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.
Artist Loren Munk has created many beautiful interpretations of art history, genres, and incubators.
My personal favorite:
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.
and what kind of posts they are interacting with:
Here’s what a breakup looks like:
You wouldn’t know it is you lived on the East Coast, of course, but January 2014 was the 4th hottest on record, globally.
We’ve seen versions of this before, but these are interesting in that they clearly indicate the amount of distortion the designs are using.
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:
There are all kinds of inaccuracies in this, but the major point that we are very very very rich still comes through.
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).
An addictive collection of beautiful charts, graphs, maps, and interactive data visualization toys -- on topics from around the world.