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Online data visualization showcase from news outlets, agencies and other organizations

December 5, 2014

Welcome to the first Interactive Inspiration of this new era, here on Visualoop (if you don’t know what we’re talking about, please read this post). For those of you who are just joining us for the first time, this is the weekly column where feature the latest data visualizations that our readers bring to our attention.

Here you’ll also find projects published by some of the top news outlets, such as the Guardian, The New York Times or the Washington Post, alongside other projects from smaller newsrooms that are more and more taking advantage of all the possibilities of storytelling and reporting with interactive visualizations.

Let’s take a look first at out highlights of the week:

Palestine Remix | Al Jazeera

A great journalistic effort by the Al Jazeera team, with this special about the everlasting conflicts affecting Palestine. A great addition to the videos, maps and graphics is the Remix tool: it allows you to select your favorite scenes and weave them together into something new. The possibilities are endless. Create your own short film and within minutes you can share your story with others. Al Jazeera will select its favorite remixes and feature them on Facebook.

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Palestine Remix
(image: Al Jazeera)

Carbon emissions: past, present and future | The Guardian

As the UN climate talks open in Lima to agree on a draft text for a treaty in Paris next year, a joint collaboration between The Guardian, Kiln.it and the World Resources Institute to offer us a timeline of world’s top 20 emitters of carbon dioxide since the dawn of industrialization.

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Carbon emissions
(image: The Guardian)

Africa Health Stats | African Union Commission’s Department of Social Affairs

African Health Stats is the online data platform of the African Union Commission’s Department of Social Affairs. The purpose of the database is to provide reliable data on the progress made by members towards their Maputo Plan of Action (MPoA), Abuja Call and other commitments in line with the mandates of the Social Affairs department.

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Africa Health Stats
(image: African Union Commission’s Department of Social Affairs)

Leo Messi 253 | Ara.cat

We’ve mentioned already this week the most recent career achievements of Argentinian soccer player and Barcelona FC’s superstar, Lionel Messi. This interactive visualization by the daily Catalán newspaper Ara breaks down the player’s goals with a multitude of filters and a comparison with other Spanish soccer legends.

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Leo Messi 253
(image: ARA.cat)

 

Breaking news topics such as the Ebola epidemic and the protest in the United States are also in today’s round up – and, of course, ’tis is the season of Holidays Vizzes’, so you’ll get several of those as well, in the remaining picks of this week:

How world’s worst Ebola outbreak began with one boy’s death | BBC

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic How world’s worst Ebola outbreak began with one boy’s death
(image: BBC)

Too much of a good thing | The Washington Post

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Too much of a good thing
(image: The Washington Post)

The fatalities of 63/881 | FFunction

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic The fatalities of 63/881
(image: FFunction)

Finding Marlowe | Los Angeles Times

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Finding Marlowe
(image: Los Angeles Times)

#GivingTuesday on Twitter | Twitter

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic #GivingTuesday on Twitter
(image: Twitter)

The confrontation: Different stories | The Washington Post

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic The confrontation: Different stories
(image: The Washington Post)

Tools and Libraries for Building Web-based Data Visualisations | Peter Cook

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Tools and Libraries for Building Web-based Data Visualisations
(image: Peter Cook)

Goya in Madrid | El País

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Goya in Madrid
(image: El País)

Arctic Sea Ice Extent | NSID

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Arctic Sea Ice Extent
(image: NSID)

Green Honey | Muyueh

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Green Honey
(image: Muyueh)

The Guardian Happy for Life app | The Guardian

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic The Guardian Happy for Life app
(image: The Guardian)

Explore Christmas Tree Varieties | Brittany Fong

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Explore Christmas Tree Varieties
(image: Brittany Fong)

(Via Tableau Viz of the Day)

Visualizing the Ebola Scare Using Google Trends & Tableau | Ben Jones

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Visualizing the Ebola Scare Using Google Trends & Tableau
(image: Ben Jones)

The Guardian Australia advent calendar | The Guardian Australia

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic The Guardian Australia advent calendar
(image: The Guardian Australia)

25 days of Viz-mas | Jewel Loree

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic 25 days of Viz-mas
25 days of Viz-mas | Jewel Loree

 

Time to close this selection, but we’ll be back next week with more Interactive Inspiration. Until then, have a look at all the examples of interactive visualizations and maps that we’ve been collecting on Pinterest.

Written by Tiago Veloso

Tiago Veloso is the founder and editor of Visualoop and Visualoop Brasil . He is Portuguese, currently based in Bonito, Brazil.

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