February 20th, 2024
The best of last week’s big and small data visualizations
Welcome back to the 103rd 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 college admissions, “Barbenheimer,” and the Spanish elections.
Get ready for a long Dispatch this week — Sunday was a general election in Spain! There were trackers and maps of the overall results:
There was the question of overall ideological swing:
There were predictions, and later analyses, of viable coalition outcomes:
Spanish voters belong to geographical constituencies, which brings up the issue of strategic and “wasted” votes:
And we already saw some early analyses of voting behavior:
In slightly less important news, “Barbie.” Also “Oppenheimer“:
Meanwhile — it’s hot. We saw several great maps tackle the problem of showing a heat crisis that’s happening almost all around the world at once:
Lots of places are dangerously hot; only some of them are actually on fire:
Ok, back to fun stuff. Sporting events this week included the Women’s World Cup, the Tour de France, and a multimodal, journalists-only race from Philadelphia to the Jersey Shore:
College admissions in America remain a hot topic:
And this week’s data news from Ukraine focused on land mines and weapon stocks:
Purple was this week’s color for charts:
And other maps covered everything from the danger of an oil spill in the Red Sea to broken promises in New York real estate:
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