The Month in Data: February 2014

Time for a quick round-up of some of my favourite data-related findings of the past month, broken down into articles, announcements and projects / inspiration. 

Announcements and Events

Articles and Readings

Projects and Inspiration

Geologic Map of Ganymede
An absolutely stunning and very detailed analysis of Ganymede's landscape.  So much data!

When It Snows on Twitter
A delightfully subtle animation highlights all the tweets around the world that mention the word "snow". 

A Stark Gap in Breast Cancer Deaths
The NYTimes uses some clear, simple charts to show the difference in breast cancer mortality rates between black and white women.

Atlas of the Historical Geography of the US
A digital reproduction of 700+ maps that were produced over 80 years ago. A lovely archive to browse. 

Map of the Internet 1.0
A meticulously detailed attempt to draw the Internet to scale.  

 

Global Ocean Currents
Cameron Beccario adds near real-time mapping of the ocean's currents to his Earth wind map. Utterly mesmerising.

Where People Run
Nathan Yau of Flowing Data, created these fascinating maps using public data from Runkeeper. I'd love a personalised one!

Weather Radials
The 2013 Weather Radials poster tells the whole story of the four seasons on a global scale—it illustrates what it means to live in Rejkjavik, Los Angeles and Seoul.

Can You Live On Minimum Wage?
This simple interactive really drives home how hard it is to actually live on minimum wage. An eye-opening visualisation. 

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Live From Space
A fancy dashboard from National Geographic that pinpoints exactly where the ISS is overhead whilst also revealing what's trending in that location right now. 

Unfortunately I was unable to attend any of the big information design conferences that went on last month, so I haven't covered them here, but there are many, many fantastic posts rounding these up for your convenience. Here is just a small selection:

Until next time!