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2022 Special Category: COVID-19 Visualizations
Visualization & Information Design
Every year, thousands of people from all over the world, each one driven by her or his own motivation, with their own means, take the routes leading to the Spanish town of Santiago de...
When New Year Starts Around the World
An interactive map to understand when New Year starts around the World, published on Il Sole 24 Ore http://www.infodata.ilsole24ore.com/2017/12/31/2018-entra-primo-nel-anno-ultimo/
Queering The Map
Queering the Map is a community generated counter-mapping project that locates queer moments, memories, and histories in relation to physical space. As queer life becomes increasingly less centered...
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...
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...
In A Warming World, The Fight For Water Can Push Nations Apart - Or Bring Them Together
Water doesn’t respect borders. Globally, 263 lakes and rivers are shared between at least two countries, according to the United Nations. Of the 195 states in the world, 145 have at least one of...
Temperatures have been slowly rising for a number of years. In the charts below you can see that the late 19th and early 20th century were quite cool relative to the rest of the time period,...
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...
New York City's transportation system moves millions of people every day, from MTA buses to regional Metro-North rail lines to the omnipresent subway . Multimodal Symphony animates 24 hours of NYC...
The expansion of metro lines in Chinese cities
Less than 20 years ago, only three cities in China had subways. If you didn’t live in Beijing, Guangzhou, or Shanghai, underground travel was a complete mystery. Today, there are more than 60 metro...
Bristol Air Quality
A Voronoi diagram visualisation of air quality in Bristol, England.
Global Map of Accessibility
The Global Map of Accessibility is an interactive map that lets you view the travel time between almost any point on Earth and the nearest population centre of 50,000 or more people. The data...
STST Transit For Art, Design, And Performance
The STS Transit for Art, Design, and Performance map was designed as a visual guide to the book chapter “Art, Design, and Performance” from The Handbook of Science and Technology Studies. As an...
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...
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...
Ecological Atlas of the Bering, Chukchi, and Beaufort Seas
This comprehensive, trans-boundary atlas contains over 100 maps of Arctic marine mammals, seabirds, sea ice, subsistence, and more. The Atlas is organized into six sections that build, layer by...
Snows of the West
Snow is vital to the environmental health of the western United States. Unlike rainfall, it doesn't come as one burst that's here and then quickly gone. Instead, it tends to accrue over the winter...
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...
Manhattan Population Explorer
Vizualization of population flows in NYC.
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...
Phantom Islands – A Sonic Atlas
Phantom Islands are artifacts of the age of maritime discovery and colonial expansion. During centuries of ocean exploration these islands were sighted, charted, described and even explored – but...
24 Hours of Traffic
Visualization of traffic flow from around the Greater Montreal Area. Time-stamped commuter GPS trajectories are visualized from 3 transit modalities: cars, public transit, and bikes. 1 month's...
Understanding The Rental Landscape In France
Nowadays, tourists are more aware of rental accommodation options in their selected destinations. Airbnb has seen a phenomenal rise in Europe, and this dataviz highlights a few trends to give an...
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,...
Pedal is a community of bikers with the unique combination of protecting the environment and pursuing a healthier lifestyle. Pedal achieves this by tracking an individual’s carbon footprint and...
Mapping Out The Unknown
This visualization reviews the data discovery process through the example of the 'discovery' of the Americas by early European sea explorers and cartographers. Original maps from David Ramsey...
Mercator. It’s A Flat, Flat World
The interactive digital special project "Mercator. It’s a Flat, Flat World" tells the story of a famous map, published in 1569 by the Flemish cartographer Gerardus Mercator. We describe the...
A New World Re-Order
This quantitative design project shows what the adjusted land mass of countries would be if those countries had the world average population density. Each of the grey dots represents the current...
Fly Me To A Campfire
An interactive Tableau visualization of direct flights to campgrounds in the continental United States from various U.S. airports.
The Space for Students
Historically, the city of Los Angeles favored low-density development. As a result, 75% of L.A. residential space is zoned for single family homes. (R1 Parcels) Low density housing paired with...