November 28th, 2023
The best of last week’s big and small data visualizations
Welcome back to the 114th 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 an annular solar eclipse, elections in Poland, and the ongoing war between Israel and Hamas.
The warfare between Israel and Hamas continues. The first reports of the last week are joined by an enormous number of visualizations around the topic. Among them, more in-depth stories about the initial attacks:
An immense number of visualizations address the question, “What’s happening in Gaza?” — from evacuation routes to humanitarian disasters and the state of infrastructure:
Many maps illustrated the sheer number of people living in Gaza:
We saw visualizations that provided a broader historical look at the long-running conflict:
And others that presented a broader geographical context:
Moving on to the rest of the world, the following maps showcase infrastructural problems from the U.S. to Germany:
On October 14, the earth became dark for a short time. Many visualizations were dedicated to this annular solar eclipse:
Same day, different continent: an Australian referendum ended with a vote against more political say for the indigenous population.
Other visualizations we encountered from the world of politics covered the elections in Poland and Germany:
There were charts and scrollytelling projects on public health, particularly on aging:
And other interactive visualizations ranged from municipal cash flow in Belgium to greenhouse gases in Poland:
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