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The Great Decoupling
The story of energy use, economic growth, and carbon emissions in four charts.
The Scale Of The Damage
Every year Russia produces 70 million tons of waste, a tenth of which comes from Moscow. Garbage settles in landfills. RBC observed as landfills grew around the capital. 23 landfills around...
This dashboard on moon missions was created with Tableau based on data from Wikipedia. It includes three visualizations: little white stars (bar chart), representing the number of launches which...
Tornado migrations can be mapped like birds or wildebeests or commuters. Like just about everything else on this amazing planet of ours, they have a seasonal circuit and an ebb and flow.
Fatal Bear and Wolf Attacks in Norway
Mapping the Timesheet of Urban Cycling
Over one year in Boston, 1,064,053 people cycled 16,548,483 mins in total. They burned 56,264,845 calories and saved 1,581,331,745 g CO2 emissions compared to if their journeys were by car. This...
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.
Tracking Energy Demands
Working with the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) we designed and produced a highly accessible, interactive data tool that allows users to explore how US energy usage and production has changed...
Visualizing over 58 thousand UFO sighting in the Contiguous United States from 1995 to 2014.
Over the last few hundred years, maps have divided territory into political administrative units (countries, states, etc.). Newer spatial realities, however, are driven by the flow or inhibition of...
The Citi Bike Commute
Using data from Citi Bike, this interactive visualization gives the user a 3D look at all the trips taken with Citi Bikes one summer day in 2017. Filter trips by membership type or by trip origin,...
Medieval fantasy city generator
This application generates a random medieval city layout of a requested size. The generation method is rather arbitrary, the goal is to produce a nice looking map, not an accurate model of a city....
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...
The world's top cities for people and planet
Today’s cities are finding it hard to be both livable and economically strong. Not one has truly balanced people, profit, and the planet, according to a new report on an index that ranks cities by...
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...
Visualizing U.S. Agriculture
Using the 2012 Agricultural Census data, we sought to answer three related questions about U.S. Farm Size: 1. Do small farms really have greater crop diversity? 2. Do government payments...
The Travels of Marco Polo
Marco Polo came across countless stories which he depicted in his book, during his adventure. This is a humble attempt to recreate and narrate the Polos' grand journey around the world, using...
Tracking smartphone wi-fi signals reveals curious journeys on the London Underground
Our transport system generates huge amounts of data. For instance, on a typical weekday, we collect 19 million smartcard ticketing transactions that offer a valuable insight into the number of...
The San Francisco To Great Bear Lake Pneumatic Canal
This map visualizes a monumental canal that runs from San Francisco to the far reaches of northern Canada carrying hipster goods during the holiday season. The data used to create the map was...
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.
City in Flux – Informal and Formal Mobility Networks of Cape Town Revealed
Cape Town's mobility infrastructure is based on two major services: public bus lines and informal shared mini taxis. Together, they form a network of over 800 lines throughout Cape Town. »City in...
The Topography of Trees
Standard solid-color blob maps of individual tree species show where a particular tree might be found; this is why they’re useful in field guides. But in order to show the higher-level patterns of...
The Best Country In The World
Unhappy in your current locale? Delayed Gratification magazine compiled the definitive meta-list of global indices – ranking everything from press freedom and prosperity to happiness and the gender...
Bristol Air Quality
A Voronoi diagram visualisation of air quality in Bristol, England.
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...
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...
Wildfires in California
Given the increasing prevalence of wildfires in the United States, specifically on the west coast, I took a look at the trend of wildfires over the last 10 years in California. My design aim was to...
Atlas Of Palestinian Communities In Israel
This bilingual atlas provides for the first time a comprehensive, easily accessible and detailed overview of all Arab-Palestinian communities in Israel. All maps were specifically designed for this...
TransitFlow is an open-source software tool that enables users to easily generate spatial-temporal visualizations of transit frequency in cities around the world!
A Mountain Is More Than Its Summit Elevation
We humans are too easily fixated on extremes, we count and compare and put things in order. The pinnacles of land are mountains, and they are always ranked by the elevation of their summits above...