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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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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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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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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'Nowcasting' Pollution on the Streets of London

‘Nowcasting’ Pollution on the Streets of London

From The Atlantic Cities, a (nearly) real-time map showing air quality and pollution in London. What’s more telling about these maps though, whether you live…

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Introducing Visualizing Systems by .

Introducing: Visualizing Systems

Welcome! Visualizing Systems is a new blog that explores the relationships between humans and the environments in which we live, work, sleep, play, travel, etc….

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