Coming Soon: Your Anecdotal Census Data Visualization!

Friday, June 11, 2010 - 11:13 AM

A word cloud using responses from the Census 11th Question submissions (Valerie Lapinski)

We're excited to launch our new data visualization project! It'll take us a little while to gather the data and create our own infographic, but in the meantime here are some links to stuff that inspires us.

We're using the term data visualization loosely to describe anything that illustrates a set of information. That includes maps, graphs, word clouds, charts, and even pictures. We're collaborating with EJ Fox, who has created infographics for This American Life. There's an example below, and you can follow this link to see more of EJ's stuff!  


Below are a few more links to data visualization sites we love.

Data Viz Blog

Information is Beautiful

Flowing Data

Many Eyes


Stay tuned for details, and if you're a data viz type and want to help out, email!


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Comments [1]

Keith Miller from North Plainfield, NJ

I'm really surprised that you didn't include "taxes too high" in the reasons for the move. I know that this issue (whether people move because of increased taxes) has been discussed many times on your show, and this would be an ideal way to determine whether this is the case. The "can't afford what I used to" doesn't really get at this, as it seems to be more about a declining income than increasing costs. Otherwise, this sounds like a very intriguing effort.

Jun. 22 2010 02:11 PM

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