Mapping plastic in the ocean

Posted to Maps  |  Tags: , ,  |  Nathan Yau

In research efforts to understand marine debris, Andres Cozar Cabañas et al recently published findings on plastic debris in the open ocean. National Geographic and geographer Jamie Hawk mapped the data.

Extent of ocean plastic

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This is an American Workday, By Occupation

I simulated a day for employed Americans to see when and where they work.

Jobs Charted by State and Salary

Jobs and pay can vary a lot depending on where you live, based on 2013 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Here’s an interactive to look.

Marrying Age

People get married at various ages, but there are definite trends that vary across demographic groups. What do these trends look like?

Reviving the Statistical Atlas of the United States with New Data

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.