The Upshot has just been launched and it looks good. After Nate Silver left The New York Times , the paper has been trying to to fill the void left. Silver's FiveThirtyEight is, for now, a bit disappointing, frivolous , vague, and uninteresting, despit...
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Visualising Data » Blog Archive » The fine line between confusion and de...
(2) Everyone's own reaction is entirely legitimate. Regardless of whether someone is telling you this is the best or the worst visualisation
Econometrics Beat: Dave Giles' Blog: Law-Breaking Econometricians
I don't follow Lars P. Syll's blog, but the other day I was led there by a Twitter tweet. Lars begins his recent post, "Forecasting Alchemy"
E-Cigarettes Losing Charge with Surge in City Bans - City Square by the ...
By Chris Bosch. The popular “e-cigarette” devices are facing increased regulatory scrutiny in cities across the United States. The OC Regist
900 Years of Tree Diagrams, the Most Important Data Viz Tool in History ...
Trees are a data viz tool that has outlived empires and endured huge upheavals in the arts and sciences.
Fracking's risks are manageable, but we need to do a better job of manag...
Frack job of Encana Oil & Gas near Rifle, Colo., March 29 (Associated Press photo by Brennan Linsley) The advent of horizontal hydraulic fra
Digital Hub | Congratulations to the Winners of the 2014 Divvy Data Chal...
This year, for the first time, Divvy made its trip data publicly available to programmers and designers, and launched a contest to bring 750
As smoking declines in wealthy places, it lingers more, or even rises, i...
Poor and working-class counties have increasingly high rates of smoking, while the smoking rates in wealthy counties continue to decline, ac
Cart-oh-nono #1: blending choropleths and basemaps
The first post in an occasional series pointing out why what you think is a good idea for your map might not be so cool after all. Here's a
Neighborhood watch groups spring up in rural communities as thefts increase
Thieves stealing from farms better beware—they're being watched. Across the country a new wave of neighborhood watch groups are popping up i
Moving the North Pole to the Equator | FreakonometricsFreakonometrics
I am still working with @3wen on visualizations of the North Pole. So far, it was not that difficult to generate maps, but we started to hav
NYC OpenData • Independently designed and launched by Microsoft...
Independently designed and launched by Microsoft Research’s Future Social Experiences Labs’ Kati London, HereHere playfully integrates NYC O
Wandering in the footsteps of the polar bear with Google Maps
This guest post is from Krista Wright, the executive director of Polar Bears International. We’ve partnered with PBI to share a fascinating