A year of earthquakes

May 14, 2015

Fathom provides an interactive browser for a year of earthquakes, based on data from USGS. You’ve likely seen this data before, but the interaction is quite useful and applicable to other maps.

Filters on the right let you turn layers — population density, mortality risk, and the tectonic plates lines — on and off and subset by magnitude. The timeline on the bottom lets you scrub by time with an adjustable time span.

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Life expectancy changes

The data goes back to 1960 and up to the most current estimates for 2009. Each line represents a country.

Most popular porn searches, by state

We’ve seen that we can learn from what people search …

Causes of Death

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.

Visualizing the Uncertainty in Data

Data is an abstraction, and it’s impossible to encapsulate everything it represents in real life. So there is uncertainty. Here are ways to visualize the uncertainty.