Posts tagged dataviz.
The folks at Visual.ly have really outdone themselves with this list. From Curiosity to Batman, these are just fantastic. Even infographic haters will love them.
My favorite, this Cheetah infographic by jerkyjake (click through to see it, trust me). It’s animated!
One of the clearest climate graphics I’ve seen. It describes in simplest terms how much carbon we can afford to dump into the air before doom. Answer: about 13 years-ish at current rate and then systems begin collapsing. The columns show which cities, crops, and species will be impacted and when. Unfortunately, these estimates are fairly low.
Imagine for every dollar you earn, 60 cents is thrown away. Literally wasted for no reason. Now imagine for every pound of coal burned to make electricity, 60 percent of that electricity is unused, literally burned for no reason. That’s America’s energy system in nutshell, a crazed succubus that has captured our politicians. Most climate activists think we can free ourselves from the succubus. I’m not so sure…
U.S. Energy: Where It’s From, Where It Goes, and What’s Wasted
Really great interactive map. Hover your mouse over nearly any country to view stats on ag production and needs. There’s also a drop down menu to help show various densities by color on the map. Straight forward and well researched. Check it out and follow the center for investigative reporting.
The United States is the world’s biggest economy and the leading exporter of wheat, corn, beef and many other commodities. It also has the most unequal wealth distribution of all major developed countries. Economic woes in the U.S. have led to one in seven Americans to rely on food assistance.
‘Old Weather’ Project Yields Amazing Data Visualizations
Over 4,000 record temperatures just in 2012. Click through to get the widget from PBS.
Intense graphic showing how oil tankers have to travel through dangerous water ways to get to a pipeline in British Columbia.
Explore it here.
So, this was recently kicking around and I checked it out. It falls short. Some of the bubbles are not active. And the 3 options to list climate conflicts don’t fully activate a layer. It’s a good idea, but not quite ready for prime time.
SWWOON! Really nice graphic of 2011. The genome story in September is excellent. Click to embiggen.
Really cool visualization tool of global development by individual country. I played around and compared Kenya, Congo, and Uganda to Greece and Germany. Education attainment and co2 emissions are, as expected, really low in Africa, but really high in Germany and medium for Greece. Don’t forget the use the scroll bar at the bottom to compare growth over time.
Worldshapin lets users study the interdependence of various factors such as health, carbon footprint, workplace equality, living standard, population and education across the world. Therefore, the project visualizes data taken from the Human Development Report 2011, and plots it on a stylized smoothed star plot. In effect, the world, continents and countries are represented as unique shapes based on how low or high they fare on 6 indicators.