A week late, but here is my #MakeoverMonday for Week 48. I found this a particularly fun assignment. I did some additional research on the sounds a squirrel makes as I was not familiar with the terms Kuks and Quaas. Map inspiration from Nicolas Mieszaly, #Squirrel Census in Central Park, Tableau Public, here. Here is […]

Source: Marris, Emma, How rats became an inescapable part of city living, National Geographic Magazine, April 2019. Photographs By Charlie Hamilton James Link: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2019/04/rats-are-an-inescapable-part-of-city-life/?cmpid=org=ngp::mc=crm-email::src=ngp::cmp=Editorial::add=Animals_20190321::rid=36624939695 I remembering reviewing all of the Rat Sightings in New York City data visualizations that were created during Week 27 of Make Over Monday. National Geographic just published a great story […]

This article was originally published in the March 2019 of National Geographic Magazine. Here is also a link to the article on their web site. Ever since I was a young boy, I have had a fascination with elephants. Also, as a young boy, I would flip through the pages of our monthly National Geographic […]

Readers: This is an infographic that Hiram Henriquez (photo, right) art directed for National Geographic’s Ocean special issue. The art was done by Bruce Morser. Research was by Darcy J. Bellido De Luna.  

Source: McCandless, David, Best in Show – What’s the best Dog Breed, According to Data?, information is beautiful.net, https://informationisbeautiful.net/visualizations/best-in-show-whats-the-top-data-dog/?utm_content=buffer26a04&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer. Below is a screenshot of a visualization from David McCandless’ book, Knowledge is Beautiful David examined data on intelligence, longevity, genetic ailments and other markers to create a “data-score” and then plotted it against public popularity of various breeds, […]

    Cats without a home by Russell Spangler These beautiful cats are threatened by growing human populations, loss of habitat, illegal hunting (of both tigers and their prey species) and expanded trade in tiger parts used as traditional medicines. Credits Russell Spangler   Award Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards 2017 Categories Humanitarian / Global […]

Readers: I have been feeling very sad lately. It has been six months since my 17-year-old Weimaraner, Gracie, passed away. Gracie was my constant companion. Wherever I was, she was. She was loving, loyal, stubborn, willful, and I loved her for all these qualities. I Googled to tried to find a Weimaraner infographic for today […]