Visualization

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

Serena Williams’ career rankings

Serena Williams announced her retirement from professional tennis. As is required for any…

EV charging road trip

We hear about electric vehicles being the future, but for that to happen,…

Finding illegal airstrips in Brazil

Using a combination of satellite imagery, crowdsourced databases, and analyses, The New York…

Indicators for a recession

People disagree whether the United States is in a recession or not, because…

Sequoia tree wildfire protection

For Reuters, Travis Hartman, Ally J. Levine, and Anurag Rao describe the measures…

Mapping the cool spots in hot cities

As city centers heat up, people search for cooler areas. For Bloomberg Green,…

Amtrak train route explorer

This visual explorer by Rachel Binx lets you see Amtrak routes and stations…

More friendships between rich and poor might mean less poverty

Recently published in Nature, research by Chetty, R., Jackson, M.O., Kuchler, T. et…

Most notable person, everywhere in the world

Who is the most famous person born in the place you live? This…

Mapping how far you can travel by train in five hours, from any European station

This European travel map by Benjamin Td shows how far you can travel…

Data visualization(-ish) in the style of famous artists

DALL-E is an AI system from OpenAI that creates images from text. You…

Housing displacement after disasters

Christopher Flavelle, for The New York Times, reported on the lack of support…

Florence Nightingale’s use of data visualization to persuade in the 19th century

For Scientific American, RJ Andrews looks back at the visualization work of Florence…

A plea to stop climate change from the guy who makes maps

For Washington Post Opinion, a struggling mapmaker makes a plea to stop climate…

Visualizing Delaunay Triangulation

Delaunay triangulations have applications in computer graphics, spatial analysis, and visualization. They “maximize…

Timelines for record temperatures

Speaking of the heat wave in Europe, Pierre Breteau for Le Monde charted…

Melting popsicles to visualize a heat wave

Many European countries are experience record high temperatures, so The Washington Post used…

Rhythm in plant cells

Researchers are studying the electrical rhythms in plant cells. I’m not sure what…