Category : DataViz

Crime Data Maps
Posted by on March 1, 2014
Posted in: data visualization, DataViz, mapping, software, tips and tricks

Several months ago, we wrote about Google’s Maps Engine Lite, a fun and easy way to make interactive maps. Since then, we’ve upgraded to Maps Engine Pro, which offers a few more features, such as the ability to measure distances, add more layers, and to import more data. So we decided to test it out […]

Train Injury Case
Posted by on February 5, 2014
Posted in: animation, data visualization, DataViz, graphic design, legal, mapping, projects

We just got word of a settlement in a train injury case that kept us busy for a good portion of last Fall. We learned a lot about train operations in the process, making this an interesting job from start to finish. After weeks of trying to understand the finer points of how draft gear […]

Happy New Year!
Posted by on January 1, 2014
Posted in: creative community, data visualization, DataViz, graphic design, inspiration

It’s 2014! The adolescence of the Millennium is fully underway… In honor of the New Year, we made a calendar for your amusement and edification. The days are arrayed in my favorite continuous vertical grid format, with each cell color-coded according to the average daily high temperature for Portland, Oregon. Typical weekly rainfall is plotted […]

Data Driven Demo
Posted by on February 22, 2013
Posted in: data visualization, DataViz, mapping

It was almost a year ago that we first mentioned the javascript library d3 (full name: Data Driven Documents.) So we figured it’s about time we post a working example… Here is a demo we cooked up based on public records of county health inspections of Portland restaurants from three months in 2012 (data from […]

Timelines
Posted by on November 15, 2012
Posted in: DataViz, graphic design, projects

A timeline is a humble but powerful way of organizing information and representing data. Timelines can range from straightforward sequences of events to animated chronological narratives to rich interactive diagrams that express large quantities of data. Because everyone understands the consecutive nature of time, timelines are very accessible infographics. They have an illustrious history, dating […]