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humanscalecities:

Visualizing London’s Evolution From Roman Times to Today

A new animation from University College London’s Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis illustrates how London has changed from Roman times to the present day.

OOOOOOOOOoooooo nice

fastcompany:

A Guide To Who Hates Whom In The Middle East

This one pages too fast.  Too frenetic!  Slower plz. 

fastcompany:

A Guide To Who Hates Whom In The Middle East

This one pages too fast.  Too frenetic!  Slower plz. 

data-exploration:

San Francisco Sea level rise from 1856 to 2014
https://tuvalabs.com/datasets/sea_level_rise_in_the_us/

data-exploration:

San Francisco Sea level rise from 1856 to 2014

https://tuvalabs.com/datasets/sea_level_rise_in_the_us/

Interactive graphic visualizing Github repositories.  Just visit this one and roll your mouse over it.  It’s fascinating.  

Interactive graphic visualizing Github repositories.  Just visit this one and roll your mouse over it.  It’s fascinating.  

Hey tumblfriends…whatcha doooooin?

I just discovered that I don’t have a front door decoration for Halloween, which makes me unreasonably happy because I am seriously all over the cheesy seasonal front door decorations.  I mean, I have one for Christmas, one for Valentine’s Day, one for Pride…and now I get to get a new one for my FAAAAAAVORITE holiday!  

What are you up to?

think-progress:

Gender wage gap stalls in 2013

The average woman working full time, year round made 78 percent of what a man with similar employment made in 2013, according to the latest data from the Census Bureau, a slight but not statistically different increase from 77 percent in 2012. There hasn’t been a significant increase since 2007.



Well, shit, ladies.  Let’s all ask for a raise!

think-progress:

Gender wage gap stalls in 2013

The average woman working full time, year round made 78 percent of what a man with similar employment made in 2013, according to the latest data from the Census Bureau, a slight but not statistically different increase from 77 percent in 2012. There hasn’t been a significant increase since 2007.

Well, shit, ladies. Let’s all ask for a raise!

10 big questions the Pew Research Center has tackled in the past decade

pewinternet:

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Happy 10th anniversary to the Pew Research Center. Over the last 10 years, we have tackled some of the biggest questions America faces, including questions on topics like the American political landscape, millennials, the impact of the internet, and many more.

Here’s a quick recap.

Another nice use of animated gifs for dataviz.  Would love to learn how to do this.  

Introducing Mapbox Studio


datajournalismlinks:

Mapbox Studio, our open source map design platform, launches today across all desktop platforms; OS X, Windows and Linux. Studio allows anyone to design radically custom maps, easily work with huge global datasets, publish updates in seconds, and design with resolution independence from retina devices to high resolution printing.


vintageanchorbooks:

HOW LONG IT TAKES TO READ THE WORLD’S MOST POPULAR BOOKS: http://shortlist.com/entertainment/books/how-long-it-takes-to-read-the-worlds-most-popular-books

latimes:

President Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to two Vietnam War soldiers today. “Sometimes even the most extraordinary stories can get lost in the fog of war or the passage of time,” the president said, noting that the medal is typically awarded within a few years of the acts of bravery. Above you can see which recent wars the recipients of the medal fought in.

latimes:

President Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to two Vietnam War soldiers today. “Sometimes even the most extraordinary stories can get lost in the fog of war or the passage of time,” the president said, noting that the medal is typically awarded within a few years of the acts of bravery. Above you can see which recent wars the recipients of the medal fought in.

The Ping-Pong Theory of Tech World Sexism

keepcalmandprogram:

Check it out here.

I swear, if I see another damn ping-pong table at a startup trying to buy cheap “we have a different culture” credits…

Data Journalism for Beginners: Why do it and how to get started


datajournalismlinks:

Steve Doig told those at the School of Data this morning that: “The important word in “data journalism” is “journalism”, not “data”. That pretty much sums it up, the data is the place you can find your story, but you need journalism to find and tell your story.

alexbhill:

Comparison of Detroit Water Accounts, Amounts, and Average Owed
I worked with the People’s Water Board and Allied Media Projects to produce this graphic to compare where the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD) was targeting and more so where they were misdirecting efforts. 

Excellent, civic-minded data visualization.  

alexbhill:

Comparison of Detroit Water Accounts, Amounts, and Average Owed

I worked with the People’s Water Board and Allied Media Projects to produce this graphic to compare where the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD) was targeting and more so where they were misdirecting efforts. 

Excellent, civic-minded data visualization.  

About Me


Lisa Williams

Founder of Placeblogger.com | Winner of Knight News Challenge | Center for Civic Media, MIT Media Lab | Cambridge, MA | @lisawilliams on Twitter | lisawilliams on Github




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