Among our highlights of the week, two works from The New York Times‘ graphics desk, both tackling major issues that have been all over the news for the past 12 months: the Ebola outbreak and the escalating violence in Syria and Iraq.
The Times continues to be a dominant force among all newsrooms – just look at the latest SND’s Best of Digital Design, but we should all be paying attention to the increasing quality of The Guardian’s interactive maps and visualizations – much of which has probably a lot to do with the influence of Aron Pilhofer, hired last year has the newspaper’s executive editor of digital.
We’ll probably see a lot of quality works from these two publications being rewarded in a couple of weeks, at Malofiej 23 – and if you’re planning to attend this event, let us know, and perhaps we’ll meet there.
ISIS Attacks Against Assyrian Christians | The New York Times
Ending the Ebola Outbreak | The New York Times
Power in Africa: democracy mapped | The Guardian
With crucial elections across the continent, 2015 is a critical year for democracy in Africa. Hover over each country on the several interactive maps by The Guardian to find out about presidential term limits, voter turnouts and the longest serving leaders.
And now, all the remaining interactive maps that came to our attention:
Geobeers at Mobile World Congress | CartoDB Blog
Gangs of New York | Keir Clarke
#Netanyahu Speech on Twitter | Simon Rogers
Speed cameras in NYC | WNYC
Earthquakes in the Groningen Gas Field | Kor Dwarshuis
The D.C. region’s 2014 housing market, by the numbers | The Washington Post
B.C.’s biggest industrial polluters | The Vancouver Sun
302 black lives lost to police violence in 2014 | Mapping Police Violence
#BRITS 2015 on Twitter | Simon Rogers
WWF Tiger Challenge | WWF
Cross Country Paragliding in the UK | Neil Charles
Spotimap – A map of songs about cities | Javier Arce
That’s it for today’s Digital Cartography, but feel free to browse through hundreds of interactive maps on Pinterest. And we’ll be back next week!