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'Tis the season of visualizations

From tracking Santa to the searches on Google, and even an interactive Christmas tree. Merry Christmas

December 23, 2014

Yes, the title is certainly a “cliche” of this age of digital media, but even so, it’s perfectly suitable for this quick post. After all, it’s almost time for Christmas, and featured here are a few recent visualizations that have in common this season.

Of course that many of you are probably still running with the infamous last-minute holiday shopping, so let’s just move on to the visuals.

(Click through the images to explore the visualizations)

NORAD Santa Tracker | NORAD

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic NORAD Santa Tracker
(image: NORAD)

Google Santa Tracker | Google

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Google Santa Tracker
(image: Google)

The 2014 Christmas Data Visualisation | Brondbjerg

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic The 2014 Christmas Data Visualisation
(image: Brondbjerg)

Santas Around the World | Esri

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Santas Around the World
(image: Esri)

(Via Maps Mania)

Merry Vizmas | Tableau

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic We Wish You a Merry Viz-mas!
(image: Tableau Public)

Christmas: Love It or Hate It? | WNYC

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Christmas: Love It or Hate It?
(image: WNYC)

What We’re Searching For | The New York Times

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic What We’re Searching For
(image: The New York Times)

And to close, an almost 30 mt high twinkling Twitter Christmas tree towers over passengers at the newly opened Queen’s terminal at Heathrow. The largest interactive tree in London which comes to life as passengers tweet a festive greeting using the hashtag #T2Christmas, can be found at Terminal 2 – The Queen’s Terminal. Watch the promo video:

 

Hope you all have a great Christmas!

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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