Mapping Arms Data: The Trade in Small Arms and Their Ammunition, 1992-2011 (Igarape Institute + PRIO)

Mapping Arms Data: The Trade in Small Arms and Their Ammunition, 1992-2011 (Igarape Institute + PRIO)

A really snazzy interactive visualization from the Igarape Institute in Rio Janeiro and the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) based on the small arms and…

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Visual "Sparkline" Analysis of "I Have a Dream" (Duarte)

Visual “Sparkline” Analysis of “I Have a Dream” (Duarte)

Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech resonated with young and old, black and white, men and women. King was, of course, revered as…

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Beyond “Soda, Pop, or Coke”: Regional Dialect Variation in the Continental US (Joshua Katz)

Beyond “Soda, Pop, or Coke”: Regional Dialect Variation in the Continental US (Joshua Katz)

These have been out for some time now, but I wanted to make sure to share. Joshua Katz, a PhD student in Statistics at NC…

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Visualizing New York's New Bike Sharing System (Co.Exist)

Visualizing New York’s New Bike Sharing System (Co.Exist)

Two sets of interactive maps, from the New Yorker and O’Reilly Radar’s Jon Bruner, take a look at the new Citibike bike-share program in New…

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Mapping the Nation by Susan Schulten (Making Maps: DIY Cartography)

Mapping the Nation by Susan Schulten (Making Maps: DIY Cartography)

Susan Schulten is a professor of US History at the University of Denver, where she specializes on the history of maps. Her recent book Mapping…

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The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: A History in Maps

The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: A History in Maps

I recently returned from a trip to Israel and the Palestinian Territories, where I worked with the nonprofit organization 1for3.org on an ongoing project to…

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40 Maps that Explain the World (Washington Post)

40 Maps that Explain the World (Washington Post)

A quick read from the Washington Post’s Worldviews blog showing how maps can be used as arguments. In other words, how the answers to complex…

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Map of May 20 and 31 Oklahoma Tornadoes with Population Density (SpatialKey blog)

Map of May 20 and 31 Oklahoma Tornadoes with Population Density (SpatialKey blog)

In response to the horrendous tornadoes that struck my home state of Oklahoma in May 2013, my friend Doug McCune’s company SpatialKey composed some maps…

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Every Building In Brooklyn, Mapped Out By Age (Co.Design)

Every Building In Brooklyn, Mapped Out By Age (Co.Design)

Beautiful maps incorporating a simple color ramp to show patterns of construction in Brooklyn. As you might expect, areas closer to Manhattan and along the…

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