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Data Visualization: Journalism's Voyage West

Data Visualization: Journalism's Voyage West
Related:  Mapping America

A Day in the Life of The New York Times R&D LabsA snapshot of site traffic to on June 25, 2009. Have you ever wondered where the readers of The New York Times’s Web site come from, and what kind of devices they use to read our content? In a past life, not too long ago, when I worked in The Times’s research and development labs, we started a research visualization project to explore this very topic. I worked on these visualizations with Michael Young, Michael Kramer, and Noriaki Okada. The two videos below show the traffic to on June 25, 2009, the day Michael Jackson died. The top video represents readers coming to the Web site from the United States. Just watching these maps glow can be a mesmerizing experience, but there’s another fascinating piece of data within this particular day. It’s also intriguing to see the heartbeat of reader visits throughout any particular day. New York Times U.S. New York Times World Traffic Data — Mobile and Web

MALBOUFFE – McDo vu du ciel, cartographie d’un empire Steve Von Worley Les Etats-Unis vus du ciel ? La densité de la population américaine au commencement de la ruée vers l'Ouest ? Vous n'y êtes pas : voici une carte de la répartition des McDonald's américains réalisée par le photographe Steve Von Worley et consultable en ligne à cette adresse. "La lecture de cette carte nous confirme que le géant du fast-food, qui compte plus de 13 000 restaurants aux Etats-Unis, s'implante méthodiquement dans et autour des agglomérations, ainsi que le long des réseaux autoroutiers, analyse le site Le blog Arcorama s'est amusé à fabriquer la même carte pour la France, deuxième plus grand marché du groupe à l'échelle mondiale. Arcorama nous explique le modus operandi d'une telle réalisation. Les auteurs ont ensuite ajouté un halo dégradé symbolisant la distance entre restaurants : Le site propose enfin un lien vers une carte mondiale du prix du Big Mac. Signaler ce contenu comme inapproprié Cette entrée a été publiée dans Actualité.

Sightsmap Comparing US states with countries: US equivalents Which countries match the GDP and population of America's states? IT HAS long been true that California on its own would rank as one of the biggest economies of the world. These days, it would rank eighth, falling between Italy and Brazil on a nominal exchange-rate basis. But how do other American states compare with other countries? Also see our other "country equivalents" interactive maps:Indian states and territories as countriesChinese provinces as countriesBrazilian states as countries

Hollywood Visualisation Challenge - Design shortlist We offered a massive dataset on Hollywood budgets, genres, review scores for every film from 2007-2011. We asked you to visualise the interesting stories you could find. Here’s what you came up with… Do yourself a favour: grab a coffee, get comfortable and enjoy these beautiful visualizations. The Top Most Profitable Movies of 2011 Across 22 Story Types – Cristina Vanko Nice story flow with good relationships between data explored. Spotlight of Profitability – Krisztina Szucs Interesting approach to visualising the data. Navigating the Universe of Cinematic Opinion – Ben McCrea We had a few entries matching average audience score against critical scores. Hollywood Movies 2011 – Volodymyr Bondar Sometimes more is more. Hollywood Movie Studios by Numbers - Yoko Nakano and Steven Ziadie Oh these number are in a race! Hollywood Most Common and Profitable Plots – Francesco Villa Loved the colours and the groupings by story. Hollywood Budgets – Barinov Tëma Blockbusters – Ben Willers

Where Are The Jobs? Where Are The Jobs? Employment in America, 2010 Leaflet | Jobs: Map data from US Census LEHD, Imagery by Robert Manduca under CC BY 4.0, Background: Map tiles by Stamen Design, under CC BY 3.0. Data by OpenStreetMap, under ODbL. One Dot = One Job. Manufacturing and Logistics - Professional Services - Healthcare, Education, and Government - Retail, Hospitality, and Other Services

EUA University Autonomy in Europe Here’s Every Single Job in America, Mapped Data for GOOD Knowledge is the first step on the way to progress. Over a recent break from school, Harvard sociology Ph.D. candidate Robert Manduca whipped up a fascinating visualization of the geography of American jobs, powered by data sets from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics. At first glance, this might look like a map of U.S. population density. Before you dig in to “Where are the Jobs? “I was surprised by the extent to which jobs are spatially concentrated,” Manduca says. The difference in job density between Hudson County, New Jersey (to the left) and Manhattan, New York (to the right) is staggering. Though it may seem like a lot about our economy has changed since the last Census, subsequent surveys and reports suggest that Manduca’s findings remain relevant five years later. By nearly every measure, long commutes make us sadder and less optimistic—even 40 percent more prone to divorce. Yet plenty of us are willingly opting in to job sprawl.

Map your moves This dynamic map is a visual exploration of where New Yorkers moved in the last decade. It distills more than 4000 moves from over 1700 people, collected in an informal survey by WNYC, a New York based public radio station. As most moves occurred from, to or within the New York area, this area is enlarged in the white circle at the center of the graphic. The rest of the world is mapped with a damped distance function, in order to fit everything into one screen without losing too much white space. Each circle corresponds to one zip code area. Its size indicates the number of moves to or from the area. Mapping the Stories of U.S. Global Change: the 5 Key Problems Use this tab to explore 800+ threats to biodiversity in the United States, and ways in which communities are addressing them. Click on a point to reveal a news story, featured against the backdrop of forest loss (where pink reveals tree cover loss across 2000-2013). When we think of our “environment”, we typically think of biodiversity - the species of plants, animals, fungi, and bacteria in an area, whether it is a forest, ocean, or city park. The landscapes we live in are defined by their biodiversity, and the interactions of these species in a functioning ecosystem provides services that benefit us all, whether we realize it or not. Bees pollinate our crops, plants hold potential medical cures, healthy pastures feed our livestock, and natural chemical cycles clean our air and water. These ecological processes are important elements of the US economy and are at the foundation of livelihoods across the country. Biodiversity loss in your state might look like:

Web Trend Map 2007 Version 2.0 by Oliver Reichenstein We have done it before: the 200 most successful websites pinned down on the Tokyo Metro Map, ordered by category, proximity, success, popularity and perspective. Now we have done it again — and better. Back by popular demand: here is iA’s next Web Trend Map: Download It! We figured that this would make a nice desktop background image as well. What’s New? First of all, the new Trend Map features many more websites than the previous one. More Consistency The different trend lines have been renamed, simplified and cleaned up. More Lines The original raster (Tokyo metro map) has been substantially modified to fit the needs of an Internet Trend Map. Less Japanese Jokes There are less insider jokes about the different stations and more consistency between the connections and the neighborhoods of the different sites. Google has moved from Shibuya, a humming place for young people, to Shinjuku, a suspicious, messy, Yakuza-controlled, but still pretty cool place to hang out (cf.

Google NGram Experiments With Google’s new tool Ngram Viewer, you can visualise the rise and fall of particular keywords across 5 million books and 500 years! See how big cocaine was in Victorian times. The spirit of inquiry over the ages. The spirit of inquiry over the ages II (NGram is case-sensitive). The Battle Of The Brains What happened around 1700??? Age-old debates (by Andy, James Rooney, Nick, Bidzubido, Jacqui,Gary,Stefan Lasiewski,Mark) Got any more?