As we get ready to ring in the New Year 2022, it’s a great time to take a look back at 2021! Over the last 365 days, various experts in data graphics and visual storytelling have done their best to help us better understand what was going on around us with the help of static and interactive charts, maps, and infographics. Now we want to let you recall the most important matters that shaped the passing year from the lens of data visualization.
Here, in the final DataViz Weekly issue of 2021, we bring you a roundup of the year-in-review-in-graphics recaps on Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and POLITICO.
Check it out, see the awesome visuals, and enjoy the start of a very happy, healthy, and prosperous new year that we wish you all to have in 2022! 😎🎉
When data is all around, it’s no wonder to see charts here or there as they greatly help make sense of it. With thousands of happy customers worldwide, both for our JS charting library and Qlik charting extensions, we have seen countless applications for data visualization across all fields and industries. Some use cases, however, might be less expected than others. What about a website dedicated to literature?
Maigret.de — a remarkable resource about Georges Simenon, a famous Belgian writer best known for creating police detective Jules Maigret — has recently started to publish interactive data graphics revealing interesting patterns and facts in his immense work. All the charts on the website are built with AnyChart.
We have chatted with Maigret.de’s creator Oliver Hahn about his project, data visualizations, and experience using our solutions. Read the quick interview and go check out the website. (Stack: HTML/MySQL.)
With so many options, we have finally selected the four most compelling of all new data visualization projects seen over the last few days and can’t wait to tell you about them. Welcome to DataViz Weekly on the second last Friday of the year! But before we get down to business: Merry Christmas to all who celebrate!
- Arab soccer national teams and players — Al Jazeera
- America’s noisiest and brightest cities — Esri
- Social distancing in honey bee hives — The Economist
- Global food system in detail — Our World in Data
Committed to bringing you the most robust charting solutions, we also continue to curate weekly roundups highlighting projects that greatly implement data visualization best practices, for your inspiration. A new one is here! Look what we’ve got for you to check out this time on DataViz Weekly:
- Tornadoes since the late 19th century — Tornado Archive
- Emoji use frequency in 2021 — Unicode
- Links between climate change and violent conflicts — Crisis Group
- Curry’s rise to the NBA’s three-point king — The Washington Post
Data visualization is a must-have skill today with ever-growing data and the need to analyze as well as present that data. You will definitely come across data charts whether you are in the technology industry or not and therefore, it is a good idea to learn how to build visualizations.
I will show you here that building charts is not very tough and with the right tools, you can start creating interactive, interesting visualizations in little time and effort!
The surface plot looks quite complex, but I will show you how straightforward it is to make a compelling and fully functional one.
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Excellent New Visualizations on Vaccination Rates, Air Temperatures, Unemployment Benefits, Political Leanings — DataViz WeeklyDecember 10th, 2021 by AnyChart Team
If you love good data visualizations as much as we do, come join us in reviewing some of the most interesting ones we’ve recently come across, in the new issue of DataViz Weekly!
- Global inequality in COVID-19 vaccine supply and demand — The New York Times
- U.S. heat data maps — Erin Davis
- Racial disparity in pandemic unemployment benefits in Georgia — Bloomberg
- Political progressiveness across San Francisco’s neighborhoods — The San Francisco Chronicle
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For this DataViz Weekly, we have curated a collection of wonderful new visual storytelling examples from around the web. Take a look through and check them out!
- Rapid urban growth in Africa — The Washington Post
- Maritime activities in the North Sea — TU Delft
- All provisions of the Build Back Better Act — The Upshot
- Climate pledges after COP26 — The Guardian