What would John Snow’s famous cholera map look like on a modern map of London, using modern mapping tools? The map changed what we know about germs and disease - and created a new way of looking at the world. With the help of mapping tool CartoDB and using the Stamen style maps, this is how it looks with larger circles representing more deaths.
It’s been a long – really long – campaign, one full of twists and turns, gaffes and memes. As Americans head to the polls to choose between Obama and Romney, catch up on the story so far and stay tuned for the final chapter
This is a timepiece visualization of the mentions of Tony Blair and Gordon Brown in Guardian stories between 1999 and 2008.
What kind of building will become America’s tallest? On the 11th anniversary of 9/11, Online Architectural Degree has created this guide to the third tallest in the world
Syrian Death Map
Via the Guardian:
The conflict in Syria continues to claim lives, over a year since the war started - especially in west of the country. This map, created for us by the team at CartoDB, uses data from Syrian Shuhada - also used by the UN - and each circle represents the number of people who died each day. The play button starts the calendar of deaths, which can be paused at any point
One of these online activists involved in “the media war” is curating a casualties database based on information from several websites that have already documented killings or casualties from direct sources. The “Syrian Revolution Martyr Database” (www.SyrianShuhada.com) currently collects detailed info and links to 22.601 deaths since March, 2011…
…The Vizzuality team worked on the visualization. The map is powered by CartoDB to manage and serve the timeseries data and uses d3.js for the animated datapoints and graph.
The man behind the Syrian Suhada database —who did not share his personal information— launched the project in early May 2011. He designed the website and back-end database, and populated it initially with the first available data on casualties. Currently a team of 2 curate the data contained on the site
Image: Screenshot, Syria conflict: a year of deaths mapped. Via The Guardian.
The Guardian’s Datastore recently announced the results of the economic recovery visualization competition they ran with Google. We’re going to highlight a different competition entry every Wednesday for the next few weeks. Today’s entry, “Are Connectedness and Transparency the Key to Recovery?” by Ryan Panchadsaram, was chosen as the winner of the competition.
Transparency International have ranked the world’s 105 largest companies in their Transparency in Corporate Reporting index. Researchers evaluated each organisation in terms of the steps it takes to fight corruption and the openness of its financial self-reporting. Norwegian oil and gas company Statoil was the clear leader, while the Bank of China came in last place. Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway came 101st and Barclays, in 71st, was the UK’s lowest rated company. Use the interactive to explore the data, including a breakdown of each company’s score across the three assessed categories (second tab of the graphic) Dark colours and low scores indicate the least transparent companies.
Nationally, the U.S. unemployment is high, but that story is wildly different across each state. Whereas Nevada’s unemployment rate is 12%, Nebraska’s—an equally-sized state—is only 4%. The Guardian’s
John Burn-Murdoch*Joe Mako plotted the difference between each state’s unemployment and the national average to highlight the dispersion of joblessness across the U.S.
Not all recessions are the same, however. Each recession affects specific sectors and, therefore, specific states. The recession in the early 80s limited the money supply, so farmers and ranchers had less funds. West Virginia, Alabama, and even Iowa and Wyoming had higher-than-average unemployment rates. The most recent recession which boiled-up through a hot real estate market pushed Nevada’s—who had the largest housing boom—unemployment rate far above the national average.
*No, he isn’t a maniacally evil offspring of Rupert Murdoch and Montgomery Burns.
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) now create their own interactive visualisations to accompany statistical releases. This one shows the ‘at-risk-of-poverty’ rate across the EU from 2005-2010. Use the slider to view rates for a specific year or press the ‘play’ button to watch changes in risk levels play out over time. Click here to see more graphics from the ONS.
Theatreland map (1915), by MacDonald Gill
Gay rights laws in America have evolved to allow — but in some cases ban — rights for gay, lesbian and transgender people on a range of issues, including marriage, hospital visitation, adoption, housing, employment and school bullying. The handling of gay rights issues vary by state and follow trends by region.
Tracking train delays in real time by OpenDataCity
The Death Penalty Around the World
Via the Guardian:
Methods of execution included beheading, electrocution, hanging, lethal injection and various kinds of shooting (by firing squad, and at close range to the heart or the head). No stonings were recorded in 2011, but public executions were known to have been carried out in Iran, North Korea, Saudi Arabia and Somalia.
Shakespeare on a Tube map - an oldie but a good one.
Madrid’s equivalent Oxford Street, the shopaholic Puerta del Sol stop, has been snapped up by Samsung in a month-long deal and renamed Sol Galaxy Note. What would you rename stations on the London Underground?
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Would you take a mystery white powder without knowing what it was? Would you drive after taking drugs? And if you got stopped by police carrying drugs in the US, would they be discovered? This animation explains some of the key findings from the UK and the US of the Guardian/Mixmag Global Drug Survey of over 15,000 people. Where do you fit in?