The best of last week’s big and small data visualizations
Welcome back to the 120th 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 animals in climate change, weapons, and sports.
It’s the last week of November. This means we have the pleasure of presenting our favorites from the #30DayMapChallenge for the last time:
The cease-fire between Israel and Hamas continues, but the war is not over yet. We found three animated stories about Israeli military strategy, the situation in Gaza, and fake war news on X/Twitter:
Other visualizations covered last week’s hostage release, deaths in Gaza, control of the West Bank, and the conflict in the global spotlight:
War and weapons aren’t only news in the Middle East:
In the area of climate visualizations, we found two that specifically address animals and biodiversity:
Some good news about climate:
From the energies we use to the districts we live in. Several small multiples this week compared situations in different districts, from aging in the Bay Area, to salaries in Spanish communities or Malaysian states, to political trends in India:
Do you also feel like everyone is getting sick these days? (Or is it just our office?) This week’s health visualizations show that the flu is on the rise in Germany, and how unhealthy vaping really is:
Push, kick, throw, punch, aim, or even click. Sports were a big visualization topic this week:
The days are getting cold and the stores full; wintertime means big holidays. Two charts show the rise in travel at Thanksgiving and the increase in spending at Christmas:
In today’s miscellaneous section, we look at coffee exports and imports, European immigrants, and how cannabis will influence U.S. elections:
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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.