February 20th, 2024
The best of last week’s big and small data visualizations
Welcome back to the 99th 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 an attempted coup in Russia, one year without abortion rights in America, and boats lost at sea.
A lot has happened this week! We’ll take it one topic at a time. First up: the sinking of a submersible as it attempted to tour the wreck of the Titanic.
Another disaster at sea resulted in deaths of as many as 600 people bound for Italy from Libya:
Over the weekend, Wagner forces briefly took over the Russian city of Rostov-on-Don and came within 200 km of Moscow in an apparent attempted coup:
In other news of the war — Russian casualties, the destruction of Bakhmut, and India’s neutral position:
Saturday also marked one year without a constitutional right to abortion in the United States. Several maps visualized the state-level legal landscape:
As summer begins, charts on broken climate records are returning as a weekly fixture:
To round out this week: two visualizations of migration in the U.S. and U.K.
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