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…
    - 93 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…
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  • 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

  • Wikipedia’s Lamest Edit Wars 2018
    Aluminium or Aluminum? “Gas” or “Petrol”? Should a photo of a giant spider really be placed in the entry for ‘arachnophobia’? Explore some of the longest, lamest edit wars on Wikipedia in this interactive infographic. » See the graphic
    - 3 days ago 15 Jan 18, 5:20pm -
  • Most Common Passwords + Analysis
    Compiled from multiple data breaches. Our analysis reveals that peoples’ choices of password fall into 10 categories. Where does yours fit? » explore the visualization
    - 8 days ago 10 Jan 18, 5:23pm -
  • Cause Célèbre – Gender Split Behind Charitable Giving
    Do women & men prefer to support different charitable causes? This analysis of celebrity endorsements reveals an interesting pattern. » See the graphic
    - 22 days ago 27 Dec 17, 10:01am -
  • Best Albums of 2017 Infographic
    The consensus from 120 top 10 lists via Metacritic » See the graphic » Spotify playlist | Open Spotify
    - 29 days ago 20 Dec 17, 12:20pm -
  • Movies Critics Loved, But Audiences Really Didn’t
    Star Wars: The Last Jedi is the biggest movie ever to create such a dramatic divide between critics & audience on Rotten Tomatoes. Currently, Jedi’s aggregate critical score is 93%. The audience score is just 56%. An 37% chasm. In fact, by our co…
    - 32 days ago 17 Dec 17, 8:08pm -

Cool Infographics

  • Abita Beer Release Calendar 2018
    In case you're not familiar with Abita Beers, it's a fantastic brewery out of Louisiana. In addition to a core set of beers, they make a number of seasonal brews that are only available certain times of the year. This visual Beer Release Calendar is…
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  • Securing Your CryptoCurrency Trading Account
    There's a lot of hype and investor interest in cryptocurrencies right now. Binance.com is one of the major trading platforms that allows you to exchange one currency for another (like exchanging bitcoin for litecoin), but securing your account is ve…
    - 16 days ago 2 Jan 18, 3:50pm -
  • The Economics of a UK Christmas
    Do you have a budget for your christmas this year? The Economics of a UK Christmas infographic from Bridging Loans covers the spending for Christmas in the UK, and it continues to rise! The UK spends the most money on gifts, and more specifically on…
    - 31 days ago 18 Dec 17, 4:50pm -
  • 2017 Shipping Deadlines
    Tis the season for shipping! The 2017 Shipping Deadlines infographic from Ship Station will help you get your last minute presents to their destination on time!Holiday shopping season is approaching, so get your team ready — because shipping is…
    - 38 days ago 11 Dec 17, 3:40pm -
  • Why Do Businesses Fail?
    Starting your own business can be rewarding, but there are a lot of challenges. Why Do Businesses Fail? infographic from Insurance Quotes and NowSourcing outlines some of the biggest problems, paired with solutions.Small businesses often have a h…
    - 41 days ago 8 Dec 17, 4:45pm -

FlowingData

Plotly

  • !Where science meets art
    Data visualizations such graphs, charts, presentations, and reports represent the intersection point of your company’s data, statistics, and numbers (i.e. science) and its brand, style, and personality (i.e. art). However, this “marriage” of s…
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  • Maximizing the Data-Ink Ratio in Dashboards and Slide Deck
    “Above all else, show the data.“-Edward Tufte, 1983Once referred to by the New York Times as the “Leonardo da Vinci of data,” the work of data visualization expert Edward Tufte has long been an inspiration to Plotly.One of Tufte’s key…
    - 43 days ago 6 Dec 17, 9:18am -
  • 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…
    - 78 days ago 1 Nov 17, 9:49am -
  • 🤖 might just be your next co-worker

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  • 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 -

Visualizing Data

  • The little of visualisation design: Part 47
    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 47 appeared first o…
    - 6 days ago 12 Jan 18, 11:36am -
  • PolicyViz podcast: Episode 108, projects and blogs
    It is always a pleasure to be invited to participate in a podcast recording and, recently, Jon Schwabish kindly invited me back to record the 108th episode of the always-excellent PolicyViz podcastThe post PolicyViz podcast: Episode 108, projects an…
    - 20 days ago 29 Dec 17, 2:47pm -
  • Best of the visualisation web… November 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 November 2017.The post Best o…
    - 28 days ago 21 Dec 17, 3:40pm -
  • What’s coming up?
    With one week to go until a Christmas and New Year's break that can't come soon enough I've been taking stock of the unfinished projects and not-yet-started work that intimidatingly occupy space on my to-do list. It has been a breathless year - a ver…
    - 30 days ago 19 Dec 17, 10:35am -
  • Best of the visualisation web… October 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 October 2017.The post Best of…
    - 37 days ago 12 Dec 17, 12:53pm -