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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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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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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Geography of Hate: Geotagged Hateful Tweets in the United States (Humboldt State University)

Geography of Hate: Geotagged Hateful Tweets in the United States (Humboldt State University)

A team of researchers at Humboldt State University has produced an interactive map documenting an unfortunate phenomenon across the country—hatred. The team, funded by the University Research and…

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Out of Sight, Out of Mind: Drone Attacks in Pakistan since 2002 (Pitch Interactive)

Out of Sight, Out of Mind: Drone Attacks in Pakistan since 2002 (Pitch Interactive)

From Pitch Interactive, an intense, but beautiful interactive graphic showing drone strikes in Pakistan since 2002, where fewer than 2% of victims are intended “high-profile”…

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