Category: Russian Campaign of 1812

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…

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

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…

Minard Map Created with Lyra

Read more The Lyra Visualization Design Environment (VDE)

What Minard’s Map Helps Show Us: Why Napoleon’s 1812 Russian Campaign Failed

This is the last blog from my multi-part series on Charles Minard’s Flow Map of Napoleon’s Russian Campaign of 1812. It discusses the reasons why it failed, which relate mainly to logistics. I hope you enjoyed this series and will soon discuss other famous data visualizations in World history. I would like to credit Martin…

Read more What Minard’s Map Helps Show Us: Why Napoleon’s 1812 Russian Campaign Failed

DataViz History: Charles Minard’s Flow Map – The End of Napoleon’s Russian Campaign

Since Minard’s map is in French, I have provided an English language version for us to use as we discuss the flow of Napoleon’s retreat in detail. [9] The End of Napoleon’s Russian Campaign [10] After a fierce action, the rearguard of Napoleon’s Grande Armée crossed the River Berezina on 29 November. It seemed to the…

The End of Napoleons Russian Campaign

Read more DataViz History: Charles Minard’s Flow Map – The End of Napoleon’s Russian Campaign

DataViz History: Charles Minard’s Flow Map of Napoleon’s Russian Campaign of 1812 – Crossing of the Berezina

Retreat! Since Minard’s map is in French, I have provided an English language version for us to use as we discuss the flow of Napoleon’s retreat in detail. [11] Napoleon’s Crossing of the Berezina [12] Napoleon fought off the pursuing Russians under Prince Mikhail Kutuzov at Krasny on 17 November 1812. However, he was forced to continue…

Battle_of_Berezina_map

Read more DataViz History: Charles Minard’s Flow Map of Napoleon’s Russian Campaign of 1812 – Crossing of the Berezina

DataViz History: Charles Minard’s Flow Map of Napoleon’s Russian Campaign of 1812 – The Battle of Krasny (Krasnoi), November 1812

Retreat! Since Minard’s map is in French, I have provided an English language version for us to use as we discuss the flow of Napoleon’s retreat in detail. [11] The Battle of Krasny (Krasnoi), November 1812 [12] The previous post in this series described Napoleon’s retreat from Moscow to Smolensk, which he reached on 9 November…

The Battle of Krasny

Read more DataViz History: Charles Minard’s Flow Map of Napoleon’s Russian Campaign of 1812 – The Battle of Krasny (Krasnoi), November 1812

DataViz History: Charles Minard’s Flow Map of Napoleon’s Russian Campaign of 1812 – Retreat from Moscow to Smolensk

Retreat! Since Minard’s map is in French, I have provided an English language version for us to use as we discuss the flow of Napoleon’s retreat in detail. [12] Napoleon’s Retreat from Moscow to Smolensk [13] The previous post in this series described how Napoleon decided to retreat from Moscow on 18 October 1812. His intention was to…

Retreat to Smolensk

Read more DataViz History: Charles Minard’s Flow Map of Napoleon’s Russian Campaign of 1812 – Retreat from Moscow to Smolensk

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 500 other followers