• 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: 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

  • Infographic: Battle of Waterloo

    *                      Title: Waterloo *                      Language: Russian Authors *                      Anton Mizinov (Design) *                      Denis Zaporozhan (Design) *                      Lera Bazankova (Design) *                      Masha Potashova (Editor) *                      Ivan Zemlyachenko (Development) Publishers  Battle of Waterloo — a final battle June 18, 1815 between Napoleon’s army and the Anglo-Dutch (under the command of… Continue Reading

  • Mapping Time: A Detailed Look at Minard’s Flow Map

    Charles Minard’s Map of Napoleon’s Russian Campaign of 1812 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… Continue Reading

  • The Lyra Visualization Design Environment (VDE)

    Source: Arvind Satyanarayan, Kanit “Ham” Wongsuphasawat, and Jeffrey Heer, The Lyra Visualization Design Environment (VDE), UW Interactive Data Lab Projects, http://idl.cs.washington.edu/projects/lyra/. What is Lyra? Lyra is an interactive environment that enables custom visualization design without writing any code. Graphical “marks” can be bound to data fields using property drop zones; dynamically positioned using connectors; and directly moved, rotated, and… Continue Reading