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Visualization of the Week: Mobile World Congress’ economic impact on Barcelona

A visualization shows credit and terminal transactions the week before and the week during Mobile World Congress 2012.

Mobile World Congress is going on this week in Barcelona. CartoDB and BBVA teamed up to visualize the economic impact one of the world’s largest tech conferences has on its host city. The team took the credit card transaction data from Mobile World Congress 2012, separated by visitors and locals, and compared it to transactions the week before the conference in a running timeline visualization:

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A new look for weather data

A new look for weather data

WeatherSpark puts weather on display with full-screen maps and historical trends.

WeatherSpark co-founder Jacob Norda talks about making weather data — both real-time and historical — more accessible and intuitive.

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Interactive mapping and open data illustrate excess federal property

Interactive mapping and open data illustrate excess federal property

WhiteHouse.gov puts data to use in its new federal property map.

A new interactive feature posted at WhiteHouse.gov uses open data to visualize excess federal property. The full dataset is also available for download in a structured format.

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Maps aren’t easy

Maps aren’t easy

Pete Warden on digital map creation and data journalism tools.

Data-centric news organizations are using maps to effectively tell stories, but these features don't come easy. In this interview, Pete Warden discusses the grunt work that goes into map creation and the tools that can make it a little easier.

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Redesigning the New York City subway map

Redesigning the New York City subway map

The long and complicated path that led to Eddie Jabbour's KickMap.

The field of data visualization is much broader than most people conceive of it, and exploring this breadth was one of our primary goals in compiling the projects described in Beautiful Visualization. In the following excerpt, KickMap designer Eddie Jabbour explains the complexity he faced and the trade-offs he made while reinventing one of the most iconic maps in the world.

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