• Recap: Tableau Fringe Festival – Part 1 (Reverse Engineering)

    Readers: I had the good fortune to attend my first Tableau Fringe Festival yesterday. The Tableau Fringe Festival (TFF) is a virtual conference designed to collaborate, mentor and showcase the breadth of knowledge within the Tableau community around the world. Key Objectives Deliver great additional content by those community members who will not be Subject Matter Expert (SME) presenters… Continue Reading

  • DataViz as Maps: 10 Cool Maps About America

    Readers: For those of you who have visited my blog before, you know that I love antique or vintage maps. I recently perused the Persuasive Maps: PJ Mode Collection at Cornell University Library. Here are 10 really cool maps I found in the collection related to America. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. Best… Continue Reading

  • DataViz as History: Annotating Minard’s Napoleon Map

    Readers: I am preparing a presentation at work on Charles Joseph Minard’s map of Napoleon’s Russian Campaign of 1812. I have taken the largest version of the map I could find and added some annotations noting why Edward Tufte, in his seminal book, The Visual Display of Quantitative Information, calls Minard’s Napoleon map one of the “best statistical… Continue Reading

  • Dataviz as Maps: Europe on the Brink

    Readers: I recently discovered 1843 Magazine. 1843magazine.com is the website of 1843, the culture, lifestyle and ideas magazine from The Economist. It offers content from the print edition, as well as The Daily, which regularly publishes blog posts – quickfire observations, reviews and opinions. Access is entirely free via the Apple iOS devices and Android devices. 1843 is published six times… Continue Reading

  • Dataviz as Maps: Star Wars, In One Chart (with apologies to Charles Minard)

    One of the most famous maps incorporating time was created in 1861 by Charles Minard, a French Engineer.  The map and chart, entitled, “Carte figurative des pertes successives en hommes de l’Armée Française dans la campagne de Russie 1812-1813″, brilliantly illustrated the march to and from the Polish-Russian border to Moscow by Napoleon’s army and was profiled… Continue Reading

  • NYT Graphic: The Dakota Access Pipeline

    Readers: GREGOR AISCH and K.K. REBECCA LAI, of The New York Times, have created a great visual of a map that shows the conflicts along the 1,172 miles of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Key altercations have been noted as you scroll downward through the map. Also, blue circles indicate where the pipeline crosses rivers, a point… Continue Reading