Friday, October 13, 2017

CarbonBrief: Interactive Map of U.S. Electrical Power Sources


Interactive Map of U.S. Electrical Power Sources

             "The US electricity system is often described as the world’s largest machine. It is also incredibly diverse, reflecting the policy preferences, needs and available natural resources of each state."

                 Carbon Brief has plotted the nation’s power stations in an Interactive Map of U.S. Electrical Power Sources to show how and where the US generates electricity. The web site also includes an array of graphs and information on trends and policies. Fun to explore. 

 



Thursday, September 21, 2017

Map: Startup Firms Created Over 2 Million Jobs in 2015

Business Dynamics Statistics

The government is a great source of valuable geospatial open access data that can be used in mapping tools. This map uses Census Bureau’s Business Dynamics Statistics to visualize job creation from start up firms. 





https://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2017/business-dynamics.html?CID=CBSM

Friday, September 1, 2017

Data Visualization Tool to Analyze Top Grossing Film Trends


A Timeline of Each Year’s Top-200 Grossing 


The Pudding, working with Viacom, uses a  database of several million user-submitted keywords that describe a film’s plot,  including cultural themes like civil rights, religion, space etc. for the top grossing films over the last 50 years.  The interface also marks select  historical events related to these themes, such as the first AIDS case revealed by the CDC, lowering the drinking age or Nancy Reagan's "Just Say No" campaign. Select and theme and browse the films through the timeline.





Monday, August 28, 2017

BLS-Labor Statistics Data on Twitter includes Visualizations


 posts links to new and interesting data along with visualizations.



Includes maps!