February 20th, 2024
The best of last week’s big and small data visualizations
Welcome back to the 98th 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 heat records, wildfires, and the war in Ukraine:
It’s summer in the northern hemisphere, and we all know what that means: We’ll see lots of beautiful charts of awful heat records in the next months. Our climate section starts with two:
It’s always wildfire season somewhere, as NASA shows us. While Canadian fires breaks records, the season in Germany starts slow:
“There’s something in the air” – the following maps visualize carbon dioxide and nitrogen dioxide emissions. Make sure to check out the whole fascinating video on the NASA website:
As Ukraine has begun its counterattacks, we’ve seen more charts and maps of the war in recent days and weeks:
Investigations, party control, elections, referendums, donations – this week’s political visualizations have it all:
Our next section could be called “Very Simple Charts That Show How the Economy Is Doing”. They communicate empty downtowns, workers moving, jobs cut, and fewer bought houses. (For more visually exciting visualizations, simply skip this section.)
Let’s move on to maps about a globalized world:
And last but not least: our miscellaneous section! This week, it’s dominated by charts about culture, be it Marvel movies or Rammstein lyrics. And Les Echos ask: Where is it faster to go from Paris by car – and where by train?
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