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My little blog has a newly redesigned home. Come check it out, and please help me spread the word:
Mapping The NFL: Where Do Its Players Come From? →
Charting Shuttle Missions →
Mapping Drought Conditions
USA Today reports that the country hasn’t been this “dry” in five years: Still reeling from devastating drought that led to at least $10 billion in agricultural losses across Texas and the South in 2011, the nation is enduring more unusually parched weather. The map uses the same data we at NPR used recently to map conditions in Texas, which endured the worst drought in...
Ranking TechRaking Tweets
Dozens of technologists and journalists today descended on Google’s beautiful Mountain View, Calif., campus for a discussion about technology and journalism. The conference, organized by the Center for Investigative Reporting, led to some prolific tweeting, as one might expect. I used a simple script to ingest the 1,500-plus tweets with the search API into a sqlite database. This chart,...
Googling the GOP
A look at the GOP race through Google searches: UPDATE: Ron Paul included at disobey’s request:
Tiger's Worst Masters
The Associated Press captures the performance well: Tiger Woods arrived at Augusta National as a favorite to win his fifth green jacket. Instead, he left with his worst score as a pro. This chart, made with data from the Augusta Chronicle, shows his four-round average scores at the Masters since he turned pro in 1997. This year was the highest (which, in golf, if a bad thing): It should...
Tiger's Tee Troubles
Tiger Woods struggled off the tee yesterday at the Masters, a key reason he’s tied for 29th in a tournament in which many picked him as the favorite. Tiger’s driving accuracy has also contributed to the general decline in his performance since its peak in 2000. He’s looked better this season, though, leading to his first PGA Tour win since 2009 two weeks ago. This chart shows...
'Sprawl On The Skids'
Nice before/after map and story from USA Today about how suburban growth has slowed: Five years ago, millions of Americans were streaming to new homes on the fringes of metropolitan areas. Then housing prices collapsed and the Great Recession slowed growth to levels not seen since the Great Depression in the 1930s. Growth remained slow last year, and largely confined to counties at the center...
How Americans Spending Habits Compare With Other...
From The Washington Post: The Bureau of Labor Statistics has a fascinating new report out that compares consumer budgets in the United States, Canada, Britain and Japan. As the graph below shows, there’s a huge amount of variation in what people in each country are spending their money on: