October 19th, 2021
The best of last week’s big and small data visualizations
Welcome back to the second 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 for this week include record-breaking heat waves, regional elections in France, and (what else?) the pandemic.
Last week’s heat and drought continued to shatter records around the world. These maps showed not just a few days of extreme weather, but a major climate shift:
And these charts explored progress on emissions in the UK and Russia:
The political theme of this week was France’s regional elections, with low turnout hanging over the results:
On general topics, this week offered clean, simple charts and maps:
And also some more unusual data visualizations, with a bivariate choropleth map (Adedamola Lapido), a connected, proportional area chart (The Economist), and a data visualization as tall as the entire article (ProPublica):
Finally, this week’s COVID charts covered vaccine policy, compared variants, and looked back at changes in public opinion:
And if you liked last week’s history of the England – Scotland football rivalry, now you can make your own (Tweet).
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