ENTRIES TAGGED "visualization of the week"
The BBC pulled data from the International Rescue Corps to create an interactive guide to emergency response efforts in a building collapse.
In the wake of recent building collapses, the BBC addressed the question of what goes into the rescue efforts by creating an interactive guide outlining how rescuers approach a collapsed building.
Using Logstalgia, developer Ludovic Fauvet created a video visualization of a recent DDoS attack on VideoLAN.
In the wake of a recent DDoS attack on open source software distributor VideoLAN, developer Ludovic Fauvet created a video visualization to show what the attack looked like.
Using START Global Terrorism data, Simon Rogers mapped every U.S. terror attack recorded between 1970 and 2011.
The recent terror attack at the Boston Marathon prompted the Guardian’s Simon Rogers (who will soon be Twitter’s Simon Rogers) to look into the history of attacks on U.S. soil. Using data from the START Global Terrorism Database, Rogers mapped every recorded terrorist incident in the U.S. from 1970 to 2011.
CCSC researcher Jacki Murdock created an interactive map of electricity use in LA as part of her Master's Capstone project.
California Center for Sustainable Communities (CCSC) researcher Jacki Murdock, along with advisor Yoh Kawano, GIS Coordinator at the Institute for Digital Research and Education at UCLA, has developed an interactive map of electricity use in Los Angeles at the Census block group level.
Educational researcher Katy Jordan created an interactive visualization using completion and enrollment data from recent MOOCs.
Massive open online courses, or MOOCs, offered through platforms such as Coursera, EdX and Udacity, are arguably helping to fill higher education needs around the world. Educational researcher Katy Jordan noted in a post, however, that “although thousands enroll for courses, a very small proportion actually complete the course.” To take a closer look, she pulled together an interactive visualization to show enrollment numbers and completion rates from recent MOOCs.
New interactive maps from the USDA show "food deserts" across the United States.
The USDA has put together a new interactive Food Access Research Atlas to help locate “food deserts,” or places where people have limited access to grocery stores and other sources of healthy and affordable food. The map could be helpful for city planners looking to develop new grocery stores or locate good places for farmers’ markets.
While developing his new networks visualization platform Newk, Santiago Ortiz took it for a test drive on Twitter's corporate structure.
Designer Santiago Ortiz is developing a browser-based networks visualization platform called Newk. He took the platform for a spin and visualized the network of Twitter conversations between Twitter employees for the week of February 15 to February 22.
Data journalist Ryan Murphy dug into the White House sequester cut data to create a visualization of the economic impact of the sequester.
The sequester went into effect in the U.S. on Friday, and media outlets are busy fleshing out practical consequences and looking for solutions. Ryan Murphy at The Texas Tribune dug into the state-level data released by the White House (in PDF files, no less), converted it into a more user-friendly format and created an interactive visualization detailing the economic effect of the sequester cuts on each state in nine categories.
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:
Vizzuality and CartoDB co-founder Javier de la Torre created a heatmap of meteorite impacts and produced a how-to video of the map's creation.
The meteorite that struck Chelyabinsk, Russia, last week — the largest reported since 1908, when a meteor hit Tunguska, Siberia — prompted the Guardian’s Datablog team to pull together data from the Meteorological Society, identifying all known meteorite impacts on Earth, some dating back to 2300 B.C. The initial map the team created with the data seems to be down, but their map inspired Vizzuality and CartoDB co-founder Javier de la Torre to produce a heat map using the same data, which Datablog editor Simon Rogers also highlights at The Guardian.