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.
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.
The Ultimate Ranking of Pop Stardom #dataviz http://time.com/music-ranking/
ALSO DONNA SUMMER.
My first dataviz work has been featured on knowmore.washingtonpost.com
There are a bunch of scores to visualize and to “play”.
See the source here: https://github.com/davideoliveri/ScoreToChart
We all know that as the seasons change on Earth, temperatures rise and fall, plants grow or die, ice forms or melts away. Perhaps nobody is more aware of this than NASA’s Visible Earth team who provide a vast catalog of images of our home planet as seen from space. Last month designer, cartographer, and dataviz expert John Nelson download a sequence of twelve cloud-free satellite imagery mosaics of Earth, one from each month, and then created a number of vivid animated gifs showing the seasonal changes in vegetation and land ice around the world. [The Earth’s Seasonal “Heartbeat” as Seen from Space by Christopher Jobson - http://www.thisiscolossal.com/]
Repurposed parking meters in Pasadena are collecting change for nonprofits that serve the homeless. Pasadena is the first city in L.A. County to try the donation meters, which are supposed to raise awareness for the city’s homeless programs.
Photo: Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times
I love this park! I especially love to eat felafel from Shwarma King at this park.
So across the street from my new apartment are these stairs that go up to the opposite side of the street.
Once you get up them there is an old, cool looking set of steep stone steps marked “Summit Path”. I felt like seeing where they went.
Oh look! They led to more steps. Where do these…
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Pretty cool looking dataviz tutorial using Python and Google Earth.
Multiple colored stars, located by constellation. 1881.
The Middle East’s messy political mosaic