“Remembering Hans Rosling, The Visualization Pioneer Who Made Data Dance”

“Hans Rosling’s famous lectures combine enormous quantities of public data with a sport’s commentator’s style to reveal the story of the world’s past, present and future development.” — BBC

Professor Hans Rosling, the statistician and epidemiologist who brought dramatic flair to animated visualizations of dry public health data, has died in Finland of pancreatic cancer.

Read more at: www.washingtonpost.com

“Crafting Data-Driven Maps – Uber Design”

How Uber uses awesome tools like Mapbox, CARTO and QGIS to make its data-driven maps…

At Uber, we use maps for everything - visualizing millions of geo data points, monitoring road conditions, and advocating for policy change in cities around the world Over the last few years we have experienced immense growth. As a result, we have many teams across the organization producing map visualizations for a wide range of needs.

Read more at: medium.com

“The electoral college misrepresents every state, but not as much as you may think”

Hillary Clinton surpassed Donald Trump by more than 2 million votes, but lost the electoral college 306 to 232. In raw votes, it was the largest popular-vote lead in history for a candidate who lost the election. The nature of the results has again stirred up debate about the merits of using the electoral college system.

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Four Decades of State Unemployment Rates, in Small Multiples, Part 2

By Matt Stiles | | Topics: Economy & Finance

I posted recently about how the state-by-state unemployment rate has changed during my lifetime. The result was a small multiples grid that put the states in context with one another.

Today I’ve created a new version aimed at identifying more precisely how each state has differed from the national unemployment rate during the last four decades. The lines show the percentage point difference — above (worst) or below (better) — from the national rate.

This view allows us easily to identify the most anomalous states in both directions (West Virginia, for example, had quite an unemployment spike during the 1980s; South Dakota, on the other hand, has never been worse than the national rate).

There’s plenty more to explore in this quick remix:

“How to Know What Donald Trump Really Cares About: Look at Who He’s Insulting”

Nice work, Kevin.

Donald J. Trump’s tweets can be confounding for journalists and his political opponents. Many see them as a master class in diversion, shifting attention to minutiae – ” Hamilton” and flag-burning, to name two recent examples – and away from his conflicts of interest and proposed policies.

Read more at: www.nytimes.com