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    Posted on April 17th, 2017

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    Interactive Map: Sierra Nevadas

    Interactive maps can use data to create physical manifestations of something that might seem abstract at first. The New York Times took data gathered by NASA’s Airborne Snow Observatory to create interactive maps that show the current state of the drought in the Sierra Nevada mountains. They used NASA’s data to compare the snow that accumulated […]

  • DATA VISUALIZATION

    Posted on January 25th, 2017

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    Data Visualization: Plotting Emotion

    Data visualizations can help us identify and understand relationships with data, even when the data collected is an emotion. On Inauguration Day, Vox created a poll asking readers how they felt about the incoming president. After submitting five emotions, a two-by-two matrix plotted the collective of emotions by their level of happiness and intensity. The […]

  • DATA VISUALIZATION

    Posted on October 31st, 2016

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    Data Visualization: The Complete History Of The NFL

    Sports fans are always debating which team is the greatest of all time. At FiveThirtyEight, an interactive data visualization examines the history of the National Football League using an Elo rating, which is a simple measure of strength based on game-by-game results. This allows viewers to quickly examine over 30,000 ratings and evaluate how each team […]

  • DATA VISUALIZATION, INFOGRAPHICS

    Posted on September 28th, 2016

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    Interactive Map: How Fast is Los Angeles Fire Department?

    Interactive maps are powerful tools in a visual journalist’s repertoire because they can simultaneously present data and geographic information. In the interactive map, How fast is the LAFD where you live? The Los Angeles Times analyzed more than a million runs by the fire department over a five-year span. The graphic compares the runtime of fire […]

  • DATA VISUALIZATION

    Posted on September 13th, 2016

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    Data Visualization: Hamilton

    The critically acclaimed musical “Hamilton” contains incredibly complex rhyming lyrics that draw inspiration from traditional musical theatre as well as modern hip-hop and rap. The Wall Street Journal created an algorithm to visualize the lyrics and analyze how common rhyming and rapping techniques intertwine to create one of the most popular musicals of 2016. The […]

  • DATA VISUALIZATION

    Posted on April 7th, 2016

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    Police Chase Fatalities

    According to a USA Today analysis of federal reports, police car chases resulted in more than 11,500 deaths over the past 35 years. In the motion graphic,Police Chase Fatalities, USA Today successfully uses motion to help illustrate and analyze this data. In fact, the use of motion emphasizes that the data is not static. Motion […]

  • DATA VISUALIZATION

    Posted on December 15th, 2015

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    Losing Ground

    Southeastern Louisiana is losing 16 square miles of land a year to the Gulf of Mexico. This leaves the United State’s offshore oil and gas production, seafood production and millions of homes at risk. Propublica created a multimedia package anchored by an interactive map to examine this largely unabated issue. The map allows users to […]

  • DATA VISUALIZATION

    Posted on September 22nd, 2015

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    Data Visualization of Social Media

    In a recent study of Instagram photos called  “The Exceptional & The Everyday: 144 Hours in Kiev”,  Lev Manovich, a professor of computer science at The Graduate Center, City University of New York, and his research team organized 13,208 images shared by 6,165 Instagram users February 17-22 amidst the chaos of the Ukrainian Revolution in […]

  • DATA VISUALIZATION

    Posted on April 23rd, 2015

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    After Tournament Fun

    The Associated Press explained the NCAA tournament with an interactive data visualization wheel. Losing teams are shown in gray, and by clicking on different areas of the wheel the user can see the statistics for a particular game and the teams that played. Other options for the wheel include showing just the upsets, or showing […]

  • DATA VISUALIZATION, INFOGRAPHICS

    Posted on April 20th, 2015

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    Data for the Throne

    Image courtesy of The Washington Post

    The Washington Post got into the HBO show “Game of Thrones” with an impressively detailed and visually appealing illustrated guide to the 465 on-screen deaths that have occurred in the past four seasons. This is a wonderful example of data visualization combined with infographic. Each death is detailed with the who, how, why and where, […]

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