The Migrations in Motion map, by Dan Majka from the The Nature Conservancy, shows modeled animal migrations in North and South America.
Use a force-directed graph to form a collection of bubbles and move them around based on data. Read More
One more Olympics-related piece for the road. The New York Times used photo compositing to show a handful of critical moments for individual athletes.
Visualize THIS…AnyChart just introduced full support for AAA-level web accessibility standards (Section 508) using very flexible a11y (accessibility) features.
Sometimes you need a color scheme quick, and ColorBrewer is typically the de facto, but it has some limitations.
Crime is up? Crime is down? It depends on who you ask and where. The Marshall Project analyzed violent crime trends over the past 40 years to show how things are moving across the country.
Keep track of the 214 days out of the year that are a national food or drink days. Read More
Missed this one from last month. Stamen announced the release of a whole lot of new terrain map tiles for around the world.
The Guardian covered the rankings for the women’s heptathlon, specifically how Nafissatou Thiam from Belgium pulled off a surprise gold.
Using a long-exposure photography technique, Xavi Bou captured bird flight patterns in his series Ornitographies.
The New York Times has been pulling from the vault for this year’s Olympics, adapting previous graphics to current results.
Datopolis is a board game by Ellen Broad and Jeni Tennison from the Open Data Institute, and as you might expect, it promotes the use of open data.
As the Olympics are all about reaching peak physical potential, it shouldn’t surprise that a lot of races are close, but there’s been a good number of ties this year.
When you have graphs to draw or statistical concepts to teach, you need your data and you need it now.
That Michael Phelps. He is a crazy man, in the best possible way. Derek Watkins and Larry Buchanan for the New York Times compare race times of young Michael Phelps against those of current Michael Phelps.
Sometimes I check Donald Trump’s Twitter feed, as many find themselves doing and quickly regretting. There’s definitely a certain style to some of the tweets.
Gregor Aisch and Larry Buchanan for the New York Times visualized Olympic medal dominance with a streamgraph for each event.
Here's how common each household type is and was — and how the makeup compares to a few decades ago. Read More
One of the best parts of the Olympics is watching an athlete from your country dominate the competition.