PBS Off Book’s recent episode is on “the art of data visualization.” It feels like a TED talk — kind of fluffy and warm — with several names and visualization examples that you’ll recognize. No clue who the first guy is though.
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The data goes back to 1960 and up to the most current estimates for 2009. Each line represents a country.
It’s always tough to pick my favorite visualization projects. Nevertheless, I gave it a go.
There are many ways to die. Cancer. Infection. Mental. External. This is how different groups of people died over the past 10 years, visualized by age.
Due to budget cuts, there is no plan for an updated atlas. So I recreated the original 1870 Atlas using today’s publicly available data.