Map of all kinds of energy related things: coal fields, mines, oil/gas pipelines/storage, electrical transmission lines, wind turbine potential, offshore windspeeds, solar potential, etc. You get the idea.

It’s not the smoothest operating interactive map I’ve ever seen (lots of delays in loading, etc) – but it works if you’re patient.

Thanks to Mr. Brown for sending me the link.

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Loren Munk

In: Culture History

25 Feb 2014

Artist Loren Munk has created many beautiful interpretations of art history, genres, and incubators.

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My personal favorite:

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Facebook analyzed peoples online interactions zeroed around relationship status events. It turns out (not surprisingly I suppose) that relationship changes track closely with online interactions.

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and what kind of posts they are interacting with:

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Here’s what a breakup looks like:

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You wouldn’t know it is you lived on the East Coast, of course, but January 2014 was the 4th hottest on record, globally.

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If you’ve been wondering why the posts from Chart Porn haven’t been showing up in your Facebook newsfeed, it’s because Facebook keeps messing with the default settings. If you want to see it in your feed you have to not only “Like” the page, you also need to click on “Get Notifications” as well. (this applies to pretty much all “pages”, so you might want to check the settings on other artist/non-profit pages you enjoy)  I don’t know why Facebook wants people to essentially “double-Like” pages — I suspect it’s related to them trying to extort money from pages to “promote” them instead.

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We’ve seen versions of this before, but these are interesting in that they clearly indicate the amount of distortion the designs are using.

DC (also has NY and Boston)
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Another beautiful timeline by HistoryShots.

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Compare high income health care spending on different kinds of care. Guess who is an outlier?

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Winter Olympic Sports

In: Sports

6 Feb 2014

I’m sure we’ll see the usual TON of olympic graphics in the next few weeks, but I thought this one showing the growth of sports included in the Winter Games was interesting:

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There are all kinds of inaccuracies in this, but the major point that we are very very very rich still comes through.

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Where People Run

In: Maps Sports

6 Feb 2014

Overlay of running routes in 23 metropolitan areas using personal runner data from runkeeper, by FlowingData.

Washington DC (mostly in Rock Creek Park and along the Mall)
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Real time interactive map of who is getting snowed on – particularly useful for skier and snowboarder trip planning. Click on any mountain to see last 24 hour snow totals, 5-day forecast, and the “freshy factor” (likelihood of finding fresh snow).

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