Last Wednesday, The Washington Post ran an article about The History of U.S. Border Wall Apprehensions. There were several interesting data visualizations in the article, but the one that really caught my eye was their heatmap (or density map) showing apprehensions at the U.S.-Mexico border, which is along the southern portion of the United States […]

Readers: Like many people, I have been fascinated with the disappearance and recover efforts of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 since its disappearance on March 8, 2014. My previous four blog posts related to this can be found below. https://datavizblog.com/2014/10/04/dataviz-as-maps-with-huge-search-area-mapped-mh370-hunt-resuming/ https://datavizblog.com/2014/04/24/infographic-bluefin-21-being-used-to-find-malaysia-flight-mh370/ https://datavizblog.com/2014/04/09/wsj-dataviz-malaysia-airlines-flight-mh370-the-depth-of-the-problem/ https://datavizblog.com/2014/03/13/infographics-related-to-malaysia-airlines-flight-mh370/ Yesterday, The Washington Post published an article noting that the four-year hunt for Flight […]

GREENBELT, Md. — Some 110 million years ago, in the swamp that would become the Washington suburbs, a hulking, armored nodosaur trudged along a riverbank, leaving a telltale print in the mud. Its offspring scrambled after it, slipping in the parent’s print. Other dinosaurs crowded the setting: A long-necked sauropod squelched through the muck, while several theropods — smaller cousins […]

Readers: I am continuing my week-long review of the shortlist entries for the Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards 2017. This entry was very powerful, engaging and chronicles the plight of Syrian refugees looking for new places to live in Europe, only to be “fenced out.” Below is more detail on this entry. Best regards, Michael […]

Readers: Like most of you, I have been following the “500-year flood” (some news sources have now upgraded it to the 1,000-year flood) caused by Hurricane Harvey, which made landfall on Aug. 25 on Rockport, TX. Rainfall reached more than 50 inches in some parts of Houston, which would be equal to the amount of precipitation […]

Gerrymandering has been part of the political landscape for over 200 years. Yet, many people do not fully understand what it is and it is often difficult to explain. The chart above was adapted by The Washington Post from a similar one that was posted to Reddit back in 2015. This chart provides a simple, more […]

Readers: Over the next week or so, I will be posting work from various winners in the KANTAR Information is Beautiful Awards 2016. This first one was an Honorable Mention in the Data Journalism category. If you click on the image below, you will be redirected to the actual article on The Washington Post site. Best […]