An odd little tool – it’s a timeline of major economic, domestic policy, and foreign policy events and developments. It’s not clear to me what use the bars are. Perhaps a calendar would have been better?
Major U.S. cities ranked by their ratio of job postings to unemployed people. Looks like they update this regularly. Spotted over at SimpleComplexity.
The Economist just released a nice new tool for looking at several housing indicators across major countries. They plan to expand and update it as more information becomes available.
Here is this month’s update of one of my favorite presentations of economic indicators, from Russell Investments. Includes trending, useful popups, drill down links to historical data, and good descriptions of each indicator. It’s really everything an economic dashboard should look like. (ok, maybe they could animate it over time.)
Yet another news aggregator visualization. But this one spins and is in color!! Ok, perhaps that’s a little snarky — there is some clever design here, but I question how useful it is – maybe if it was on a wall sized touchscreen or something.
AP seems very into tracking things lately. thankfully they are doing it in interesting ways. This one shows Guantanamos population, and lists what is happening with each detainee as Guantanamo is phased out.
Kind of fun, with good roll-overs and animation; only shows current storms and projections. Click on the little hurricane icons around the sides of the map to shift to other storms.
A map of the “current global state of infectious diseases and their effect on human and animal health.” Filter by country, type of disease, etc. Spotted at Cool Infographics.
A treemap of how Obama has spent his time in office, by topic (apparently based on his official schedule). Updated daily by the Washington Post.
I’ve been tempted to steal this design many times. it’s a nice way to present mostly qualitative information for a large number of countries – and people understand it intuitively.
A map of the paths of several hurricanes. Looks like they plan to update it throughout the hurricane season. This is very similar to the AP tool I mentioned in June.
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