Animated interactive of the history of the Atlantic slave trade. Source: slavevoyages.org For the full interactive version, use a larger device. Interactive by Andrew Kahn. Background image by Tim Jones. Usually, when we say “American slavery” or the “American slave trade,” we mean the American colonies or, later, the United States. But as we discussed in Episode 2 of Slate’s History of American Slavery Academy, relative to the entire slave trade, North America was a bit player. Migrant crisis: Migration to Europe explained in graphics Image copyright AP/Reu/EPA Vast numbers of migrants have made their way across the Mediterranean to Europe in 2015, sparking a crisis as countries struggle to cope with the influx, and creating division in the EU over how best to deal with resettling people. How many people are coming? More than 750,000 migrants are estimated to have arrived by sea so far this year, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), but exact numbers are unclear as some may have passed through borders undetected.
World Migration The GLOBAL MIGRATION FLOWS interactive app tracks migrants around the world. This application is now being hosted by IOM.int. It is endlessly fascinating to explore where we're from. The underlying data for the map was published by the UN DESA in 2015. Using the app: Choose whether you want to access information about migrants leaving a country (Outward) or migrants entering a country (Inward).
The Wetsuitman A gale was blowing from the south-west as the elderly architect put on his jacket and rubber boots and went to face the elements. Down in the bay, four metre high waves crashed against the cliffs and sent sea spray hundreds of metres across the grazing land at Norway’s southernmost tip. The first thing the architect noticed when he approached the sea was a wetsuit. It lay stretched out on the small patch of grass between the cliffs, right outside the reach of the waves. “That might be useful,” the architect thought.
Four Charts That Illustrate The Extent Of World Poverty Data Points is a new series where we explore the world of data visualization, information graphics, and cartography. The share of people living in poverty around the world has dropped in the past three decades, but over a quarter of the world’s population still doesn’t earn enough to have reliable access to food. And a billion people are extremely poor, earning less than $1.25 a day. That’s according to the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) 2015 State of Food and Agriculture report. Explicit cookie consent MANY of those who voted to stay in the European Union in Britain’s recent referendum play up the lack of contact between Leavers and migrants. Although immigration featured heavily in the campaign, areas with the highest levels of immigration—notably London—were often among those most likely to vote to Remain (see chart 1 above). To mint-tea-sipping metropolitans, it seems absurd that people who live in areas with comparatively low numbers of Poles or Romanians should have been so keen to put a stop to migration. But that is not the full picture.
Mapping Proportional Geographical Data Reading a blog post by Jon Udell just now - Visual numeracy for collective survival - I came across this question: What do you call th[e] kind of [map] projection, where country size is proportional to a variable? What do you call something like this, for example? Any ideas? How would you search for it? Countries Skip to main content Countries Browse by country for overviews, news, analysis and maps on crises and disasters. A red dot beside the country name denotes an ongoing crisis or disaster.
How Nutella Explains the World Not only is Nutella sold all over the world—250,000 tons of the scrumptious chocolate goo is sold across 75 countries every year—its ingredients are sourced from just about everywhere. It’s hazelnut-flavored globalization in a jar, inspiring the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development to use the popular spread as a case study for “global value chains.” The report reveals just how tightly integrated and small the world has become. New Kids on the Block Overview: Activity brings home the difficulties teen immigrants have fitting into a new culture. My 7th-grade students were studying teen immigrants and the difficulties they sometimes have transitioning into American culture.
World Population Dashboard - Data not available.aThe MMR has been rounded according to the following scheme:<100, no rounding; 100-999, rounded to nearest 10; and >1000, rounded to nearest 100.bIncludes surveys conducted between 2006-2014 only. DEFINITIONS OF THE INDICATORSTotal population: Estimated size of national populations at mid-year.Average annual rate of population change: Average exponential rate of growth of the population over a given period, based on a medium variant projection.Population aged 10-24, percent: Proportion of the population between age 10 and age 24.Population aged 0-14, percent: Proportion of the population between age 0 and age 14.Population aged 15-64, percent: Proportion of the population between age 15 and age 64.Population aged 65 and older, percent: Proportion of the population aged 65 and older.Dependency ratio: Ratio of dependents (people younger than 15 or older than 64) to the working-age population (those ages 15-64).