Cartographer Geraldine Sarmiento from Mapzen explores the drawing forms in cartography, such as lines, bridges, and buildings.
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Gallup surveyed Americans about their well-being across various factors. National Geographic gets into some of the geographic breakdowns.
If a news organization wants to talk about the world in a fair way, it needs points of view from a group of people who are representative of said world.
I’m surprised I’m just now hearing about Gyroscope. It’s an app that automatically tracks your health data and then generates reports, both digitally and in print format.
Using both satellite images and ground surveys, The New York Times maps the damage due to the fires in Santa Rosa.
George Mauer highlights how a hacker might access other people’s data by putting an equal sign in a CSV file, so that an import to Microsoft or Google Sheets runs a value as a formula, even if it’s quoted as a string.
This interactive map from CarbonBrief shows how America generates electricity. Each circle represents a power source, color represents type, and size represents output.
Three weeks in, much of Puerto Rico is still without power. Denise Lu and Chris Alcantara for The Washington Post map the lights at night, based on satellite composite data from NASA.
Frequency trails, or currently better known as joyplots, is a visualization method to show multiple distributions at once.
Gerrymandering doesn’t sound like an especially sexy topic, but it’s an important one to pay attention to.
Many stories don’t follow a linear format. There are flashbacks, or multiple timelines run simultaneously.
The mass shooting in Las Vegas on October 1 was the worst in modern history. Unfortunately, while of varying magnitude, mass shootings are somewhat regular in the United States.
Signs asked 150 people to draw famous logos — Apple, Starbucks, Burger King, etc. — from memory, and they compiled the results.
The Teachable Machine from Støj, Use All Five, and Google is a fun experiment that lets you “teach” your computer.
I didn’t know who LaVar Ball was, and suddenly, it was non-stop sports news about the Ball family. If you’re unfamiliar, LaVar Ball is the father of a now professional basketball player.
Triangulate, a fun tool made by Michael Freeman, lets you upload a picture and it randomly assigns points to output something that looks pixelated but with triangles.
BuzzFeed describes how an article on Daily Mail — that falsely reported claims and data about climate change — went viral.
The histogram is my favorite chart type, but it's unintuitive for many. So I've been using the less accurate but less abstract beeswarm.
The New York Times used sonification along with a dot plot to demonstrate the speed of gunfire in Las Vegas.