Consumer Spending on Costumes
This map, made by Esri, shows consumer spending on costumes by U.S. zip code: View larger PDF version
Walk-Off Home Run History
Turns out game-ending home runs — like last night’s centerfield shot by St. Louis Cardinals infielder David Freese — are more common than I imagined. There have been nearly 3,000 in the last five decades, including more than 70 this season. That’s twice the figure from 1960: View interactive version | Source: baseball-reference.com
Tsunami Debris Coming?
I noticed this animated map — apparently first published in the spring — while watching CNN today. It shows how debris from the Japan tsunami is expected to migrate across the Pacific Ocean to U.S. shores over the next few years: Year two: In four years, it could hit Hawaii: Can’t wait to learn how they built this. Check it out.
Another View of La Liga Stats
Here’s another look at discipline in the Spanish La Liga soccer league, this time focusing on team-by-team totals. This bubble chart represents yellow card totals by club: With Many Eyes, you can toggle the view to show red card stats by team (bubbles are sized based on the proportion of all red cards, so don’t compare the two charts together):
Spanish Soccer Discipline
Discipline varies widely in the Spanish first-division soccer league, or La Liga. These stats from last season group yellow cards violations by team and player. Real Zaragoza received 63 yellow cards. Sevilla FC, conversely, received just seven. The two marque teams in the league — Real Madrid and Barcelona — received 31 and 9, respectively. Click the image to explore the interactive treemap on...
What Herman Cain and Jimmy Carter Have in Common
Apparently there’s a strong correlation between people who search for GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain and those querying for the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library. Here, for example, is a map of Herman Cain web searches back to 2003, according to Google Correlate: Here’s a map of searches for “Jimmy Carter President Library”: Here’s the data on a...
Charting Troops in Iraq
President Obama on Friday announced that U.S. troops would be leaving Iraq by year’s end. The New York Times’ take: The president’s statement, coming a day after a NATO air campaign hastened the death of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi in Libya, was laden with symbolism, marking the ebb tide of a decade of American military engagement that began after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. It also...
How, Exactly, Can You Spell 'Muammar Gaddafi'?
U.S. Broadband Internet Speed
How the U.S. compares with other countries in average broadband download speed, via the Google Public Data explorer:
Fishnette: The future of political reporting...... →
fishnette: Loving the roll-outs of presidential campaign finance interactive data sites with great visualizations by the Washington Post and the New York Times this week. A former CU student, Jason Bartz, helped create the Post graphic, while Derek Willis is on the New York Times team. Derek has a
Mapping Where GOP Candidates Raise Their Campaign...
Federal Election Commission records show Republican presidential candidates have raised about $90 million through the third quarter of this year — but where is the money coming from? These maps visualize the geographic source of candidates’ campaign cash by plotting symbols that represent the number of donors in each zip code. With all eight major candidates, the map naturally shows...
Charting Obama's Path
While in Europe I missed this excellent interactive graphic by Alicia Parlapiano and Amanda Cox of The New York Times. It plots 2008 presidential election results by state with adult residents’ higher education rates: Some Democrats believe Ohio may no longer be crucial to a 2012 election victory. Instead, states like Colorado and Virginia, with more highly educated voters, may be the...
Gallup: Cain Up. Perry Down.
I’m a bit shocked by this latest polling detail from Gallup about the GOP presidential field: The upward trend continues in Republicans’ ratings of presidential candidate Herman Cain, as does the downward trend in their ratings of Rick Perry. Cain’s Positive Intensity Score has increased to 34 among Republicans familiar with him, while Perry’s has dropped to 7 in...
Mapping Political Power in The Netherlands
I spent the last few days in The Hague, the seat of Dutch government. One of the highlights was a visit to the country’s lower house in Parliament, called the Tweede Kamer Der Staten General. The 150-member body is a coalition of 10 political parties, with the conservative-liberal People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy, known as the VVD, barely holding the most seats. Labor is just...
Viz on Vacation
Taking some time away from the blog to visit Europe. The highlights: UPDATED: Here are some Google Earth waypoints, via Google Latitude (which I unfortunately forgot to turn on until we arrived at our first stop in France). Day one: In Beauvior, France, to visit Mont Saint Michel: Day two: Our drive to Bruges, Belgium: Day three: Train ride from Bruges to Den Haag, The Netherlands,...