Readers: Please tune into #TFFEMEA on Fri 9th March at 16:25pm GMT where I (@michaelangeles) will be presenting my talk on “How a data visualization influenced the course of U.S. history”. Don’t miss out….secure your spot today: http://bit.ly/tffemeareg  #Tableau Best Wishes, Michael

Readers: I came across this map the other day and thought I would share it with you. It is a map of the United States redrawn as 50 States with equal population. It was created by Neil Freeman and posted on his web site, Fake is the New Real. Neil Freeman is an artist and urban […]

Readers: This is something I have been meaning to post for a while. I think all of you Minard Map lovers, Data Visualization historians, KANTAR fans, and history buffs will find this really exciting. As many of you are aware, in 1869, retired French civil engineer Charles Joseph Minard documented and then summarized eyewitness accounts, […]

Donald Trump has become well-known for attacking people, news agencies, and even his own cabinet, using Twitter. AXIOS, a new media company, has visualized these attacks using a sankey diagram. Here is a blurb how AXIOS describe themselves. AXIOS is a new media company delivering vital, trustworthy news and analysis in the most efficient, illuminating […]

Update August 21, 2017 10:53 am Arizona Time We all went onto the roof of our building with a pair of NASA safety glasses. My co-worker, David Melville, took the following photo at 10:50 am Arizona Time. Thanks, David! Eclipse on August 21, 2017 10:50 am Arizona Time in Glendale, Arizona Readers: On August 21, […]

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 […]

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 […]