New York

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Shifting currents and melting ice in the Antarctic

Based on data from autonomous sensors floating in the oceans, researchers are able to model the flows and characteristics of ocean currents in more detail than ever before. For The New York Times, Henry Fountain and Jeremy White show how the shifts have unwelled centuries-old water deep in the ocean, which releases carbon into the air. The scrollytelling format of this piece works well to show sensor estimates over time....

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All the buildings in Manhattan in 3-D map

Taylor Baldwin mapped all of the buildings in Manhattan using a 3-D layout. Rotate, zoom, and pan, and be sure to mess around with the parameters in the control panel for different looks. Also make sure you try it in Chrome, because it’ll probably send your computer fan whirling. Tags: 3-d, buildings, New York

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Charting New York City’s Changing Borough Population, Over Time

I woke one recent morning at 5 a.m. obsessing about, of all things, the people of New York City — specifically how the population is distributed among the five boroughs: Brooklyn, Bronx, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island. And how that’s changed over time. I had a general idea. But my nerd brain needed to know for sure. So I went to Wikipedia for data. These charts show the total population, by...

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Cell reception on the subway, mapped

Daniel Goddemeyer and Dominikus Baur grew interested in cell reception while on the New York subway: In recent years, the MTA has started to equip select stations with WiFi and cell phone transmitters, but due to the remaining lack of connectivity in the tunnels, passengers rely on stray signals from surface transmitters to send or receive messages in between stations. So they traveled the lines, collected data, and mapped out...

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On Broadway shows city life through data cross-sections

On Broadway, by Daniel Goddemeyer, Moritz Stefaner, Dominikus Baur, and Lev Manovich, provides a slice-by-slice view of the street that goes through Manhattan. Instead of a map like you might expect from such a project, the piece uses "a visually rich image-centric interface, where numbers play only a secondary role." You start with an overview of 13 layers, where each layer represents a dataset. It is a mix of images...

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