Tags: dataviz

Cleanup of Silicon Valley Superfund site takes environmental toll | The Center for Investigative Reporting

A terrific piece of well-illustrated data-driven journalism.

If the Moon Were Only 1 Pixel - A tediously accurate map of the solar system

A lovely visualisation that combines two of my loves: space, and the correct use of the subjunctive.

4 Million Ravelers

A lovely bit of data celebration from Ravelry on the occasion of their 4 millionth user.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: if you want to see a successful example of a real social networking site, don’t look at Facebook; look at Ravelry.

Earth wind map

A beautiful real-time visualisation of winds on our planet.

WTF Visualizations

Data visualisations that make no sense.

The perils at Great Falls - Washington Post

On the one hand, this is yet another Snowfall clone. On the other hand, the fact that it’s responsive is impressive.

100,000 Stars

A gorgeous interactive visualisation of our local galactic neighbourhood.

Here is today

A long-zoom data visualisation.

Out of Sight, Out of Mind: A visualization of drone strikes in Pakistan since 2004

This powerful timeline illustrates how drone attacks have increased dramatically under Obama’s administration.

Inside the Battle of Hoth: The Empire Strikes Out

A damning analysis of the Empire’s military strategy at the battle of Hoth, complete with illustrations. The comments are good too:

Guys, cut Palpatine some slack. He’s still in his first term as Emperor…

Flickr, codeswarming

A beautiful timelapse visualisation of code commits to Flickr from 2004 to 2011.

Medaler.com

I know have a visualisation of my public data in the form of 3D-printed snowflake, thanks to Medaler.

Jan V. White

Eight of Jan White’s excellent books on graphic design are now available for free online, licensed under CC0 …they’re in the public domain now.

All he asks in return is that you might buy one of his books still in print, and maybe make a donation to the Internet Archive.

Jan V. White is a mensch.

10 Years of Scrobbling Timeline – Last.fm

A really nice interactive timeline of data from ten years of scrobbling music to Last.fm.

Distant Shape: 10 Years of Daring Fireball

A nice visualisation of Apple’s transition From desktop to mobile over ten years, one Daring Fireball article at a time.

Oh, and happy birthday, Daring Fireball.

The Evolution of the Web

A nice timeline visualisation of recent history.

KyleBean.co.uk - Portfolio: Mobile Evolution

Kyle’s Matryoshka phones are as cool as they are cute.

Myself, quantified | Extenuating Circumstances

Dan writes about how data saved his life. That is not an exaggeration.

He describes how, after receiving some very bad news from his doctor, he dived into the whole “quantified self” thing with his health data. Looking back on it, he concludes:

If I were still in the startup game, I have a pretty good idea of which industry I’d want to disrupt.

A Time-Lapse Map of Every Nuclear Explosion Since 1945 - by Isao Hashimoto - YouTube

A beautiful and disturbing piece of data visualisation. The numbers are quite astonishing.

The world’s undersea internet cables - interactive | Technology | guardian.co.uk

Explore the shape of the underwater world of internet backbones.

angry, productive birds (tecznotes)

Mashing up Angry Birds and spreadsheets to better visualise project time-tracking.

Occupy George

A stroke of genius: turning money itself into the carrier for infographics on wealth distribution in America.

10 Charts About Sex « OkTrends

This is may just be the best thing on the internet about data visualisation and statistics. And sex.

See something or say something - a set on Flickr

These lovely visualisations of geotagged photos and tweets are almost indistinguishable from aerial views of cities at night.

Tell-all telephone | Data Protection | Digital | ZEIT ONLINE

A dataviz demo of creepiness: displaying the movements of Malte Spitz by correlating her phone activity and web usage.

Tidy Street electricity usage | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

I really like this idea: one street in Brighton is openly displaying its electricity usage over time.

Tidy Street electricity usage

a world of tweets

A very pretty visualisation of tweets on a map using canvas.

MTA.ME

The New York subway schedule converted into sound by treating each line as a string.

YouTube - Tracking 18th-century “social network” through letters

Visualising the Republic of Letters.

City Crawlers Berlin

This looks like it could be a good book: a collaborative project to find patterns and stories in the data of one city.

Oh, and the site is lovely and responsive.

Victorian Infographics - a set on Flickr

Some beautiful pieces of data visualisation.

Notabilia – Visualizing Deletion Discussions on Wikipedia

Visualisations of the history of controversial Wikipedia articles.

Time Zones

A very handy tool for planning intercontinental communication.

Romance has lived too long upon this river

A glanceable indication of the current Thames tide, from James Bridle.

