Mapping plastic in the ocean

Aug 21, 2014

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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Who is Older and Younger than You

Here’s a chart to show you how long you have until you start to feel your age.

10 Best Data Visualization Projects of 2015

These are my picks for the best of 2015. As usual, they could easily appear in a different order on a different day, and there are projects not on the list that were also excellent.

A Day in the Life of Americans

I wanted to see how daily patterns emerge at the individual level and how a person’s entire day plays out. So I simulated 1,000 of them.

This is an American Workday, By Occupation

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