Interactive United States population density map.
3D-rendered map of London showing landmarks and accurate locations of tube lines.
Roads in a local area within 500m of a postcode containing one or more shops where food is reasonably priced and which sell more than 8 kinds of fresh fruit and vegetables.
Billionaire rankings interactive data explorer
Ranking's of the worlds richest people, animated and interactive. Sort by various categories or show data as a visual dot plot or on a world map with an interactive change over time feature.
'Biopsy' map of Brentford, constructed through interviews, data, conversations and emotions from 200 local people. It is intended to reflect the range of opinions and viewpoints across these people.
Location of high-tech companies and size of workforce.
Carbon atlas cartogram
Cartograms are distorted maps, where the geographic areas represent data values, but retain (at least some) similarity in shape to the original map. The Cartogram above shows each country of the world, with the circle size representing annual carbon emissions, the World graphic at the top-right used to establish colours used for continents, and the bar-chart and table at the bottom showing data values in ranked order.
Cartogram (distorted map) showing recorded crime counts
The two maps both show levels of recorded crime across Leicestershire at Lower Super Output Area LSOA level (with darker red representing higher levels of crime).
The map on the left shows the actual geography of the LSOA areas across the County. LSOA areas each contain roughly 1,500 residents - larger areas on this map therefore represent rural areas with lower-density population.
The cartogram, or distorted, map on the right shows the same data at LSOA level, but represents each of the LSOAs as a fixed size hexagon. This avoids the problem of over-emphasising the more rural LSOAs, seen on the left. However, it becomes more difficult for users to understand which areas are which - so a numbered key is used to identify particular areas.
CommuterView is a highly interactive tool which shows flows of commuters based on 2001 Census data (example below). By selecting an area (local authority) of interest within the UK, the major flows of commutes within the area can be seen by moving the mouse. Patterns of flows and major areas of employment are clearly revealed.
Graph used to present differences in surfaces. In the example heat colours are used.
Cultural Map of the World (Inglehart-Welzel)
This is an application of a factor analysis plot, used in this case to display the 'cultural proximity' of several countries. This proximity is calculated based on survey scores on areas such as politics, religion and social life. The data is 'reduced' to some dimensions (displayed in the axis of the chart) and then plot according to how much they load in each dimension. This type of graph is used specially in qualitative research.
An implementation in R of the Elections map produced by The New York Times in 2004.
This swingometer simulates voter’s change of preference among the main parties as well as the size of the change and its potential impact on the political landscape in each constituency.
Emissions map of Carbon Monoxide per square kilometre.
Emotion map of Stockport, generated from drawings by local people (placed in correct geographical location) and route traces of 'emotion mapping' exercises.
Funnel plot and map
Geowise InstantAtlas showing funnel plot alongside area map, bar chart and legends.
This is a Gastner/Newman cartogram of the 2007 Parliamentary Constituencies. Each constituency is roughly the same size, whilst retaining something of its original shape. The colour shows the Government Office Region.
Geographic cluster analysis
This chart is designed to aid the interpretation of the results of a cluster analysis, a statistical technique used to discover the underlying structure of a set of observations. The data set contains dummy variables.
Google map integration
Google map generated by MySociety's <a href="http://www.groupsnearyou.com/" target="_blank">http://www.groupsnearyou.com/</a> to show areas covered by various groups within a local vicinity.
Student population density in Bristol.
This infographic looks at changes in home ownership and renting over the century, in England and Wales. It also looks at important policies and economic events which impacted on ownership and renting over the period. There is a focus on changes in ownership and renting over the decade to 2011, where home ownership fell for the first time since 1918.
Interactive tool to visualize the progress of the 2010 elections.
Interactive map and time series (Flu trends)
This map presents an estimate of the intensity of the flu in 20 countries, compared with data for the last six years. The upper panel is a line graph showing the current and past trends of flu intensity by country. The lower panel is the choropleth map with the shading corresponding to the intensity of the flu. The innovative feature of this visualisation is the underlying method of estimation: the intensity of the flu has been approximated based on the number of internet based queries submitted during a certain period of time. Analyses of past data have shown that this method offers good predictions of real levels of the illness.
