November 28th, 2023
The best of last week’s big and small data visualizations
Welcome back to the 113th 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 elections, rising costs around the world, and war between Israel and Hamas.
Israel and Gaza have been at war after a surprise offensive by Hamas beginning Saturday morning. We saw many maps visualize the course of this attack and the Israeli response:
We all had a warm September — at least I did. No wonder that many visualizations were created on the topic of heat:
But we also found other environmental topics, including those dealing with environmental disasters:
The results of state elections in Germany, the upcoming national elections in Argentina, and a chart of right-wing groups in France all tell a similar story of the political shift to the right:
And visualizations from around the world show: Everything is getting more expensive:
More from the world of finance: Two visualizations dealt with the theft of money from customers of the crypto trading platform FTX:
The Washington Post released a small series about America’s life expectancy crisis:
And two beautifully animated stories brought maps to life:
Other visualizations ranged from the use of raw materials in Amsterdam to “Am I already too old for the Nobel Prize in Physics?” to differences in public transport across Germany:
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