Tag: map

Interactive weather map… on TV

No other genre in journalism is more intertwined with infographics than the weather. It’s hard to find a newspaper or a news show that doesn’t use icons, charts and maps to forecast temperatures, wind speeds and the chance of rain. […]

Explanation first, then overview, zoom, and the rest of it

In reply to my previous post about the functions of interactivity Eugene Tjoa advocates more attention to explanation in interactive infographics. I totally agree with him. Information visualization has a very fruitful influence on the design of infographics but most […]

How far would kids walk for cannabis?

The Netherlands are famous for their coffeeshops, places where one can buy cannabis for personal consumption without being bothered by the authorities. However, the Dutch government is planning new legislation that will force coffeeshops located within 350 meters of a […]

Slick sites with sad stories

Two impressive map mashups were released this week. The Magnum Foundation unveiled a website for its Emergency Fund. It showcases the work of photographers who document social issues worldwide. The site is not quite finished. A lot of information is […]

Election day: a feast of interactivity

From a European perspective the midterm elections held today in the United States are a feast of democracy. Voters elect new members for the House of Representatives and the Senate and all kinds of local representatives. Furthermore they are able […]

Head start for new and ambitious site

Visualizing.org is a brand new and ambitious website about data visualization that allows designers to showcase their work. It’s still in beta (search for example is still a bit buggy) but already some interesting visualizations have been submitted. German designer […]

Voting made easy (for Americans)

Sometimes clichés are simply true; in the US everything is bigger and better. In The Netherlands we have this very popular tool called De Stemwijzer that helps you to decide who to vote for. Americans have VoteEasy.

Banks that went bust

The financial crisis may be well over its peak, in the United States banks keep collapsing every month. The Wall Street Journal mapped all bank failures since January 2008. The timeline automatically starts to play as soon as the application […]

Stress and distraction

Financial website Portfolio.com made an inventory of factors that can increase stress in metro areas, ranging from unemployment and traffic to pollution and even the weather. These were quantified for the 50 largest cities in the States. The results are […]

Impressive and sad

Last week newspaper Die Zeit published a special about the victims of right wing violence during the twenty years since the German reunification. Part of the online coverage is a interactive map of all deadly incidents, including data about the […]