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How We Made “The Water Drain”
By Lindsay Muscato and Cecilia ReyesPosted on
To piece together the bigger picture of water usage and how much people pay, the Tribune team used a variety of data sources, including their own survey. They found wide disparities in what residents were paying for water, with the poorest communities paying the most.
How We Made the Washington Post Eclipse-ScrollerPosted on
With the coming eclipse, we wanted to build a very detailed map of the parts of America that would experience totality. We also wanted to show what the shadow of the eclipse would look like as it traversed the country.
How We Built a Lifetime Eclipse Predictor
By Denise LuPosted on
The idea for our lifetime eclipse-finder project is based around a widely used NASA database of eclipse predictions. The data is dense (5,000 years worth) and I was surprised that nobody in the media dataviz community has really taken advantage of the dataset, in recent years at least.
Same Diff: The English-Language Press Maps the French ElectionPosted on
Here’s a reminder: In normal times, US-based publications normally don’t put much effort into visualizing foreign elections. Of course, with presidency of Donald Trump, a British vote to leave the European Union, and a presidential election in France without either of the mainstream political parties qualifying, we don’t live in normal times.
How Reveal Mapped the “Secret” U.S. Border FencePosted on
The Trump administration’s pursuit of a border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border has brought back a project that I thought I had finished years ago.
Draw Your Own Election Adventure
By Juan ElosuaPosted on
At La Nación, we have been working on real-time coverage of Buenos Aires elections, as well as a more detailed view results once we get data for each polling station. In this post, we’ll to explain our mapping-app innovation that allows readers to choose what parts of the city they are interested in by drawing shapes over a basemap, and then returns custom results for their selected area.
How We Made Losing Ground
By Brian JacobsPosted on
How we tracked down, processed, filtered, revisualized, mashed up, and otherwise handled a boatload of disparate imagery to map changes in the Louisiana coastline backward and forward in time.
By Noah Veltman and Jenny YePosted on
Twitter Mapping: Foundations
By Simon RogersPosted on
Twitter’s data editor lays out the major challenges and opportunities that arise when you set out to map tweets.
Animating Maps with D3 and TopoJSONPosted on
An exploration of an easy way to animate paths in SVG maps.
Finding Evidence of Climate Change in a Billion Rows of DataPosted on
Seeking to contribute to the climate change conversation, the team at Enigma started to brainstorm ways we could produce a data-driven story on how climate change has played out in the United States. Browsing through NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center, we discovered the Global Historical Climatology Network which collects, aggregates, and standardizes daily weather information from more than 90,000 weather stations, dating as far back as 1800. While we come across many incredible public datasets in our work at Enigma, this one immediately stood out for its remarkable combination of geographic granularity and temporal breadth
Introducing Landline and Stateline
By Al ShawPosted on
A Map That Wasn’t a Map
By Tasneem RajaPosted on
If you want to show information with a geographical component, you should start with a map, right? Not so fast, writes Tasneem Raja. Questioning your assumptions can help you make something much more effective.
Choosing the Right Map ProjectionPosted on
Michael Corey’s guide to smashing the earth for fun and profit
How We Made “Behind the Bloodshed”Posted on
“Behind the Bloodshed: The Untold Story of America’s Mass Killings,” is a collaboration between the database team at USA Today and Gannett Digital’s interactive applications and design teams. We chatted with Anthony DeBarros of Gannett Digital, with input from colleagues Juan Thomassie and Destin Frasier, on how the project came together.
The Code Behind AJAM’s Displaced Syrians AppPosted on
Al Jazeera America’s Michael Keller introduces the three new open source libraries behind AJA’s displaced Syrians interactive app.
US Elections Roundup, November 2013
By Erin KissanePosted on
A light round of elections were held this week in the US, giving news developers an opportunity to outdo their usual coverage. We’ve rounded up a few highlights.
The Center for Investigative Reporting continues their work visualizing Department of Veterans Affairs’ data. Here, they discuss their development process.
Mapping Made Simple, Now with Bonus UIPosted on
Introducing the double-whammy of Simple Map D3 and Tulip, a new mapping app from MinnPost.
Fast Hacks: Harnessing Google tools for crowdsourced mapping
By Chris KellerPosted on
On his second day at KPCC, Chris Keller and team wanted to build a crowdsourced map of experiences at the polls. Here’s how they did it and what they learned for the next election day.