Visualization

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

Unreturned Native American remains, mapped

A law was passed in 1990 that allowed Native American tribes to request…

Meaning of the Chinese New Year meal

In celebration of Chinese New Year, Julia Janicki, Daisy Chung, and Joyce Chou…

Reservoir refills in California

There’s been a lot of rain in California, which has been good to…

Barely a map of the west coast

Barely Maps is an ongoing project by Peter Gorman that shows geographic data…

Snow cover mapped using snowflakes

To show snow cover across the United States, Althea Archer for the USGS…

Origins of the world map

Mapping the entire planet is not exactly a straightforward thing to do, especially…

Tom Brady of other jobs

Tom Brady, the quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, is 45 years old,…

Animal extinction over time

Animals are going extinct at a faster rate. Reuters shows a developing pattern…

Names that are more dog or more human

There appears to be a trend of using human names for pets. Alyssa…

Mapping the sea floor

Jon Keegan on how USGS researchers collected data for 125 square miles of…

Best Data Visualization Projects of 2022

Every year, I pick my favorite data visualization projects, which tend to cover a wide range of purposes but are typically for presentation. Here are my favorites for 2022.

Southwest flight cancellations

There were a lot of flight cancellations this week, but Southwest Airlines is…

Apply your daylight saving preferences to the rest of the country

We like to complain about changing time an hour back or forward, and…

Inevitably super rich

Sometimes it feels like a foregone conclusion that most of the money ends…

Lord of the Rings and Santa Venn diagram

Kaitlyn Facista, of Tea with Tolkien, made a four-part Venn diagram that shows…

Visual exploration through emotional granularity

We often talk about emotions in more basic terms, such as disgust, joy,…

Carbon footprint in the city versus the suburbs

Bringing it down the Census tract level, Nadja Popovich,┬áMira Rojanasakul and Brad…

VIS 2022 talks are online

With the holidays just about here, I’m sure there’s nothing you’d rather do…