Source: JUSTIN WOLFERS, DAVID LEONHARDT and KEVIN QUEALY, 1.5 Million Missing Black Men, New York Times, The Upshot, April 20, 2015, http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015/04/20/upshot/missing-black-men.html?abt=0002&abg=1&_r=3. In New York, almost 120,000 black men between the ages of 25 and 54 are missing from everyday life. In Chicago, 45,000 are, and more than 30,000 are missing in Philadelphia. Across the […]

The unique map of California, produced by the Southern Pacific Company in 1890. Click for more details The Lionel Pincus & Princess Firyal Map Division, New York Public Library (NYPL) has announced the release of more than 20,000 cartographic works as high-resolution downloads. The New York Public Library believes these maps have no known U.S. […]

Readers: I will be working in New York City this week. I came across these beautiful photos of 1910 New York City. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. I will be posting New York City-related data visualization stories all of this week. I hope you check back each day to see […]

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 […]

As of Dec. 29, 2013, the number of homicides recorded for New York City for 2013 stood at 332. It’s a drop of 20% below the homicide rate of 2012 (419 murders) and the first time in over half a century that the city saw less than one murder a day on average. The historical data […]

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 […]

Ben Jones is a Tableau Public Product Marketing Manager with Tableau Software. Ben recently spoke at Data Visualization New York. I wanted to share some of Ben’s thoughts. You can also find the full article on his blog. Ben’s presentation focused on how to use Tableau as a data discovery tool. Lucky for Ben, the […]