September 19th, 2023
The best of last week’s big and small data visualizations
Welcome back to the 100th 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 maps, sports, and the U.S. Supreme Court.
The beginning of July brings several seasonal topics to today’s Dispatch. There are the week’s main sporting events: the Tour de France, Wimbledon, and the Nathan’s Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest:
June closed out the 2022-23 term on the U.S. Supreme Court. Major decisions handed down in the final week dealt with affirmative action, student loan forgiveness, and antidiscrimination law:
And summer also now means charts of life-threatening heat:
One breakout topic this week was gender inequalities at work:
More on the changing nature of work — over the decades and over the hours:
A census is always big news in data vis. This week, the numbers are in from Brazil:
It was a great week for maps overall. We especially liked the New York Times’ annotation of satellite imagery from Ukraine and Zeit Online’s map of hospital access in Germany:
Finally, just for fun: where your neighbors are single in Spain, and the tracks of the Loch Ness Monster:
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