tecznotes

  • planscore: a project to score gerrymandered district plans
    Last winter, I first encountered the new work being done in legislative redistricting and wrote about it in a blog post here. Three groups were pushing for changes to the way we draw lines that could put a halt to GIS-accelerated partisan gerrymander…
    - 37 days ago 17 Oct 17, 5:36pm -
  • blog all dog-eared pages: human transit
    http://images.amazon.com/images/P/1597269727.01._SCMZZZZZZZ.jpg .auto This week, I started at a new company. I’ve joined Remix to work on early-stage product design and development. Remix produces a planning platform for public transit, and one req…
    - 9 Jun 17, 10:31pm -
  • the levity of serverlessness
    As tech marketing jargon goes, “serverless” is a terrible word. There’s always a server and the cloud is just other people’s computers, it’s only a question of who runs it. I like Kate Pearce’s take: The next time you try and use the wor…
    - 2 Jun 17, 5:39am -
  • three open data projects: openstreetmap, openaddresses, and who’s on first
    I work in or near three major global open data collection efforts, and I’ve been asked to explain their respective goals and methods a few times in the past couple months. Each of these three projects tackles a particular slice of geospatial data,…
    - 9 May 17, 4:17pm -
  • building up redistricting data for North Carolina
    The 2020 Decennial Census is getting closer, and activity around legislative redistricting is heating up. It’s normal for states to redraw lines in connection with the Census, but we’re also seeing legal challenges to Republican gerrymanders in s…
    - 6 Apr 17, 6:17pm -

Information Is Beautiful

  • Who wins the IIB Awards 2017? You decide.
    Gorge your eyes, intellect and imagination on the year’s most brilliant visualizations & infographics. Then help decide who wins $20k and our community prize. Your vote decides the winner of our Community award and counts alongside the opinions of…
    - 29 days ago 26 Oct 17, 12:19pm -
  • Tooth & Law
    What’s Halal? What’s Kosher? What’s both? And what’s the relationship to tastiness? I was curious. » See the visualisation.
    - 36 days ago 18 Oct 17, 10:21pm -
  • The best dataviz & infographics of the year: the Information is Beautiful Awards Longlist 2017
    With more entries from more countries than ever before, it’s been a vintage year for our celebration of the world’s finest dataviz & infographics.   Visualized data is shining light on such a broad range of topics – everything from the Amer…
    - 46 days ago 9 Oct 17, 1:00pm -
  • Last call to enter the Information is Beautiful Awards 2017
    Visualizers, designers, truth & beauty-lovers. Last call to enter the Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards 2017, celebrating the world’s most excellent graphics & visualizations of data, information & knowledge. To celebrate our sixth year, we’…
    - 77 days ago 7 Sep 17, 2:00pm -
  • The UK’s #Brexit Options in the Eurozone complex – visualized!
    The Eurozone? The European Economic Area? The European Free-Trade Area? The European Customs Union? Whaaat? A graphic that hopefully clarifies the complexity the European Union and the UK’s various routes for Brexit. Inspired by this Bloomberg grap…
    - 19 Jun 17, 2:09pm -

Cool Infographics

  • Best British Isles Film & TV Locations you can Actually Visit
    Having the opportunity to visit a set of one of your favorite films, would be a really special opportunity. Well Direct Holiday Cottages has put together a list of real life places in the British Isles that were used in popular films that you could…
    - 15 days ago 8 Nov 17, 10:15pm -
  • How Brands Are Using Instagram Stories
    Klear analyzed 149 brands in 8 different industries to see How Brands Are Using Instagram Stories to drive sales.Just last year, brands faced a big issue on Instagram: sharing external links with followers. Can you recall posting about a new blog…
    - 17 days ago 6 Nov 17, 4:10pm -
  • A Brief History of Printing
    The Brief History of Printing infographic by Diginate looks back on over 2000 years of the industry. There aren't too many industries older than printing (!) - the origins go back to woodblock printing in 200AD!To try and understand the route tha…
    - 31 days ago 23 Oct 17, 4:30pm -
  • SwissLeaks: the map of the globalized tax evasion
     SwissLeaks: the map of the globalized tax evasion infographic from Martin Grandjean shows the countries that were affected the most by the HSBC "Swiss Leaks" data.HSBC “Swiss Leaks” data shared by the International Consortium of Investigat…
    - 51 days ago 3 Oct 17, 3:40pm -
  • The Dark Web
    We have heard of the dark web. But what is actually sold on it? The Dark Web infographic from Weforum.org reports the revenue totals from 3 categories; illegal drugs, prescription drugs, and non-drugs.We often hear about the dark web being linked…
    - 58 days ago 26 Sep 17, 4:20pm -

