Data Vis Dispatch, April 5

The best of last week’s big and small data visualizations

Welcome back to the 39th edition of Data Vis Dispatch! Every week, we’ll be publishing a collection of the best small and large data visualizations we find, especially from news organizations — to celebrate data journalism, data visualization, simple charts, elaborate maps, and their creators.

Recurring topics this week include housing, consumer waste, and war in Ukraine.

The war in Ukraine continues. This week, several maps focused on Russian troops’ retreat from the Kyiv region:

The New York Times: How Kyiv Has Withstood Russia’s Attacks, April 2
The Washington Post: In bloodied front-line town, Ukrainian forces push Russians back, March 30
Le Monde: Les troupes russes ont quitté la région de Kiev, April 4
Financial Times: EU prepares more sanctions against Russia after apparent atrocities near Kyiv, April 4

Other maps of the military situation are shown here in chronological order:

The Washington Post: Why the Russian military is bogged down by logistics in Ukraine, March 30
Financial Times: Ukraine uses guerrilla counter-attacks to take fight to Russia, April 1
Neue Zürcher Zeitung: Die abziehenden Russen hinterlassen Tod und Zerstörung – eine visuelle Einordnung der Kriegsfakten, April 4
Bloomberg: A Visual Guide to the Russian Invasion of Ukraine, April 4
Financial Times: Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in maps — latest updates, April 5

Meanwhile, 4 million Ukrainians have fled the country as refugees and over 7 million are internally displaced:

Le Monde: Le point sur les réfugiés et déplacés en Ukraine, March 29
The Economist: How the war in Ukraine compares to other refugee crises, March 30
Neue Zürcher Zeitung: Ukrainer in der Welt – wo sie vor dem Krieg lebten und wohin sie nun flüchten, April 4

Some visualizations looked at cultural responses to the war, both in Ukraine and abroad:

Texty: “Я помню чудное мгновенье”… ракета влучила у дім. Чому Україна має позбутися памʼятників і вулиць Пушкіну, March 30
The Economist: Our polling reveals a striking generational divide on Ukraine, March 29

And these charts tried to predict the war’s effect on Russian society:

Financial Times: Ukraine war threatens to deepen Russia’s demographic crisis, April 4
The Economist: Russians are fewer, poorer and more miserable than a decade ago, April 1

In Hungary, the ruling Fidesz party won another landslide victory, in part thanks to a biased parliamentary map:

Átlátszó: Valasztás ’22, April 3
The Economist: A wild gerrymander makes Hungary’s Fidesz party hard to dislodge, April 2

Meanwhile, in the U.S., the current round of congressional gerrymandering may actually result in a less biased map overall:

FiveThirtyEight: The House Map’s Republican Bias Will Plummet In 2022 — Because Of Gerrymandering, March 31
FiveThirtyEight: How Redistricting Affects The Battle For State Legislatures, April 5

Other political topics included the careers of French presidential candidates and budget earmarks in the U.S.:

Les Echos: Radiographie des 75 candidats à la présidentielle depuis 1965, April 1
The New York Times: As Earmarks Return to Congress, Lawmakers Rush to Steer Money Home, April 1

Housing got the spotlight this week, with maps of architectural history in Milwaukee and corporate landlords in Charlotte, and a chart on gender inequality in San Francisco:

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Explore Milwaukee’s history through its many home styles, March 31
The Washington Post: Corporate landlords are gobbling up U.S. suburbs. These homeowners are fighting back, March 31
The San Francisco Chronicle: Men can afford nearly four times as many homes in San Francisco as women, according to a new study, March 31

These charts looked at consumer waste from two unusual perspectives — music storage formats and recycled snack bags:

SBS News: 앨범 vs 스트리밍 – 무엇이 더 친환경일까?, March 31
Bloomberg: A Plastic Bag’s 2,000-Mile Journey Shows the Messy Truth About Recycling, March 29

And typical energy and climate topics got some attention as well:

Financial Times: Clean energy pushes ahead of coal, March 30
Süddeutsche Zeitung: Mehr Fortschritt als erwartet, April 4

COVID rates are nearing an all-time high in the U.K. — and fully vaccinated people in Switzerland now have a case rate as high as the unvaccinated:

Financial Times: Health experts warn end of mass Covid testing in UK may be premature, March 30
Neue Zürcher Zeitung: Inzidenz bei Geimpften zum Teil höher als bei Ungeimpften, March 31

Other maps and charts looked at everything from a plane crash in China to minimum wage in the Global South to the cost of a slice of pizza in New York:

Reuters: The plunge from 29,000 feet, March 29
Le Temps: Tableau de bord économique, April 1
The Outlier: “How many hours must a #minimum wage worker in the global south work before making the same as a minimum wage worker in the global north? Anything between four and twenty hours according to data from a handful of countries,” March 30 (Tweet)
FlowingData: Literacy Scores by Country, in Reading, Math, and Science, April 4
McKinsey: Adding years to life and life to years, March 29
Bloomberg: Pizza Prices Surpass Subway Fares, Upending Decades of NYC Economics, April 1

What else we found interesting

Süddeutsche Zeitung: Kriegstagebücher, April 1
Bloomberg: Half of Russia’s 20 Richest Billionaires Are Not Sanctioned, March 30
Florent Guerlain: “Pour cela j’ai extrait les teintes employés pour chacun des 12 candidats auprès d’une sélection (aléatoire et non exhaustive) de 25 médias et instituts de sondages Et ça donne ces 300 teintes,” April 1 (Tweet)
Kunstuniversität Linz/Bettina Mörz: Die Vielfalt des Sonnenlichts, March 2022
Reuters: Fleeing Ukraine, March 29

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