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.
There really aren’t many differences between the two current proposals, which were designed to incorporate the new Silver Line to Dulles airport. As mentioned in the WashPost comments, the only major flaw I see is using the same color for the background beltway and DC boundary as for the Silver Line.
To be honest, I still prefer a lot of the options that Cameron Booth proposed in his 2010 reworking:
This has been making the rounds. I like that they used alpha shading to show variations. And it’s pop, not soda.
Immigration has always been a tough issue to deal with.
The chart reminds me of this John Stewart bit on immigration and “Traditional America”:
This has been making the rounds. Based on 150,000 geocoded tweets from June 2012 to April 2013, filtered 1st by use of word, and then manually whether it was used in a negative or derogatory fashion.
Obviously this suffers from selection bias as it only includes people who bother to tweet, and those who aren’t ashamed to do it publicly. There’s also the usual population density distortion (last map below), which would be compounded by cell phone coverage out west. So, basically, this is another pretty visualization of social media meta data that doesn’t really mean much of anything. To be honest I’m surprised they only found 150,000 hateful tweets in 11 months. (The author’s FAQ is an interest read)
It’s interesting how popular animated gifs have become again. I guess that even with high speed internet people are a little fed up with player load times and lags. Here GIFs are used to show time lapse satellite images of mankind’s impact on the earth. (google earth link)
Using location data from over 1 million photos taken by astronauts on the International Space Station provides us with another “revealed” map of the world. These big data meta analysis generally annoy me, but for some reason when they are done on a map I find them downright artistic.
The author, Nathan Bergey, has additional breakdown maps by mission, etc on his website if you’re interested.
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.
Amusing and accurate. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find the original source to link back to.
update: created by Julian Lozos. Nice work!
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