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…
    - 3 hours 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…
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  • 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

Cool Infographics

  • 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…
    - 14 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, percription drugs, and non-drugs.We often hear about the dark web being linked…
    - 21 days ago 26 Sep 17, 4:20pm -
  • 40 Facts About the Psychology of Color
    Color has always been a determining factor in a consumer's decision to buy a product. But with today's online shopping market, color decision is even more important than ever. It takes a consumer 90 seconds to make a product assessment and Marketin…
    - 28 days ago 19 Sep 17, 3:30pm -
  • The Super Skin of Superheroes
    The Super Skin of Superheroes infographic is a fun chart showing the different skin of America's comic book heroes. Some are completely invulnerable, while others are just armored. The real uniqueness of the infographic though, is that is was create…
    - 36 days ago 11 Sep 17, 4:10pm -
  • The Perfect Temperatures for Beer, Wine, Coffee and More
    The Perfect Temperatures for Beer, Wine and Beverages from GB Energy Supply is no longer visible on their site, but I was able to find it on LifeHacker.I really appreciate infographics that tell one story really well. You want the information to be…
    - 50 days ago 28 Aug 17, 5:55pm -

FlowingData

  • !Gyroscope to automatically track your health data
    I’m surprised I’m just now hearing about Gyroscope. It’s an app that automatically tracks your health data and then generates reports, both digitally and in print format. An “OS for…Tags: app, health
    - 12 hours ago 17 Oct 17, 7:49am -
  • Map of Santa Rosa fires
    Using both satellite images and ground surveys, The New York Times maps the damage due to the fires in Santa Rosa. Crazy. I live a couple of hours away from…Tags: fire, New York Times
    - 2 days ago 16 Oct 17, 7:35am -
  • Dangers of CSV injection
    George Mauer highlights how a hacker might access other people’s data by putting an equal sign in a CSV file, so that an import to Microsoft or Google Sheets runs…Tags: csv, security
    - 5 days ago 13 Oct 17, 7:11am -
  • US electricity sources map
    This interactive map from CarbonBrief shows how America generates electricity. Each circle represents a power source, color represents type, and size represents output.See also a more edited version from…Tags: electricity
    - 6 days ago 12 Oct 17, 7:53am -
  • Darkness mapped in Puerto Rico
    Three weeks in, much of Puerto Rico is still without power. Denise Lu and Chris Alcantara for The Washington Post map the lights at night, based on satellite composite data…Tags: electricity, Puerto Rico, Washington Post
    - 6 days ago 11 Oct 17, 3:54pm -

Plotly

  • 🤖 might just be your next co-worker

    - 29 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 -
  • Teach Yourself Code-Free Chart Animations with Secret Messages
    Plotly’s latest invention? Something akin to “invisible ink.” That’s right – Plotly users can harness our new animation functionality to create charts, code-free (!), with secret messages.One of the earliest writers to mention invisible i…
    - 28 Mar 17, 9:15am -

Visualizing Data

  • The little of visualisation design: Part 45
    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.
    - 1 day ago 16 Oct 17, 3:16pm -
  • The little of visualisation design: Part 44
    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.
    - 12 days ago 6 Oct 17, 7:37am -
  • My Reddit AMA for r/dataisbeautiful
    I was delighted to be invited to do a Reddit AMA - "Ask Me Anything" - session today on the r/dataisbeautiful subreddit. As the name implies, this is a chance for people to ask me any questions they wish, mainly about data visualisation.
    - 27 days ago 20 Sep 17, 8:11pm -
  • Best of the visualisation web… July 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 July 2017.
    - 27 days ago 20 Sep 17, 11:59am -
  • The little of visualisation design: Part 43
    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.
    - 35 days ago 13 Sep 17, 8:11am -