• 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

  • The History of the 1953 Disneyland Presentation Map

    The world’s first, and most famous, Disneyland Map is coming up for auction soon. Van Eaton Galleries will be auctioning off this map as well as nearly 1,000 Disneyland artifacts from 1953 to the present day. Some of these artifacts include original props, wardrobe, ride vehicles, and souvenirs. Of special interest in this auction is Walt Disney’s… 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

  • 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

  • NYT DataViz: The Two Americas of 2016

    Readers: This was an interesting, creative story and data visualization that appeared in last Wednesday’s New York Times. It was written and created by Tim Wallace of The New York Times. Mr. Wallace is a designer, mapmaker, obsessor of old things, gummi bear enthusiast. He is currently the Graphics Editor at The New York Times with a PhD… Continue Reading