Interactive shaded map
This is an interactive visualisation that allows the ranked display of information for most countries in the world on three dimensions: health, living standard and education. The data displayed is available through the United Nations Development Programme and goes from 2003 to 2008.
Dan Vicker's Output Area Classification (OAC) layered on top of Google map using Maptube.
Map of environmental features of a local area, identifying environmental risks (including climate change) and assets (including water resources). Links visual information with policy based implications.
Map view of a Similarity graph
This map shows the relationship between 1000 tv shows as a function of their similarity. Each show is linked directly to the 10 most similar shows, which in turn have been grouped into clusters or 'countries'. This mapping techinque is being applied to the visualisation of consumer recommendations, not only for television, but also for music and books.
Mapping health indicators across local areas
The Asturias Health Observatory (AHO) is a project developed by the Public Health General Directorate in Asturias, Spain, in collaboration with the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. One of the AHO projects is "Asturias Action/ Asturias Actúa" (AA), a regional database which provides over 100 community health indicators. These indicators are mapped at local area level across the region, allowing for comparisons between areas on different health risks and outcomes.
Maps showing overlap between two indicators
The three maps show Local Authorities with (1) high levels of BNP membership, (2) large non-white populations, and (3) both high levels of BNP membership and large non-white populations.
The use of the blue, red and overlap purple colours make this a geographic "Venn diagram", allowing viewers to quickly identify areas with high levels on two separate datasets.
This map presents information about the murder rate in the United States during 1976. It shows the rates in six intervals, relying on several smaller maps to do that.
Perspective plots are used to represent surfaces in statistics and geographical representations.
Pictorial bubble map
Pictorial bubble map showing numbers of web-service users by country. The number of headsets shows the number of users, and the colour of the headsets distinguishes between active and inactive users.
This is a very rich infographic that combines several visualisation types: bubble chart, population pyramid, comparative line charts, a map, pie charts and it is additionally fully annotated. The picture itself is crossed by a line (without reference axis) that communicates the main message of the infographic: the rapid population growth experienced by the UK in recent decades. The supplementary charts display information about population proportions, population densities, age and gender structure, comparison between migration related and “natural” population change, fertility rates during the last 35 years and lastly population changes by government region during 2007-08. The display is very rich and is successful at grabbing’s the reader’s attention by offering an appealing combination of related data.
Rectangular choropleth cartogram of people with HIV
A world-view cartogram for World's Aids Day. The size of a region indicates the number of people infected with HIV - each square being 10,000 people infected. The colour of a region indicates the rate of infection, in relation to the global average.
Report a fault
Interactive map to report faults in services provided by a council.
All of the streets in the lower 48 United States: an image of 26 million individual road segments. The density represented corresponds to the density of the street network.
Sensory deprivation map
Sensory map created by depriving people of sight and sound, and having them walk through an area while notes are taken on what they experience.
Southwark atlas of health (annotated map)
This map is part of a series of visualisations aimed at giving an overall picture of public health in south east London. In this map, it is possible to see the prevalence of heart disease using the gradation of the colour in the area and the localization of hotspots. The atlas of health comprises several examples ranging from teenage pregnancy to socioeconomic classification of the habitants and it is a good example of the use of public information in a geodemographic context.
Thematic map including area and hinterland
The Vulnerable Localities index mapped across Stafford district. Red indicates a high score, green indicates a low score. Districts are ordered by those with the highest number of output areas with a VLI score above 200.
Time change map
Map of UK by parliamentary constituency showing percentage of population claiming JSA. Slider at bottom allows users to choose a time point.
University collaboration map
Framework Programme 6 R&D collaborations between European universities that cooperate in more than ten research projects.
Virtual world weather map
Second Life object developed by Daden Ltd, showing UK weather reports from data brought in externally via a Yahoo RSS feed.
Map of deprivation with zoom-ins for key areas.