FlowingData

  • Uber got hacked and then paid the hackers $100k to not tell anyone
    This is fine. Totally normal. Eric Newcomer reporting for Bloomberg:Hackers stole the personal data of 57 million customers and drivers from Uber Technologies Inc., a massive breach that the…Tags: breach, privacy, Uber
    - 1 day ago 22 Nov 17, 6:40pm -
  • Facebook still allowed race exclusion for housing advertisers
    Last year, ProPublica revealed that Facebook allowed housing advertisers to exclude races in their campaigns. Facebook said they would address the issue. ProPublica returned to the topic. Facebook didn’t do…Tags: advertising, facebook, people
    - 1 day ago 22 Nov 17, 6:35pm -
  • Google collected Android users’ location without permission
    Keith Collins reporting for Quartz:Since the beginning of 2017, Android phones have been collecting the addresses of nearby cellular towers—even when location services are disabled—and sending that data back…Tags: Google, privacy
    - 2 days ago 22 Nov 17, 8:20am -
  • Troubling pick for Census Bureau deputy director
    The administration’s current pick for deputy director of the United States Census Bureau is Thomas Brunell. He is a political science professor outside of the Bureau and argues against “competitive…Tags: census, government
    - 2 days ago 21 Nov 17, 7:46pm -
  • Global cycling and running heatmap
    A few years back, cycling and running app Strava mapped the paths of its users. Now with a lot more data and the challenges that come with that, Strava provides…Tags: biking, running, Strava
    - 3 days ago 21 Nov 17, 8:06am -

Plotly

  • Assessing Global Health, One 📈 at a Time
    The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation website is a treasure trove of data. On a semi-regular basis, the institute publishes data visualizations using the daily freely available on the website.While the data is “freely available” on th…
    - 23 days ago 1 Nov 17, 9:49am -
  • 🤖 might just be your next co-worker

    - 66 days ago 19 Sep 17, 1:08am -
  • Creating Crisp Graphs for Mobile
    According to comScore’s 2017 U.S. Cross-Platform Future in Focus, as of December 2016, 69% of digital media is consumed via a smartphone or tablet, with the remaining 31% going to desktop computers.This is in stark contrast to data from late 2013…
    - 20 Jun 17, 10:43am -
  • Data Bites: 7 TV Shows that Jumped the Shark
    There is a fine line between keeping your viewers interested, intrigued, and emotionally invested and crossing the line with a stunt whose main purpose is to spark their waning interest.If a television series has pulled off the latter, it is (at be…
    - 26 May 17, 10:46am -
  • Taking the World’s Pulse on Climate Change
    As a meteorologist who doubles as a blogger and content creator for Plotly, I’m naturally drawn to data that deals with the atmosphere, both in the space of weather and climate.A brief introduction: I’m Ben Noll (https://twitter.com/BenNollWeat…
    - 20 Apr 17, 11:15am -

Visualizing Data

  • The little of visualisation design: Part 46
    This is part of a series of posts about the 'little of visualisation design', respecting the small decisions that make a big difference towards the good and bad of this discipline.The post The little of visualisation design: Part 46 appeared first o…
    - 10 days ago 14 Nov 17, 10:00am -
  • Best of the visualisation web… September 2017
    At the end of each month I pull together a collection of links to some of the most relevant, interesting or thought-provoking web content I’ve come across during the previous month. Here’s the latest collection from September 2017.The post Best…
    - 11 days ago 13 Nov 17, 10:44am -
  • Seeking more entries for #VisBookFlipBook!
    A few months ago I launched the #VisBookFlipBook project, a rather ambitious attempt to compile photographs of every 2-page spread in my book as taken by the brilliant owners and readers of the book. The post Seeking more entries for #VisBookFlipBoo…
    - 18 days ago 5 Nov 17, 3:48pm -
  • Home page link to Chartmaker Directory
    A small note for site visitors just to sign-post the fact I have *finally* allocated a permanent place on the home page to point to the 'Chartmaker Directory'.The post Home page link to Chartmaker Directory appeared first on Visualising Data.
    - 20 days ago 4 Nov 17, 9:39am -
  • Adobe sneak peak: Project Lincoln
    I retweeted a link to this on social media but I wanted to share here to a broader audience a short video from the Adobe MAX 2017 event. This is a 'sneak peak' presentation from Bernard Kerr about a tool he has been working on, known for now as Proje…
    - 31 days ago 24 Oct 17, 7:45am -