I’ve been in Raleigh the last few days for the Computer-Assisted Reporting Conference held by Investigative Reporters and Editors (one reason why the ‘viz’ hasn’t exactly been ‘daily’ of late). On Thursday, I gave this presentation with Sanjay Bhatt, a reporter at The Seattle Times: See related post. More viz soon…
U.S. Naturalizations by Country
The Department of Homeland Security now posts records detailing how many people become U.S. citizens each year, and from which countries. Visualizing this data on a world map is easy, thanks to Google Fusion Tables. This map shades countries in darker greens based on the number of people who became citizens (excluding Mexico, which accounted for about one in five naturalizations in 2008, the...
Which countries censor the Internet, according to a report by the OpenNet Initiative: See full-size version Hat tip: Travis Swicegood
The State of Facebook
The percentage of Facebook users by state as of Dec. 2009 (darker shades represent higher rates of usage): Sources: Google Fusion Tables, U.S. Census Bureau | Data
Minorities Drove Strong Texas Growth, Census... →
2010 Census Data for Texas Released →
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TV's Top Earners
I’m a big fan of tree maps, especially when they don’t require browser plug-ins. This chart on nytimes.com visualizes President Obama’s budget plan by breaking it into categories. It appears the developers relied on CSS, rather than Adobe Flash, to build the graphic this time. So it works on iOS devices. Very nice: Interactive version | Related story
International Trade Trends
From The Wall Street Journal: The Commerce Department reported today that U.S. trade rebounded strongly in 2010. The following charts detail who we’re trading with, and what we’re trading. HT: @Reddy
Greenhouse Gas Emissions
I love Google’s public data explorer, which has lots of records from around the world and powerful visualization and mapping tools. Here’s a map of greenhouse gas emissions: Here’s a map of greenhouse gas emissions per capita: Double-click to zoom in and see the differences. Notice that Wyoming fights above its weight in terms of the amount of emissions vs. its population....
Census Bureau Releasing Texas Data Next Week →
Visualizing Facebook Friends
Every wonder how your friends on Facebook are connected? Now you can see using Friend Wheel, a free Flash app that creates an interactive radial convergence graphic with your data. Here’s mine: See large version
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Taiwan's Economic Growth
Elise and I returned yesterday from a 10-day trip to Taiwan, a country whose political status remains in dispute. After a decade of rule by a political party that supported independence from China, the current government under president Ma Ying-jeou believes in greater cooperation between the two countries. Part of the reason that message resonated with voters is because Taiwan is no longer the...