September 19th, 2023
The best of last week’s big and small data visualizations
Welcome back to the 97th 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 effect of wildfires in Canada on the U.S. East Coast, the dam breach in Ukraine, rising house prices, and the Champions League.
First, the wildfires in Canada. The resulting smoke made the air quality in New York City go down (and the number of photos of an orange sky in New York City on social media go up):
While fires have challenged North America, Ukraine battles huge amounts of water after the breach of the Kakhovka Dam last Tuesday. Many newsrooms mapped the massive flooding:
Ukraine has also been in the news because of the counterattacks it started:
In climate news, we’ve seen more carbon dioxide, more heat, and more fires:
…while the U.S. attempts to transition to cleaner energy:
“Which kind of cities do we want to live in?” ask two pieces by the The New York Times and the Financial Times:
And more beautiful maps were created in the past week, showing us the U.S. from different perspectives:
In our politics section, you’ll see laws, legal actions, and local elections:
Another much-visualized topic has been rising housing prices – be it in Singapore, the U.K., or in U.S. cities:
A more fun topic: Sports! The Champions League final was last weekend. Manchester City won, and newsrooms asked: How much money and transfers did they need to make that happen?
Last but not least, we find space endeavors, remote jobs, and a map of Wuhan in our miscellaneous section – and ZEIT Online tells us how much money we could have made by now with small savings (or still can in the future!):
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