Data Vis Dispatch, November 29

The best of last week’s big and small data visualizations

Welcome back to the 70th 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 island maps, transportation, and the World Cup.

At the World Cup in Qatar, the group stage is in full swing:

Folha de S.Paulo: Após 4 anos, Brasil domina Sérvia com ataque mais equilibrado e centroavante de ofício, November 25
The New York Times: World Cup 2022: How Poland Can Advance to the Round of 16, November 29
La Nación: Fixture del Mundial Qatar 2022, November 29
The New York Times: Germany’s Late Equalizer Revives Its World Cup Hopes, November 27
Folha de S.Paulo: Veja as maiores zebras da Copa do Mundo segundo o ranking da Fifa, November 22
Der Spiegel: 32 Teams, 830 Spieler, ein Rekordversuch, November 22
Axios: The tiniest World Cup host ever, November 23
The Wall Street Journal: A Big Winner From Qatar’s World Cup: Dubai, November 22

And the #30DayMapChallenge wound down with some beautiful islands:

Patrycja Krajczyńska: “#30DayMapChallenge Island/s New Zealand – Aotearoa (names in Māori),” November 27 (Tweet)
Caroline Hack: “#30DayMapChallenge Day 26: Islands The Shetland Stations, #HandEmbroidery and freehand #MachineEmbroidery with images of whalers, whaling stations and whales. Currently on display @Scotmaritime,” November 26 (Tweet)
Anne L.: “Jour 26 du #30DayMapChallenge ! Islands / Îles Nouvelle lino pour l’occasion : Ouessant,” November 26 (Tweet)
Peter Gorman: “The Five Volcanoes of the Big Island, Hawaii. #30DayMapChallenge Day 26 — Island,” November 26 (Tweet)

Europe faces a winter energy crisis — though some data suggests it may be rising to the challenge:

Financial Times: Can Europe keep the lights on?, November 28
The Economist: Russia is using energy as a weapon, November 26
The Wall Street Journal: Fearing Sabotage, Europe Patrols Pipelines With Mine Hunters and Unmanned Subs, November 25
Zeit Online: Reicht das?, November 26

We saw vis on transportation by rail, road, and air:

South China Morning Post: How China built the world’s largest high-speed rail network, November 24
The New York Times: The Exceptionally American Problem of Rising Roadway Deaths, November 27
The New York Times: Your Thanksgiving Flight Might Have Turbulence. Here’s the Forecast, November 23

And maps of natural disasters from volcanoes to earthquakes to floods:

National Geographic: The Pacific’s Fiery Ring, November 23
The New York Times: Haunted by Disaster, Volunteers Search for Survivors in Indonesia, November 23
The Washington Post: Hawaii’s Mauna Loa volcano erupts for first time in 38 years, November 28
NBC News: Ian was one of the most lethal hurricanes in decades. Many of the deaths were preventable., November 22
Financial Times: Global floods and droughts will intensify sooner than expected, studies show, November 26

Far-right politics are on the rise in the United States:

The Washington Post: High-profile Republicans gain followers in first weeks of Musk’s reign, November 27
The Washington Post: The Proud Boys keep popping up at LGBTQ events November 22
NPR: Bills targeting trans youth are growing more common — and radically reshaping lives, November 28

We saw two historical views on living arrangements:

SBS News: 구독자는, 아파트에 살고 있어?, November 24
Financial Times: Are we ready for the approaching loneliness epidemic?, November 24

And other charts covered everything from ranked-choice voting to Amazon subsidies to social mobility:

NPR: The next round of counting begins in Alaska. Here’s how ranked-choice voting works, November 22
Süddeutsche Zeitung: Die rätselhaften Toten, November 28
Quartz: Amazon’s $5 billion discount: See all its tax cuts and other US subsidies, November 25
The Economist: American police forces perpetuate racial stereotypes on social media, November 22
The Pudding: On Upward Mobility, November 22

What else we found interesting

The Washington Post: That’s a clear offside! But why?, November 23
Attila Bátorfy: “Hungarian graphics from the Pressa – International Press Exhibition, 1928, Cologne,” November 27 (Tweet, Source)
Straits Times: We asked primary school kids to imagine their future with climate change. These are their stories, November 25

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