Out of Sight, Out of Mind by pitchinteractive

March 27, 2013

This interactive visualization by pitchinteractive details the drone strike deaths in Pakistan based on data from The Bureau of Investigative Journalism.

Out of Sight, Out of Mind


Songwriters by Decade

March 25, 2013

This Tableau visualization plots the age of songwriters vs the average rating of their songs.

I cannot see any obvious conclusions from the viz, but the data is interesting, and the display is pretty cool.

Built using tools from tableausoftware.com.

Songwriters by Decade


– via flowingdata.com


The U.S. Housing Crisis: Where are home loans underwater?

June 3, 2012

Zillow, the leader in house price and property data, released this great map of counties in the US with the percentage of house that are “underwater” (which have negative equity, or who’s owners owe more on their mortgage than the property is estimated to be worth).

The mortgage and financial data was supplied by TransUnion, house prices by Zillow, based on first quarter 2012 data.

It looks like the visualization was built using the Leaflet JavaScript library by CloudMade.

The interactive portions include typical zooming of the map, a nice zip/city/county search box, and a mouseover popup of details when moving the mouse over each county.

The U.S. Housing Crisis: Where are home loans underwater?

Zillow Underwater Homes Map


W3schools.com’s Historic Browser Visualization

December 23, 2009

This is a great visualization of user agent statistics for a site. I wish Firefox had a slightly larger share of the market, which would allow the data to look MORE like the firefox logo.

It looks like it was made with the Axiis open source data visualization tool.

Very cool.

W3schools.com’s Historic Browser Visualization


National Unemployment Rate interactive timeline

January 10, 2009

This is a nice interactive timeline showing the national unemployment rate over the last 14 months.

MSNBC Interactive Timeline: Economy in turmoil



DNS repair visualization

August 7, 2008

This is a visualization showing dns servers plotted on a world map as they are being patched to repair the Kaminsky DNS vulnerability.

The animated map was produced by Clarified Networks, using data provided by doxpara.com.

Key from doxpara:

  • Red — Unpatched
  • Yellow — Patched, but the NAT is screwing things up
  • Green — OK
Tip of the hat: doxpara