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The Trade in Plastic Waste
Plastic is ubiquitous in our everyday lives – so much that we cannot imagine living without it, nor see how dependent we have become on it. Plastic is in almost everything. Plastic production...
Bears of Finland
An infographic map of the bears in Finland.
This map shows the thermal divide between east and west
In the first week of 2018, a record-setting deep freeze has forced temperatures in some places on the east coast nearly 20-degrees lower than average. Meanwhile, parts of California and the...
The Hidden Sediment Reserve: Quantifying Potential Sediment Trapped Within the San Francisco Bay-Delta Watershed's Reservoirs
The following interactive visualization encourages the user to explore the sediment volumes trapped within California’s constellation of reservoirs. Sediment composes the material infrastructure...
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...
World Of Influence: Trump's Foreign Business Interests
President Trump’s business entanglements continue to leave him with positions, assets, trademarks and other business interests in more than 30 countries. We mapped them out using data from personal...
Mapped: The Largest Company By Revenue Headquartered In Every State
A lot of people look for jobs at big companies because they can be great places to build a solid career. Unfortunately, if we measure the size of a company in terms of annual revenue, there may...
Volume of Cash Remittances from Overseas Filipino Workers and their Preferred Pera Padala Outlet
Cebuana Lhuillier’s dominance in the field of remittance accounts to 48% of the total market share in the Philippines as compared to its competitors. • Cebuana Lhuillier – 48% • Western Union –...
We humans have been making maps of the world since the beginnings of our culture, from the babylonian Imago Mundi to the latest big data based digital maps. Here a new world map is created from...
"Interactive map of the Gulag" is a visual representation of the history of the Soviet camp system, which was included in the world history under the name "GULAG".
Ocean Shock: The Planet’s Hidden Climate Change
The seas cover 71% of the Earth and are home to the vast majority of living things on the planet. Water temperatures are rising. In a five part series, Reuters looks at the implications of the...
The Earth Overshoot Day is the day, when mankind's demand overstrains the ecosystem's supply of resources and services. This project breaks down the Earth Overshoot Day to continents and countries...
Energy Consumption of 53 Co-Operative Housing Areas
For a magazine of the «Allgemeine Baugenossenschaft Zürich» we visualized how energy consumption of 53 co-operative housing areas has changed between 2014 and 2017. The visualization provides...
Bioregionalism is an attempt to align personal identity with natural regions rather than arbitrary political boundaries. But most bioregionalist mapping still relies on the familiar conventions of...
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...
You Want Apizza Me?
New Haven pizza is the best pizza, period. And you know it’s New Haven pizza because it’s spelled “apizza” (pronounced “abeetz” in classic local style). It also turns out that the “apizza” region...
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...
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...
The Great Decoupling
The story of energy use, economic growth, and carbon emissions in four charts.
How Europe Moves
How Europe moves shows labour migration flows within Europe. In 2017 almost 13 million European citizens of working age were living in a European country other than their country of...
Climate change is a very hot topic nowadays. We are facing extreme weather events more and more frequently. Unusual temperatures, excess rainfall or extremely strong winds, forest fires disrupt our...
Sea-level rise poses a global threat to coastal species around the world, as critical habitat is steadily consumed and fragmented by rising waters. This threat is particularly stark in the case of...
Outdated and Unreliable: FEMA’s Faulty Flood Maps Put Homeowners at Risk
What happens when the maps that millions of Americans rely on to make informed decisions about flood risk are rife with inaccuracies? "Outdated and Unreliable: FEMA's Faulty Flood Maps Put...
House Of Mankind With Tenants
A staple of acrylic planes holds the people of the continents ( Halma figures) as tenants with their accumulated wealth (as red LEGO bricks) for furnishing, the stock of foreign investment...
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...
Four Elements of a Human Habitat
What aspects of our modern life can be found at any place and in any scale? A neighborhood, city, and region are analyzed by uniformly displaying selected data in the same four fields: Economy,...
Most Dangerous Places
Using conflict data provided by ACLED and a gridded world population estimate compiled by CIESIN, "Most Dangerous Places" shows the number of fatalities per person in Africa and Asia, compared to...
Visualizing China’s Most Ambitious Megaproject
China's One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative will cost $4-8 trillion, affecting 62% of the world's population. See all about the megaproject in this graphic.
Wild animals are an indispensable part of nature and an important partner of ours. In the past hundred years, due to the continuous deterioration of the living environment of mankind and...
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,...