This week I decided I wanted to experiment with Slope Charts. The slope chart is the line chart’s fraternal twin. Line charts display three or more points in time while slope charts display exactly two points in time. Defined by Edward Tufte in his 1983 book The Visual Display of Quantitative Information, this type of […]

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: Today I am going to show you a fantastic choropleth map created by Matthew Bloch, Matthew Ericson and Tom Giratikanon from The New York Times. Their graph maps poverty in America. Now, before we look at the map, let’s discuss what a choropleth map is. Best regards, Michael Choropleth Map A choropleth map (Greek […]

The population of millionaires worldwide surged by 9 percent last year, growing to 12 million, according to a report. [1] [2] The World Wealth Report, from Capgemini and RBC Wealth Management,  said rising stock markets and stronger real estate helped create 1  million new millionaires worldwide. Their wealth surged 10 percent to  $46 trillion—more than the […]