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A catalog of all the Covid visualizations

The COVID-19 Online Visualization Collection is a project to catalog Covid-related graphics across countries, sources, and styles. They call it COVIC for short, which seems like a stretch for an acronym and a confusing way to introduce a project to people. But, it does categorize over 10,000 figures, which could be useful as a reference and historical context. Tags: collection, coronavirus

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Map shows how NASA satellites collect global rain data

We can download data as a single snapshot in a single file, but oftentimes that data is generated piece-by-piece. In the map above, NASA shows how they piece together rain data with a network of satellites: The ten currently-flying satellites in the Global Precipitation Measurement Constellation provide unprecedented information about the rain and snow across the entire Earth. This visualization shows the constellation in action, taking precipitation measurements underneath the...

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Multivariate map collection

I heard you like maps. Jim Vallandingham put together a collection of maps that show multiple variables, for inspiration and perusal. Tags: collection, multivariate

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Look to the data collection

Mimi Onuoha on the importance of paying close attention to the data collection process before making data-informed decisions: The conceptual, practical, and ethical issues surrounding “big data” and data in general begin at the very moment of data collection. Particularly when the data concern people, not enough attention is paid to the realities entangled within that significant moment and spreading out from it. I try to do some disentangling here,...

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The Disappearing Planet: Comparing the Extinction Rates of Animals

The subtly designed A Disappearing Planet [propublica.org] by freelance data journalist Anna Flagg reveals the extinction rates of animals, caused by a variety of human-caused effects, including climate change, habitat destruction and species displacement. Divided into mammals, reptiles, amphibians and birds, the interactive bar graph allows users to browse horizontally through the vast amount of species by order and family, and vertically by genus. Species in risk are highlighted in...

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GitHut: the Universe of Programming Languages across GitHub

GitHut [githut.info], developed by Microsoft data visualization designer Carlo Zapponi, is an interactive small multiples visualization revealing the complexity of the wide range of programming languages used across the repositories hosted on GitHub. GitHub is a web-based repository service which offers the distributed revision control and source code management (SCM) functionality of Git, enjoying more than 3 million users. Accordingly, by representing the distribution and frequency of programming languages, one...

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Visits: Mapping the Places you Have Visited

Visits [v.isits.in] automatically visualizes personal location histories, trips and travels by aggregating geotagged one's Flickr collection with a Google Maps history. developed by Alice Thudt, Dominkus Baur and prof. Sheelagh Carpendale, the map runs locally in the browser, so no sensitive data is uploaded to external servers. The timeline visualization goes beyond the classical pin representation, which tend to overlap and are relatively hard to read. Instead, the data is...

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Culturegraphy: the Cultural Influences and References between Movies

Culturegraphy [culturegraphy.com], developed by "Information Model Maker" Kim Albrecht reveals represent complex relationships of over 100 years of movie references. Movies are shown as unique nodes, while their influences are depicted as directed edges. The color gradients from blue to red that originate in the1980s denote the era of postmodern cinema, the era in which movies tend to adapt and combine references from other movies. Although the visualizations look rather...

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A World of Terror: the Impact of Terror in the World

A World of Terror [periscopic.com] by Periscopic shows the reach, frequency and impact of about 25 terrorism groups around the world. The visualization exists of 25 smartly organized pixel plots that are displayed as ordered small multiples. Ranging from Al-Qa'ida and the Taliban to less known organizations like Boko Haram, the plots reveal which ones are more deadly, are more recently active, or have been historically more active. In addition,...

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How we Sleep (and How we Awake after an Earthquake)

Since we already know in what angle people put their face when taking a selfie in different cities, we now also know how they sleep differently: Which Cities Get the Most Sleep? [wsj.com] by interactive graphics editor Stuart A. Thompson of the Wall Street Journal compares the sleeping habits of citizens of different cities. On the topic of sleep, Jawbone also just released an interesting graph revealing how the recent...

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