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Folklore and fairytales such as Jack The Giant Killer, Robin Hood and the Loch Ness monster are in danger of dying out – because parents aren’t passing them on to their kids. Researchers who...
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,...
The World's Most Dangerous Cities
The cities with the highest homicide rates are once again nearly all in Latin America
#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...
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.
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...
A Breathing Earth
We all know that our Earth goes through a seasonal cycle, especially for the latitudes farther away from the equator. In the fall the "deciduous" plants lose their leaves only to grow back again in...
This Chart Contains a Few Hidden Surprises About the World Economy
According to the latest data on global GDP released by the World Bank this February, the U.S. still is the world's biggest economy – by far. As shown by this Voronoi diagram, the United States...
This website is the virtual counterpart to the book ‘Parliament’. The book explores the double-sided relationship between space and politics by documenting and comparing the plenary halls of the...
UFlood Houston Map
Floodmap.io is a free, crowdsourced flood reporting service originally launched to help communities impacted by Hurricane Harvey. It's the next evolution of the successful U-Flood Project. Start...
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...
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...
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...
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.
The Cley Square
A visualisation of the birds sighted in north Norfolk nature reserves.
Tokaido Shinkansen Trains
The first high speed train connected the cities of Tokyo and Osaka in a train circulating at 200km/h. This visualisation takes a look at how the Tokaido Line has evolved.
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...
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...
A mini startup project built entirely in public, Hoodmaps charts different demographics and neighbourhoods in cities around the world.
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...
Two Centuries of Population, Animated
You’ve likely seen the population density map of the United States in one form or another. A lot of people per square mile reside in big cities, fewer people reside in suburban areas, and a lot...
Travel the path of the solar eclipse
Follow the shadow of the moon as it completely blocks out the sun on Aug. 21, moving along a 3,000-mile path from Oregon’s Pacific coast to the eastern shore of South Carolina.
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...
Bears of Finland
An infographic map of the bears in Finland.
An Interactive Visualisation of the population of this non-native species in and around London, UK
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 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...
What Is Coral Bleaching?
While more and more is being seen on the changing state of coral reefs around the world like the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Australia, we reported on a smaller nearby reef in New Caledonia...
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...
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...