A few years ago, Peter Gorman (photo: above) took a one-year, solo bicycle trip around the U.S. and Canada. he rode over 11,000 miles in one big loop. After the trip, Peter designed some graphic maps inspired by the places he visited and opened an online shop called Barely Maps. Since then, his designs have been […]

Source: David W. Cearley, Brian Burke, Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2019, October 15, 2018, Gartner Research, ID: G00374252. Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2019 Note: I only provide a brief summary of each trend. I recommend you read the research by David Cearley and Brian Burke for a more detailed explanation of the trends. […]

Source: Rachael Dottle, Ella Koeze, and Julia Wolfe, The 2018 Midterms, In 4 Charts, November 13, 2018, https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-2018-midterms-in-4-charts/.   Readers: Some interested 2018 Midterm Elections charts from FiveThirtyEight. Enjoy! Michael        

Readers: Last week, The New York Times published an interactive map for the 2018 Midterm Elections. The map and story were titled House Election Results: Democrats Take Control.  You were given two ways to view the results: one as a map and the second as a cartogram (see screenshots below). I really enjoyed the cartogram, […]

What is Climate Signals? Climate Signals is a science information project of Climate Nexus, a non-profit organization under the fiscal sponsorship of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, a 501(c)3 organization. Originally launched in 2010 as an independent project, Climate Signals underwent graphic redesign and content expansion in 2016 as a project of Climate Nexus. Climate Signals is directed […]

Fi Gordon Bio Fi Gordon is young at heart and totally passionate about data, She is a kiwi living in the best city in the world…. Sydney!  Fi loves to dive and explore the vast underwater playground, blowing bubbles is where she finds her Zen. Fi has been working with data for 15 years and has […]

Readers: Some of you may be wondering why I am devoting my blog posts lately to the midterm election that just occurred. My reasoning for this is that I think some of the most creative data visualizations are created right before and after a major election cycle. Today, I am showcasing some charts that were […]

Readers: Well, for better or worse, the 2018 midterm elections are over. A lot of discussion surrounding the blue wave entering the election and the Democrats will have reason to be optimistic. They increased their support in large areas of the Midwest and the Rust Belt, regions where President Donald Trump dominated in 2016, most notably […]

Source: Mullen, Arthur and Andrew Koper, Historic Detroit Neighborhoods, Cityscape Detroit, August 8, 2003, https://web.archive.org/web/20071010073930/http://www.cityscapedetroit.org:80/Detroit_neighborhoods.html# HISTORIC DETROIT NEIGHBORHOODS Detroit is composed of many neighborhoods, each with a unique history and features. Not many people are aware of them all or where they are located. Cityscape Detroit has created this map. Arthur Mullen researched this information. Andrew […]

Source: Janise, Hope, INTERACTIVE INFOGRAPHIC: Traditions and significance of Diwali, University of Houston- Clear Lake, November 6, 2018, https://uhclthesignal.com/wordpress/2018/11/05/interactive-infographic-traditions-and-significance-of-diwali/.