Data Vis Dispatch, February 27

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

Welcome back to the 131st 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 the two-year mark of the Russian-Ukrainian war, urban planning, and the moon.

On February 24, 2022, Russia began a full-scale invasion of Ukraine. We’re now at the two-year mark of this war:

South China Morning Post: Trench warfare: Ukraine and Russia dig in as fighting grinds into third year, February 22
La Vanguardia: Sin estrategia para romper el frente, February 24

These maps showed the evolution of the conflict:

The Washington Post: Five maps show where the war in Ukraine stands after two years, February 23
El Mundo: Tres gráficos que explican los dos años de profundo desgaste bélico en Ucrania, February 25
Le Figaro: Deux ans après l’invasion de l’Ukraine, la Russie rattrapée par la guerre, February 24
Neue Zürcher Zeitung: So entwickelt sich der Ukraine-Krieg – klicken Sie sich Tag für Tag durch unsere Karte, February 26

And other visualizations dealt with Russian deaths, Russian crimes against journalists, and the cost of the war:

Meduza: 75 тысяч погибших российских солдат 120 смертей в день — вот цена, которую платит Россия за нападение на соседнюю страну. Новое большое исследование «Медузы» и «Медиазоны» о потерях, February 24
Átlátszó: Több mint 100 újságíró lett orosz bűncselekmények áldozata az ukrajnai háborúról való tudósítás két éve alatt, February 22
Reuters: Take Five: Inflation pain over?, February 26

Finally, two visualizations depicted everyday life in Ukraine. How have pupils been learning in school and what music are people listening to?

Financial Times: How Ukraine is trying to help its ‘lost generation’, February 23
Texty: В українських чартах і досі лишається російська музика. Це пісні з матюками, а українською таких вкрай мало, February 22

We wish we could move on to better news, but instead it’s been a season of intense ice melt in Antarctica, Houthi attacks in the Red Sea continue, and the murder of women in South Africa is on the rise:

Financial Times: Climate graphic of the week: huge ice loss risks Antarctica’s ‘destabilisation, February 24
Al Jazeera: Mapping the Red Sea attacks, February 22
The Outlier: #54 Murder in the media, February 23

Let’s go to the U.S. elections. Donald Trump won the Republican primary in South Carolina — guess where his supporters tend to work:

Neue Zürcher Zeitung: So hat South Carolina bei der republikanischen Vorwahl gewählt – die wichtigsten Grafiken zur US-Wahl 2024, February 25
Bloomberg: Biden Stakes Reputation on Blue-Collar Workers. Turns Out They’re Trump Donors, February 23

We found two special uses of scatterplots this week:

LKK MAP: Running My First Marathon in Hong Kong, February 24
Inkyfada: “C’est là que va l’argent public” : quel coût pour la campagne de l’ISIE ?, February 20

From stock prices to inflation, it’s this week’s economic visualizations:

Bloomberg: How Japan’s Nikkei 225 Got Its Mojo Back, February 22
SBS News: 사과 하나에 만 원? 고물가 시대를 살아가는 법, February 22
Zeit Online: Lohnt es sich für Sie, mehr zu arbeiten?, February 21

Two charts depicted housebuilding and city planning over time in London and the U.S.

Britain Remade: Let’s get London Building, February 23 (PDF version)
Financial Times: What Texas can teach San Francisco and London about building houses, February 23

Let’s wrap up this Dispatch with two nice and smooth scrollytellings:

Bloomberg: Biden’s EV Dreams Are a Nightmare for Tesla and the US Car Industry, February 21
Les Echos: Cinéma : Le bouche‑à‑oreille, maître tout‑puissant du box‑office, Februray 21

And last but not least, the section of cool charts that didn’t really fit into a cluster, from labor strikes to cell phone sales:

Reuters/Prinz Magtulis: “The U.S. saw the largest number of labor strikes last year since 2000, while the number of strikers reached a five-year high,” February 24 (Tweet)
The Wall Street Journal: Half of College Grads Are Working Jobs That Don’t Use Their Degrees, February 22
The Washington Post: Come rain or shine, the eclipse is on its way. Will you have fair skies?, February 22
Le Monde: Les smartphones actuels seront-ils bientôt obsolètes ?, February 23

What else we found interesting

Bloomberg: Lunar Lander Feared to Have Tipped While Reaching the Moon, February 24
Financial Times: Chinese research ships increase activity near Taiwan, February 27

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