactive triangular scatterplot. In the dancing boxes, you can see how…

Your personal networks visualized as microbiological cells in Biologic

Data exists in digital form, on our computers and spreadsheets, but the exciting part about data is what it represents in the real world. Bits are people, places, and things.…