Meteorite fireballs witnessed from 1913. I’m not sure what is gained by putting this on a map. Also, since this is just eyewitness accounts, it suffers from population density bias.
Is the American dream still alive? Can you work hard and raise your income level? Well, it kinda depends on where you live. The NYT has a couple of nice interactive tools who exploring the results of a study of the issue. (via FlowingData)
A wonderful interactive timeline of legislation, rulings, and events related to domestic surveillance in the United States. You can drill down into each event for an explanation, and links to primary sources (like the full text of legislation, etc).
Interesting interactive scatter showing median salaries vs number of people employed – with the color of the dots indicating expected growth by 2020. You can filter by category of employment to cut down the dots a bit. It would have been nice if you could filter by expected growth rate as well.
The efforts that go into tracking civilian deaths in modern conflicts are admirable. The fact that we dismiss them so blatantly is crazy. Regarding the design, the annotations are a tad slow for my taste
I almost missed the histogram with links to details of each attack – select “victims” in the upper left.
Heat maps of apartment rental prices in DC:
and many many other cities using a tool created by Jeff Kaufman.
This year, in interactive format, allowing you to select a base currency and see the changes over time.
Bloomberg has several interactive tools for filtering and ranking the the world’s billionaires.
If you click on any of them, individual profiles come up, like for Carlos Slim":
You can plot them by industry, gender, number of children and all kinds of other variables.
The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation collects detailed information on global health issues, and produces a number of interesting visualizations.
How people died in 2010 – by cause, age, and filterable by sex and region:
Life expectancy in the US (1989-2009). Who knew it varied so much?
Drill-downable US Causes of Death (1970-2006)
and many many more.
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