I love this sort of thing.
From the Center for Public Integrity comes this interactive map showing greenhouse gas emissions from many of the world’s largest economies. Lots of data is packed into this simple interface, and the map itself is blessedly clear. Note, though, that … Continued
A sobering look at U.S. social conditions, circa 150 years ago. Notice how concentrated slave ownership is in the areas surrounding the major rivers (the Mississippi Delta is one obvious example) and near the largest ports (Houston, the Chesapeake region, … Continued
Belated kudos to this fascinating infoviz item from mid-May. Mr. Booth had set out to discover how many people were living in poverty, to determine why and what could be done to help them. As well as proving that there … Continued
Eloquent yet immediately comprehensible. A dead-simple concept that illustrates a great truth. Because it is based on extremely solid data (geographic size, which is as close to actual fact as we can get; another good example is population), the result … Continued
Designer Yakov Tsvetkov (alphadesigner) has a lovely series of maps depicting how various people around the world see their national neighbors. This is the view from the USA. The series conveys a lot about insularity, provinciality, metadata, and the human … Continued