Mashup Breakdown - Girl Talk

A visual representation of each track on the new Girl Talk album.

Journalism in the Age of Data: A Video Report on Data Visualization by Geoff McGhee

Telling stories with data — the video.

Did you have a nice day? - Made by Rattle

A beautiful SVG visualisation (with source code) of the Rattle team's experience of dConstruct 2010.

Periodic Table of the Elements - Josh Duck

Cute illustration of different content types in HTML (though, personally, I would put sectioning content — section, article, nav, aside — into their own group).

Polymaps

A JavaScript/SVG library for displaying maps in a variety of interesting ways.

BBC - Dimensions - Index

New from BERG: superimposing historical events onto familiar landscapes.

prettymaps

Beautiful map visualisations by Aaron Straup-Cope.

flickr shapetiles / july 2010

Aaron's lovely visualisation of Flickr's shapetiles.

Geonames Maps « optional.is/required

Brian documents his beautiful Geonames SVG maps.

Understanding Graphics — Design For The Human Mind

A site on designing with data from the author of Visual Language For Designers: Principles For Creating Graphics That People Understand.

Rise and Fall

Mike Stenhouse has graphed civilisation longevity: a nice bit of long zoom perspective.

If San Francisco Crime was Elevation | Doug McCune

Beautiful mapping visualisations of crime data.

A Practical Guide to Designing with Data

Excellent news: Brian is writing a book.

The Case For An Older Woman « OkTrends

A thoroughly well-researched and data-heavy blog post ...complete with interactive charts!

MikeMake

Beatles infographics.

Digital Podge 2009 - Measurable Fun | 17th December 2009

This is a gorgeous-looking website. I have no idea what it's about.

Redesigning the Boarding Pass - Journal - Boarding Pass / Fail

The redesign of everyday things.

The Landscape of Music

The geography of musicians.

Humanising data: introducing “Chernoff Schools” for Ashdown – Blog – BERG

Matt gets an opportunity to use the Chernoff effect for visualising school data.

SPARKLINES IN THE GRID - Patent Application 20090282325

Microsoft are trying to patent sparklines. Twunts.

cyoa

An in-depth study mapping all the permutations in "choose your own adventure" books.

Information Is Beautiful | Ideas, issues, concepts, subjects - visualized!

A blog devoted to data visualisation.

Building Rome in a Day

Unbelievable 3D visualisation created by extracting common points from millions of pictures on Flickr of Rome, Venice and Dubrovnik. As Matt Haughey would say, "Holy shitballs!"

Table of Condiments

Table of Condiments That Periodically Go Bad

Pulse Laser: Here & There influences

Jack Schulze goes into detail on the genesis of the wonderful Here & There map/visualisation.

http://schulzeandwebb.com/hat/

This is the best location visualisation I have ever seen.

Visible Tweets – Twitter Visualisations. Now with added prettiness!

A visualisation of Twitter messages designed for display in public spaces. From the mad genius that is Cameron Adams.

Wikirank

A Cederholm-designed site for tracking trends on Wikipedia. Check out the HTML5-based class names.

Data Store: Facts you can use |

The Guardian has released a shedload of data for us to play with. Go forth and hack.

Part 1/5, My Favorite Graph: at the Equator

"I love this graph because in one small space, it shows the time of Sunrise and Sunset across the entire world throughout all Latitudes throughout the entire year of this tilted planet."

maxgadney.com

Information Graphics about WWII for WWII magazine and for the book proposal "A Visual Miscellany of World War II".

Dopplr Blog » Blog Archive » Dopplr presents the Personal Annual Report 2008: freshly generated for you, and Barack Obama…

I can't wait to get my personal annual report from Dopplr! In the meantime, I'll content myself with the very pretty example of Barack Obama's annual report.

CO2 emissions, birth & death rates by country, simulated real-time

A visual real-time simulation that displays the carbon dioxide (co2) emissions, birth rates, and death rates of every country in the world.

Vimeo Toys

Interactive visualizations of what's happening right now.

Networks - a set on Flickr

A collection of network diagrams and visualisations from the simple to the sublime.

DoodleBuzz:Typographic News Explorer

A crazy way of viewing news stories courtesy of Brendan Dawes.

RA DIOHEA_D / HOU SE OF_C ARDS - Google Code

The new Radiohead video isn't really a video at all. It's data visualisation. Here you can interact with the data points while the song is playing. I love this.

code_swarm

A tool for generating beautiful visualisations from commits to code repositories.

Looking Back: How Different Groups Voted

A really nice interactive infographic from the New York Times.