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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.
Typhoon Footprints in 68 years
Every summer, typhoons rage in the southeast coast of China, causing great losses to the coastal people. We visualized the tracks of all the 1832 typhoons since 1949, and unfolded the story around...
The Watergrabbing Atlas
This work is the first visual atlas that offers a wide overview about the phenomena included under the notion of water grabbing. Stealing, limiting, disrupting or interfering local communities...
Where each country should be, based on its time zone(s)
A world map projection exposing the shortcomings of the time zone system; what would the world look like if time zone divisions were actually accurate? This is probably the first projection in...
Fatal Bear and Wolf Attacks in Norway
Unmask My City
Unmask My City is a global air pollution and health initiative engaging doctors and health professionals in actions to improve urban air quality. Shot in 10 cities in 7 countries, each place was...
Uber Vs Cabs
All 4.5 million Uber pick-ups, and 82.4 million yellow cab pick-ups between April and September 2014. The rise of Uber is well documented, but the geographic complexity is often harder to see as...
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...
WP BrandStudio & Bank of America: How green bonds work
The Washington Post’s in-house creative agency WP BrandStudio and Bank of America partnered to produce a year-long series showcasing how responsible growth strategies are helping customers and...
35 Years of American Death / Patterns Of Death In The South Still Show The Outlines Of Slavery
If you look at maps of mortality rates across the country, you might notice a pattern showing up again and again. It's a crescent shape that starts in southeastern Virginia and curves around the...
A Constellation Guide to the Sixth Mass Extinction
A Constellation Guide to the Sixth Extinction is a web VR data visualization project on the modern, man-made episode of mass extinction. The visualization incorporates species datas from IUCN...
After the Flood: Never Let Bygones Be Bygones
In summer 2016, there were a series of massive floods in China, affecting more than ten million people and killing thousands across the country. In some regions of northern China, the loss was...
Fast food England: how many takeaways are near you?
There are now 56,638 fast food shops in England, occupying more than a quarter of all food outlets. Use our interactive map to get the full picture for your area.
Istanbul Urban Database
Istanbul Urban Database is an ongoing digital humanities project, digitizing and visualising the historic urban archives of Istanbul.
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.
Road accidents in India
This is a comparison between the number of road accidents in each state of India and between the years 2009, 2010 and 2011. Data is accessed from official Indian Government site at...
Shooting stars, or meteors, are bits of interplanetary material falling through Earth's atmosphere and heated to incandescence by friction. Make a wish.
The Shape of Slavery
This project has two goals. One is to show the remarkable relationship between the historical geography of American slavery and the present-day patterns of mass incarceration. But second, the maps...
Terrorist Attack in Barcelona
It is a work done from the Jihadist attack in Barcelona during the month of August. The infographic explains the tour of the terrorists on La Rambla in Barcelona and the places most frequented by...
1850 Agricultural Production in Pennsylvania
The 1850 Agricultural Production in Pennsylvania interactive dashboard displays a high-level overview of agriculture in Pennsylvania during the mid-19th century. Data was compiled from federal...
Google Search Interest Follows the 2017 Solar Eclipse Forecast
Search popularity, or how frequently a term is searched in proportion to all other queries for a given location, can reveal what excites or interests the underlying population. This...
Migrants in Motion
As climate change alters habitats and disrupts ecosystems, where will animals move to survive? And will human development prevent them from getting there? This map shows the average direction...
Bears of Finland
An infographic map of the bears in Finland.
Gerrymandering: A Nation Divided, but Who's Drawing the Lines?
As a geography student I love making maps, and after Obama's last state of the union address I became interested in gerrymandering. So of course I made maps! I hope they can help others become...
INRIX Data Visualization for Global Traffic Scorecard
Each year, transportation and location-analytics company, INRIX, releases its Traffic Scorecard — a global ranking of major cities based on the economic costs of traffic congestion based on more...
Bay Area residents looking to leave
Faced with some of the steepest home prices in the United States, Bay Area residents are searching for cheaper cities to settle down.
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,...
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...
World Song Map
An imaginary world map where the continents, countries, cities, oceans, rivers and landmarks are made up from the titles of over 1,000 songs.
#tagsandthecity renames subway stations after the Instagram hashtag which is most popular around them. So it draws a picture of how a city is photographed and what is going above each...