5.25 trillion pieces of plastic weighing more than 268,000 tonnes are floating around the world’s oceans.
And this is what it looks like.
Sailing Seas of Plastic is an interactive map of global marine plastic distribution created by New Zealand-based data viz team, Dumpark.
Zoom right in to see a single dot: this represents 20kg of floating plastic. Zoom out, and you'll see 13 million of these dots spread right across the world’s oceans.
One the interactive's stand-out features is that rather than tucking sources and method... →
Launch all 1,200 of the satellites currently orbiting Earth with David Yanofsky and Tim Fernholz’s absorbing interactive data viz published on Quartz this week.
First decide whether to view satellites according to their purpose, country, age or user. Then set the satellites in motion, scrolling to see those furthest away from the earth’s surface.
The viz packs in some pretty awesome details along the way, such as which satellites are owned by Sirius XM and which are used for US spying purposes.
For the data beind the viz, check out the Union of C... →