Mapping U.S. Aid Overseas

By Matt Stiles | | Topics: Uncategorized

The U.S. has doled out more than $400 billion in economic and military assistance to other counties since 1946, according to this table on 

Top recipients: Israel ($34 billion), Iraq ($33 billion), Egypt ($30 billion), Afghanistan ($15 billion), India ($15 billion), Russia ($14 billion), Pakistan ($14 billion), Colombia ($9 billion), Vietnam ($8 billion), United Kingdom ($7 billion).

Here’s the data on a world map

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Comparing National Obesity

By Matt Stiles | | Topics: Uncategorized

I just noticed this cool tool by Alex Perez on that maps and charts American obesity by county. His interactive uses proportional symbols and colors to visualizes differences between, with larger bubble and darker reds representing increased obesity rates. Here’s Louisiana:


Selecting a county (or, in this case, a parish) highlights its corresponding distribution on scatter plots that compare the proportion of residents who smoke, or eat few vegetables, or don’t exercise. 

As you can see, Moorehouse Parish has a high obesity rate, in part because its residents aren’t lives that are as healthy as others: has posted other interactives like this in its developer showcase

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