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Fungal Meningitis Outbreak in US, 2012

on Sun, 10/28/2012 - 22:27

On September 18, 2012, the Tennessee Department of Health was alerted by a clinician regarding a patient with culture-confirmed Aspergillus fumigatus meningitis diagnosed 46 days after epidural steroid injection at a Tennessee ambulatory surgical center. This date marked the begin of an outbreAk of Fungal Meningitis in US that spread suddenly to some states of the country.

A data visualizations to help describing the spread of this outbreak including cases, deaths and health facilities that received contaminated steroid injections is featured.

Tracking STDs, HIV and AIDS in Texas, 2006-2010

on Mon, 10/08/2012 - 04:35

Examining five years of historical data on sexually-transmitted diseases (STDs) and HIV / AIDS in Texas State and suggesting what the case count and incidence rates will look like in the near future. The data visualization was created by Steve Wexler from Data Revelations using data from Texas Department of Health Services.

Geography of Diabetes in US: A conditioned map

on Mon, 10/01/2012 - 01:29

The Geography of Diabetes data visualization allows to explore the magnitude and spatial distribution of Diabetes across US Counties. It was created by Annette Greiner using the core set of indicators from the Food Environment Atlas, US Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Under-five mortality dashboard

on Sat, 09/29/2012 - 03:11
Under-five mortality dashboard
Under-five mortality dashboard visualizes the United Nation Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality's estimates of child mortality, child leading causes of death and income per person (GDP/Capit, PPP$ infation-adjusted) in an innovative way that allows users to explore and track the situation and trend about under-five child mortality.

Visualizing how the stream of the XX's Album Coexist is being shared around the World

on Tue, 09/11/2012 - 05:18

Click on above screenshot or here for Interactive visualization and listen the XX's Album Coexist

This visualization shows how the stream of The xx's new album Coexist is being shared around the World from September 3 to September 11. 2012 to nowadays. It also allows us to listen and enjoy the stream of all songs included in the album.

Included songs in Coexist: 1) Angels, 2) Chained, 3) Fiction, 4) Try, 5) Reunion, 6) Sunset, 7) Missing, 8) Tides, 9) Unfold, 10) Swept Away, and 11) Our Song.

Coexist is the second studio album by English indie pop group The xx, released on 5 September

Global Human Migration, 2010

on Fri, 09/07/2012 - 04:11

Data visualization of Global Human Migration - Cuba

This is an interesting and very creative data visualization about the global human migration created by with data from the World Bank Bilateral Migration and Remittances 2010 database.

The above screenshot visualizes the human migration from Cuba to other countries of the World. The total population in Cuba is 11,098,415 with 1,219,244 emigrants according to estimates of the World Bank. USA, Spain, Italy, Germany, Canada, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), Haiti and Chile are the favorite destinations of cuban emigrats.

Clck on a country on the

Hurricane Isaac is approaching US south coastal plain

on Wed, 08/29/2012 - 03:03

This is the static image of ESRI Hurricane Isaac aproaching US south gulf coast on August 28, 2012.

According to the forecasted path, it is expected that Isaac arrives to the coast of New Orleans early tomorrow Wednesday August 29, 2012 as an active Category 1 hurricane with wind of 80mph.

Below you can find the actual interactive map for Active Hurricanes from ESRI.


This interactive map, created by ESRI and based on ESRI ArcGIS Online Platform, presents continuously updated hurricane information. It shows the projected paths, storm surge, weather warnings, and precipitation.

Live Wind Map Showing Surface Wind Flows Generated by Hurricane Isaac

on Wed, 08/29/2012 - 02:13

Live Wind Map is an extraordinary data visualization created by Martin Wattemberg and Fernanda Viegas, from HINT.FM, Wind Map shows the surface wind flow patterns over the US. It is updated with live data every hour  using data from the National Digital Forecast Database.  

A perfect combination of art, design and technology to visualize relevant data.

The above static image of the Live Wind Map reflects the surface wind flows patterns on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 7:00am EDT, making clearly visible the dramatic surface wind flows generated by hurricane Isaac (Category 1) touching the Gulf

The elderly population of the world is growing at its fastest rate ever

on Tue, 08/28/2012 - 04:14

Click to launch the Interactive Our Aging World

Ben Fry, from Fathom has created the data visualization Our Aging World using population estimated from The World Population Prospects, 2008 Revision, UN's Department of Economic and Social Affairs Population Division. 

"According to the United Nations, the elderly population of the world is growing at its fastest rate ever. By 2050, there will be more than 2 billion people aged 60 or over.

Drought across US: situation, trend and extend

on Tue, 08/28/2012 - 02:38

This year 2012, the U.S. is dealing with the most extensive and prolonged drought conditions in more than 50 years.

Drought situation and trend in U.S. 

The New York Times report Drought and Deluge in the Lower 48 published in August 10, 2012 illustrates the time series of drought and deluge in US from 1900 to present using a data visualization created by  Mike Bostock and Shan Carter. 

Click on above image to see the interactive data visualization.
This data visualization shows the proportion of the contiguous U.S. in various stages of drought over 118 years of record-keeping.