November 28th, 2023
The best of last week’s big and small data visualizations
Welcome back to the 43rd 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 deforestation, housing costs, and media in politics.
The war in Ukraine is in its third month, and eastern cities in particular have been under nearly constant attack. These three maps showed the destruction at street scale of the cities of Kherson, Kharkiv, and Mariupol:
Recent military developments include expanded arms shipments to Ukraine from the West and a series of explosions and fires inside Russia:
And the humanitarian crisis includes thousands of civilian deaths:
Although most sectors of Russia’s economy are under heavy sanctions, the EU continues to import billions of euros’ worth of Russian fossil fuels:
And fuel shortages make a deadly heatwave in India and Pakistan even more dangerous in the short term:
In COVID visualizations, we got a closer look at India’s excess mortality. Plus, how the pandemic has affected everything from unemployment to morale in tweets:
One breakout topic this week was deforestation:
And a second, the cost of housing in U.S. cities:
In U.S. politics, the role of media took this week’s spotlight:
And a week after the vote, there was still more analysis of the French presidential returns:
Other maps covered everything from noisy streets in Paris to the geography of tuna:
And other charts covered topics from medical crowdfunding in the U.K. to the hippo parts market in the U.S.:
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