I can always find time to enjoy me some minimal maps. Tim Meko for The Washington Post visualized American infrastructure in a series of six maps, from the electric grid to bridges and railroads. The above is pipelines.
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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.
I call myself a statistician, because, well, I’m a statistics graduate student. However, the most important things I’ve learned are less formal, but have proven extremely useful when working/playing with data.
The data goes back to 1960 and up to the most current estimates for 2009. Each line represents a country.
Many lists of maps promise to change the way you see the world, but this one actually does.