Visualization

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

One-year time-lapse of the weather

Along the same lines as last week’s one-year wind time-lapse, Weather Decoded provides…

Voronoi diagram from smooshing paint between glass

It feels like magic. I think there’s a magic trick percolating in there…

Time-lapse of all the wind in 2018

Using the same National Weather Service data that powers his live-ish wind map…

Government shutdown, other industries provided for scale

As the shutdown continues, 800,000 government workers wait for something to happen. The…

Vintage map with modern 3-D elevation

This vintage recreation by graphic designer Scott Reinhard fills all the right checkboxes…

Border wall progress chart

Denise Lu for The New York Times provides a quick overview of the…

List of visualization best-of-year lists, 2018

The end of a year is always a good time to look back…

Applying for a PhD program in visualization

Niklas Elmqvist provides a detailed guide for finding and a visualization PhD program:…

Context to the stock market rise and falls

The stock market is in a state. So finicky the past few months.…

Higher turnout for midterm elections

Bloomberg charted voter turnout for the just past midterm elections, comparing 2018 against…

Best Data Visualization Projects of 2018

Visualization continues to mature and develop into a medium. There's less focus on visualization the tool and more focus on how to use the tools. That is a good thing.

Kernel density estimation explainer

Matthew Conlen provides a short explainer of how kernel density estimation works. Nifty.…

Top NBA player by zone

Kirk Goldsberry is back at ESPN. I put this here mainly because it’s…

Finding all of the trees in the world with machine learning

Descartes Labs used machine learning to identify all of the trees in the…

Old Christmas songs get all the play time

Jon Keegan scraped the playlist from the local radio station’s all-Christmas playlist for…

Make a figure-ground diagram using OpenStreetMap data

In visual perception, a figure-ground grouping is where you recognize an object through…

Modern reproduction of 1847 geometry books

Euclid’s Elements is a series of 13 books produced in 300 BC that…

Soup-Salad-Sandwich space

The debate rages on about the categorization of food items as soup, salad,…