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The geography of black America – then and now
Almost 100 years after Carter G Woodson had the idea of Black History Month, Mona Chalabi examines the geography of black America.
Available for anyone to explore today. Travel through time. See change. Make discoveries.
Casting a Wider Net
Newly released data shows the true extent of industrial fishing. More than 55 percent of the surface of the world’s oceans is fished, with China accounting for vastly more than any other country.
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...
Rain in Seattle
A data visualization created with 25,000+ consecutive days of Seattle weather data. The top section shows rainfall in inches broken down by month and year.
Are You A Gentrifier?
Paris, Lyon, Marseille: take the test in your district.
Insects: the little things that run our city
Insect biodiversity in the City of Melbourne
Paul's Missionary Journeys
The Apostle Paul and his companions crossed the Roman Empire to spread the Gospel and build the early church. This map overlays their journeys onto an interactive view of Roman provinces,...
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.
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...
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...
August 28, 2100
This map uses NASA data to visualize the estimated maximum near surface air temperature on August 28, 2100 at over a million points on the earth's surface. Users can compare the situation with...
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...
Central Park Squirrel Census 2019 Report Maps
In October 2018, the first official Central Park Squirrel Census was conducted in New York City. The project — which involved 323 volunteer Squirrel Sighters and took two years to plan, execute,...
An Atlas Of Space
"An Atlas of Space" is a collection of ten maps designed in Python using open data from NASA and the USGS. The designs include a map of 18000 asteroids in the solar system, topographic maps of each...
This Is How Unequally Distributed Income Is In Switzerland
By international standards, Switzerland is considered a country where income is relatively evenly distributed. But if you look at the numbers at a more granular level, it becomes clear that the...
Is the pathetic fallacy of a Nightingale singing in Berkeley Square threatened? This visualisation aims to find out.
Globe of International Trade
In 2015, the global import-export market totaled $15.6 trillion. This animated map shows where those goods came from and where they went. Each dot represents $1 billion in value of a particular...
The goddesses of Venus
Landmarks on Venus are named after famous women or goddesses. I made a topographic map introducing the woman behind each name. You can find the full-size map here.
Visualising TomTom Probe Data In Amsterdam
TomTom is the only independent mapmaker in the world today, and has been making maps for the world’s largest technology companies, car manufacturers, fleet management organizations, city...
3D Map of 2013 Unemployment Rates by County
This was my final project for a cartography course during my GIS certificate program at Hunter College a couple years ago. I knew I wanted to do a 3D "topographical" map and I had worked with...
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...
Cincinnati's Coming Of Age
A visualizations and animated time-lapse video of the aging buildings in Cincinnati, Ohio from 1800 to 2016. Created by Jeffrey A. Shaffer at DataPlusScience.com. Additional link to YouTube...
The BK BioReactor: Investigating the Unseen Microbiology of the Gowanus Canal
A collaboration lead by Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects, with GenSpace, Weill Cornell Medical College and the Gowanus Canal Conservancy, the BK BioReactor is an investigation into the unseen...
How The UK Transformed Its Electricity Supply In Just A Decade
How has the UK – cradle of the industrial revolution – nearly ended its reliance on coal? Carbon Brief tells this story of unprecedented change in a scrolling graphical narrative that maps every...
Disaster Operations Map
CCUSA provides disaster relief assistance and wanted to create a map to better target mitigation, preparedness, relief, and recovery projects in order to best serve communities that are both 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...
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...
NYC Tree Census
2015 Street Tree Census, conducted by volunteers and staff organized by NYC Parks & Recreation