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 […]

Readers: So, when I left Detroit Monday evening, they had just reached their fourth snowiest winter of all recorded time. The Detroit Free Press newspaper had even included this infographic to show you snowfall in Detroit and its surrounding areas plus the all-time snowiest winter vertical bar chart. However, by midnight, an additional 3.5 inches of […]

Time Magazine just announced that their Person of the Year is Pope Francis, The People’s Pope. Time Magazine’s Managing Editor, Nancy Gibbs, discussed why Pope Francis was their choice for Person of the Year. Once there was a boy so meek and modest, he was awarded a Most Humble badge. The next day, it was […]

Mapping time has long been an interest of cartographers. Visualizing historical events in a timeline or chart or diagram is an effective way to show the rise and fall of empires and states, religious history, and important human and natural occurrences. To see more interesting maps ranging in date from 1770 to 1967, visit over […]

Waking up is hard. Most of us would love to sleep in. Getting that extra hour or so of sleep can make all the difference to some of our temperament for the day. But there are other things, possibly important things that could be accomplished while you are getting that extra sleep.. The benefits of waking up […]

New York’s Carbon Emissions—in Real Time, by Adam Nieman, Creative Director, Carbon Visuals and Chris Rabet, freelance director and digital visual effects artist This is a still from an infographic video that conceptualizes the 54 million metric tons of carbon dioxide that engulfed New York City in 2010. Designing the blue spheres—which each represent about a ton […]

Over the past three days, I have been discussing a Special College Report article that is in the current issue of Time Magazine (October 7, 2013). It is titled Class of 2025 How They’ll Learn and What They’ll Pay. The first three parts are as follows: Part 1, Teaching Methods that involved critical thinking I experienced […]