United States

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Visualizing the News Nerd Conference Known as #NICAR18

I’m in the United States this week to attend the annual news nerd conference known as NICAR, a diverse gathering of reporters, editors and developers (and others) focused on storytelling with data. I look forward to it like Christmas. I get to return to the United States, see old friends, learn new skills and drink Diet Coke, which is nearly impossible to find in South Korea, where I work as...

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Maps: Where Are America’s Alternative Fuel Stations?

I recently stumbled upon the U.S. Department of Energy’s alternative fuels data center, a clearinghouse for information on transportation technology. Inside there’s a handy station locator tool allowing users to find fueling centers for specific types of vehicles. Perfect for a quick map exercise:

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Charting World Alcohol Consumption: How Much Does Each Country Drink?

A few weeks ago I posted about gender gaps in alcohol consumption around the world. In some countries — South Korea, for example — men and women consume quite different amounts of booze, according to the World Health Organization. Fueled by a love for sojo, South Korea’s men are among the heaviest drinkers in the world, consuming about 78 grams per day — nearly twice as much as other men on average....

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Where are South Korea’s Foreigners From?

Separating foreigners from the locals at a recent street festival celebrating Buddha’s birthday. I had to move across the globe, but I’ve finally cracked The One Percent. Not in wealth, of course. But I am one of about 24,000 civilian Americans living in South Korea, population 50.2 million. So that means I’m quite seriously in the minority. In my central Seoul district, for example, there are about 1,500 registered* Americans**...

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Must Atlas All the Things

I already revived the first Statistical Atlas of the United States using modern data, going through each page and producing a more recent version. But it didn't feel done yet. There's a lot more data now than there was in 1870, and there's a constant flow from various government organizations. The United States continues to evolve, get better, and get worse. So I kept going with it—in an effort to...

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Reviving the Statistical Atlas of the United States with New Data

Ever since I found out about the Statistical Atlas of the United States, it annoyed me that there wasn't one in the works for the 2010 Census due to cuts in funding. So I recreated the original 1870 Atlas using today's publicly available data.Continue reading →

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Reviving the Statistical Atlas of the United States with New Data

Ever since I found out about the Statistical Atlas of the United States, it annoyed me that there wasn't one in the works for the 2010 Census due to cuts in funding. So I recreated the original 1870 Atlas using today's publicly available data.Continue reading →

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