The best of last week’s big and small data visualizations
Welcome back to the 118th 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 internet, artificial intelligence, and energy prices.
Let’s start with the second week of the #30DayMapChallenge. Here are our favorites for visual appeal, stunning data, creativity, or just fun — because a smile is worth a lot:
The warfare between Israel and Hamas continues. Maps this week depicted operations by the Israeli army:
Other visualizations provided insights into Gaza’s population:
The violence is not limited to Gaza, but involves the West Bank and Lebanese border as well:
The world reacts — two visualizations show worldwide demonstrations on the conflict:
Even airline routes have been redefined:
Next topic: Energy. How Italian power companies profited from COVID-19 and what your latte has to do with it:
Water and fire, wet and dry, are recurring topics in this week’s environmental visualizations:
But not only meadows and forests burn — here are two dramatic incidents in cities:
Dramatic cut to an emotionally dramatic topic: internet speed and bandwidth:
And from the internet, we move on to artificial intelligence and the burning question, “Will it take our jobs?”:
Even though the U.S. presidential election is still almost a year away, this week’s political charts focused a lot on Donald Trump:
We also came across multiple political timeline charts:
Other maps this week covered Chinese ports and Icelandic earthquakes:
And finally, the miscellaneous charts section again includes Taylor Swift (we’re not looking for her on purpose, we promise), as well as school shootings, aid to Ukraine, sports investment in the Middle East, and bicycles in Paris:
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(she/her) is a working student on Datawrapper’s Communications team. She creates the Data Vis Dispatch to keep data visualization enthusiasts up to date on exciting new projects. When she’s not working, she studies interface design, and when she’s not studying, she’s planning a festival stage or soldering light installations. Vivien lives in Potsdam.