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2022 Special Category: COVID-19 Visualizations
Visualization & Information Design
This project is an interactive website illustrating the dynamics of Shenzhen through data analysis on 165 metro station areas. With this metro searching tool, the readers can have a better idea of...
Temperatures have been slowly rising for a number of years. In the charts below you can see that the late 19th and early 20th century were quite cool relative to the rest of the time period,...
This map was made by overlaying two publicly-available NASA maps showing light from cities at night. One map was recorded in 1992, the other in 2010. By overlaying and tinting them red and blue,...
Six maps that show the anatomy of America’s vast infrastructure
President-elect Donald Trump’s plan to invest about $550 billion in new infrastructure projects across the country was a central theme in his campaign. “We’re going to rebuild our infrastructure,...
The Emoji States of America
This visualization is a modified version of Chernoff Faces, a technique that maps multiple statistical values to the features of a face. Because it's 2017, we expanded on the technique and made...
Who migrates to and from NYC?
The dynamism of migration strengthens NYC and has contributed to the City’s growth in population to an all-time high of 8,537,673 in 2016. These charts show the number of people who moved to or...
Lynchburg, Virginia: The Most Typical City in America
Data is nothing without context. How can we understand a city without first understanding the characteristics of a normal or typical city? I crunched the numbers on eight measures of 917 cities to...
TransitFlow is an open-source software tool that enables users to easily generate spatial-temporal visualizations of transit frequency in cities around the world!
The curious case of Romania's Gheorghe Doja streets
Having streets in Hungary named after a Hungarian historical figure is nothing unusual. It’s by no means that unheard of to have streets in neighboring countries bear said name, provided that...
The Wall: A Threat to the Environment
The effects of building a massive concrete wall range from increased emissions to expensive and potentially damaging climate impacts. This infographic was designed to raise awareness of this...
The New Top 10 Furnace Cities in China
Many large cities in China, especially Chongqing, Wuhan and Nanjing, were traditionally known as “furnace cities”, suffer from long-lasing hot weather in summer. In recent years, with the global...
Air Quality in the United States
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) takes hourly Air Quality readings at hundreds of sites nationwide, and produces an Air Quality Index (AQI) that measures how healthy the air is at...
NSW Migration Mapping
The New South Wales population is forecast to increase by 2.71 million people before 2036, with a net increase from overseas migration of over 1.37 million people. Working with the NSW Department...
Seven things to know about climate change
It's not a hoax, a myth, or a conspiracy among scienctists. As we argue about the path we take, let's recall the facts that compel the journey.
Which Fish are Okay to Eat?
Appalachia comes up small in era of giant coal mines
As the coal industry is squeezed, the most productive mines employ huge machines and relatively few people.
Thirty years of Atlantic hurricanes
Each line represents the life of a storm as recorded by NOAA. The higher the line within each year, the higher the recorded wind speed. Storms that reached Category 5, the strongest of the strong,...
Slavery in the North
Data on early slavery in the American north is easily available at the county level, but the most important patterns only emerge by going back to the original 1790 publications and plotting it town...
Pay to learn: A graphical analysis of the link between housing and quality education in Beijing
NB: This project is only viewable on a mobile device in a portrait orientation. High quality education comes at a price in China, a high price indeed. In 2008, Beijing reformed its middle school...
Cherry Creek's Impact on Denver's Built Environment
Multiple time lines represent a layering of forces, actions and reactions that shape the identity and character of a place both physically and experientially. In order to successfully plan for the...
Watch the rising of the Shanghai skyline in 49 seconds
In 2016, Shanghai Tower, the tallest skyscraper in China opened to the public, which contributed to the completeness of Shanghai skyline. Since the early 1990s, Lujiazui has been developed...
1812: When Napoleon Ventured East
A special historical project by Russian news agency TASS dedicated to one of the most dramatic pages in Russia’s past – the Patriotic War of 1812. This program is based on a map outlined by French...
Sierra Nevada Global-Change Observatory Monitoring Programme
The visualization work presented here arises from the desire to synthesize and visualize in a single graphic document the multifaceted methodological structure of the Monitoring Program that the...
Parts of Berlin
Comparing the different types of space usage in Berlin, it soon becomes clear: It's a political question how much space the city is willing to use for what purpose. Are forests more important, or...
NYC Tree Census
2015 Street Tree Census, conducted by volunteers and staff organized by NYC Parks & Recreation
Siria: Danni Collaterali (Syria: Collateral Damage)
Siria: Danni Collaterali (Syria: Collateral Damages) is a visual journalism project which sheds a light on the destruction of historical heritage during the Syrian civil war. Text insights and maps...
Who are L.A. County's homeless?
The 2016 count of the homeless population, taken in January, revealed that our county has more than 43,000 people living on the street or in shelters. (Long Beach, Glendale and Pasadena were not...
Mighty Morphing Metro Maps – Watch Transit Maps Transform to Real-Life Geography
Public transit maps occupy a unique place in the mapping world. Unlike most maps, which are designed to satisfy a single purpose, transit maps must strike a careful balance between readability,...
Lights on & lights out
As a follow-up to last week’s visualization of Old Light and New Light, I wanted to make a single map, of the whole world, comparing NASA’s new 2016 Earth At Night image to the 2012 version. Using...
What the Street!? – The Mobility Space Report
What the Street!? is a data visualisation project by moovel lab for the interactive exploration of mobility space in cities around the world. It compares how fairly cities allocate urban space...