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Infographics & Visualization

Data, visualization and infographics that impress us.

New York Times Senior Software Architect Jacob Harris takes a deep look at how to work with data to tell a narrative.

To coincide with Sunshine Week, the Sunlight Foundation released their Open Legislative Data Report Card. Some states are doing well, many aren’t, with most scoring a Gentleman’s C or below. Grades are based on what Sunlight calls the Ten Principles for Opening Up Government Information. For this report card, their criteria is based on six: completeness, timeliness, ease of access, machine readability, use of commonly owned standards and permanence.

Peer 1 Hosting releases mobile apps for iPhone and Android that map the Internet.

Submarine Internet Cables At first glance, the lines appear to mirror long-proven global trade routes, with major hubs in global capitals like New York, Amsterdam, and Mumbai. But Mauldin notes that there have been no new cables across the Atlantic since 2003. The growth today is in historically under-served regions like Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America. Nor are all the hubs located in the big cities you’d expect.

Wanted, On a Pinboard Newspapers have long printed the local police blotter... ...In our networked world, the blotter is taking new shapes. Or, those wanted by local police may find themselves on a Pinterest board...

Mapping Conflict Conflict History maps the world’s wars and skirmishes over the millennia. Users control the map with a timeline scrubber or by entering search terms. Data is pulled from Freebase and shown on Google Maps. Image: Screenshot, Conflict History 1998-2007.

Map: German words adopted in the Western Hemisphere We dig this map of the most popular German words that have emigrated to other parts of the world.

  • Natami78

    I love "kaffeeklatsching"!! Never heard it been said in the USA, it would have been hilarious (I am a German native speaker from Austria). :D

Brazil and the mobile phone market Infographic about the deplorable situation of mobile telephony in Brazil, and where it ranks when compared to other countries.

A poll released today by the Arab American Institute explores attitudes Americans have toward Arabs and Muslims.  “The data extracted,” the Institute writes, ”indicates that anti-Arab and anti-Muslim political rhetoric has taken a toll on American public opinion, especially along age and party lines.”

Marketing Guide to Instagram: Instagram is expanding quickly, and with the introduction of the Android app, its growth can only accelerate. Its simplicity is one of its strengths, and it represents a great addition to businesses’ visual-content marketing campaigns. In this graphic created with Marketo, we examine the growth of the photo-sharing service and how it can work for your company.

The sites you frequent on a daily basis are actively gathering facts about you. That’s why the jacket you’ve been coyly eyeing inconspicuously appeared in an ad on an unrelated website. Social networks are betting on a future built on a personalized web, your own Internet paradise filled with items the virtual you will likely share, pin, tweet, and like. Take a look at what information your favorite sites gather and what they do with it in this infographic created with Baynote.

A global super-rich elite had at least $21 trillion hidden in secret tax havens by the end of 2010, according to a major study.

Attacks on Press Freedom & Speech: July 10 - July 20, 2012 For the past ten days I’ve taken screenshots of reported incidents of attacks on press freedom and speech that appear in my RSS feed. The majority of these come from Reporters Without Borders and the Committee to Protect Journalists. This, of course, isn’t everything that’s happened in the last ten days, but is a chilling reminder of what does happen during any particular, mostly mundane, time period around the globe.

The Mexican drug trade has left more than 50,000 bodies in its wake since 2006, and the cartels appear to be looking to expand their networks. With this in mind, the National Post’s graphics team takes a look at the flow of drugs across the continent.

Today, 46 percent of all U.S. adults own a smartphone, and more than half of them use the device to shop online. While these mobile consumers are browsing and buying, businesses without a concrete mobile presence are missing out. Take a look at this infographic created with Milo to find out why it’s time to make mobile marketing a priority and how to do it well.