Posts tagged USA
Posts tagged USA
Stay classy, Joe the Plumber.
All kinds of interactive data awesomeness in this one by a whole host of colleagues.
I’d quibble about the charting choices—this would have been more helpful to see as people-ratios than percentages, like 1 in 3 of X population for Y location. But I suspect that would be a lot more verbose as a graphic.
Are you a real American?
The real founders—early-17th-century Puritans and Dutch West India Company officials, mid-17th-century English aristocrats, late-17th-century West Indian slave lords and English Quakers, early-18th-century frontiersmen from Ulster and the lowlands of Scotland and so on—didn’t create an America, they created several Americas.
- Colin Woodard, “Running for President on a Divided Continent”
- Visualization of internet distribution;
- The pinpointed distribution of the unemployed;
- Domino’s Pizza’s raw ingredients’ delivery routes in the Northeast;
- U.S. electricity network routes;
- Traced paths of deceased bodies being transported to their hometowns;
- U.S. imports and exports of beef;
- All the people in America’s towns and cities.
Full episodes of the series can currently be viewed online for U.S. residents only.
Especially interesting in light of NPR’s report on a possible housing rebound in 2012 from Tuesday; depressing if you live in New York. Ouch.
In August 2006, real estate search site Trulia had 609,000 visitors. Five years later, there were 27 million. Trulia’s most recent visualization shows this growth (bottom bar graph) and where people are searching for homes (map). Press play and watch it go. It’s pretty much population density, but for me, the method is more interesting than the material in this case.
Americans have some of the shortest commuting times in the developed world, according to a report from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.