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40 maps that explain the world

40 maps that explain the world
Maps can be a remarkably powerful tool for understanding the world and how it works, but they show only what you ask them to. So when we saw a post sweeping the Web titled "40 maps they didn't teach you in school," one of which happens to be a WorldViews original, I thought we might be able to contribute our own collection. Some of these are pretty nerdy, but I think they're no less fascinating and easily understandable. A majority are original to this blog, with others from a variety of sources. I've included a link for further reading on close to every one. [Additional read: How Ukraine became Ukraine and 40 more maps that explain the world] 1. world worldviews Dallas shooting updates News and analysis on the deadliest day for police since 9/11. post_newsletter353 follow-dallas true after3th false Today's WorldView What's most important from where the world meets Washington Please provide a valid email address. Click to enlarge. 2. Click to enlarge. 3. Click to enlarge. 4. Click to enlarge. 5. 6.

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he geography of Tweets Give every Twitter user a brush and they will paint you the world — if they geotag their Tweets. Those of us on the Visual Insights team are obsessed with the patterns that emerge from aggregated Tweets over time. A continuing curiosity is about the geographical shapes that surface in geotagged Tweets. The images we’re sharing here use all of the geo-tagged Tweets since 2009 — billions of them. 10 stunning images show the beauty hidden in pi Saturday -- March 14, 2015, or 3/14/15 -- marks an extremely nerdy holiday. It is the official celebration of π, the magical, mathematical and infinite constant that is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. For any circle you can imagine, if you divide the distance around the circle by the distance across it, you will get pi, or 3.1415926535897932384626433832795028841971693993751058209749 445923078164062862089986280348253421170679821480865132823066 470938446095505822317253594081284811174502841027019385… We could keep going, but you get the picture. Some people will celebrate the holiday by making and eating pies (Washington restaurants are offering specials on everything from pizza to banana cream). Others will run a Pi-K race of 3.14 kilometers.

The Motley Roots of Data Visualization in 19th Century Census Charts - Design The U.S. Census has long been a lightning rod for controversy. Does it wildly undercount minorities? 20 Command Line Tools to Monitor Linux Performance It’s really very tough job for every System or Network administrator to monitor and debug Linux System Performance problems every day. After being a Linux Administrator for 5 years in IT industry, I came to know that how hard is to monitor and keep systems up and running. For this reason, we’ve compiled the list of Top 20 frequently used command line monitoring tools that might be useful for every Linux/Unix System Administrator.

An interactive JavaScript / HTML5/SVG maps library Features Main features Highly customizable – every aspect of the map can be styled using built-in configuration options or CSS.Create multi-level drill-downs.Create map charts (heatmaps or otherwise known as choropleth maps).Use any images in any format as map markers.Support for real-life latitude and longitude coordinates.Apply built-in or custom textures.Display multi-segment lines and routes.Customize initial and user-controllable zoom options.Control the map via JavaScript API (change data and configuration options, simulate user interactions, attach custom funcitonality to various events, etc.) Hundreds of maps JavaScript Maps comes with hundreds of hand-crafted maps in two detail levels – low-resolution (to conserve bandwidth) and high-resolution (for extra detail).

The rare non-sucky infographic on climate change There was a time in the distant past — call it the late 2000s — when infographics seemed like a good idea. You can pack all kinds of info into a visually appealing file that’s easy to share! What could go wrong? The first ever photograph of light as both a particle and wave (—Light behaves both as a particle and as a wave. Since the days of Einstein, scientists have been trying to directly observe both of these aspects of light at the same time. Now, scientists at EPFL have succeeded in capturing the first-ever snapshot of this dual behavior. Quantum mechanics tells us that light can behave simultaneously as a particle or a wave. However, there has never been an experiment able to capture both natures of light at the same time; the closest we have come is seeing either wave or particle, but always at different times.

Create Flash Maps To create custom interactive maps for use in StatPlanet, you need the following: See also: To prepare the map so it can be loaded into StatPlanet, you need two layers: Map layer: This layer will contain the map shapes (e.g. regions or provinces).

Excel Hack Map Lately I've been working on two unrelated projects that just happened to intersect in a useful way. The first project was playing with spatial binning techniques as one of the ways to map relative proportions of things without being tied to (arbitrary) political boundaries. The second was messing around with Excel pivot tables to find meaningful long term time-of-day trending in traffic fatality data (inspired by Nathan Yau's work here). Here's a one degree by one degree pivot table in Excel that also happens to be a map.