Visualization

Showing the stories in data through statistics, design, aesthetics, and code.

Map shows how NASA satellites collect global rain data

We can download data as a single snapshot in a single file, but…

Grandpa Chad distribution

xkcd crossed a rough age distribution of people becoming grandparents with people named…

Canceled flights due to coronavirus

With an animated side-by-side map, The New York Times shows canceled flights in…

Map of mathematics

The Map of Mathematics from Quanta Magazine explains key concepts with animated visualizations:…

Scale of Bloomberg net worth

While we’re on the topic of Mike Bloomberg’s money, here’s another view from…

Bloomberg ad spending, relative to other candidates’

Mike Bloomberg’s ad spending might not be that much relative to his own…

Forgotten map types

Geographer Tim Wallace likes to look at old maps, and is particularly fond…

Most often missed areas while washing hands

This graphic from WakeMed shows the areas most often missed while washing hands.…

Printing money at the speed of various wages

Neal Agarwal used a money printing metaphor to depict differences in various wages.…

Blanket visualizes daily high and low temperatures

Reddit user quantum-kate used daily high and low temperatures in Denver in 1992…

A tour of the king’s tattoos

DR used a 3-D model to recreate King Frederick the 9th’s ink: King…

Good state naming

From @haru_cchii on the Twitter: Local German Gets Bored And Tries To Name…

Mapping the construction of railroads in America

For the Financial Times, Alan Smith and Steven Bernard traced the history of…

Faking traffic on Google Maps with a wagon of 99 smartphones

Google Maps incorporates data from smartphones to estimate traffic in any given location.…

Flow Fields, a generative art tool

Flow Fields, a generative art tool by Michael Freeman, lets you adjust various…

Questionable science diagrams

Sometimes illustrating scientific findings is a challenge. Sometimes the illustrations are published anyways,…

Geography of FM radio

So get this. There are these things called radio stations that broadcast music…

Make a streets map of anywhere in the world

Following up on his mini-app to draw ridgeline maps for elevation, Andrei Kashcha…