Posts Tagged ‘infographic’

NatGeo Shows Health Care Spending vs Life Expectancy

National Geographic has published an infographic that uses OECD Health Data 2009 and information from the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development to show relationships between health care spending per person (on the left) and the average life expectancy at birth (on the right).  The thickness of the line indicates the average number of doctor […]

Visualizing The Origins and Paths of Epidemics

Randy Krum of CoolInfographics turns up this interesting graphic of great historical epidemics spreading across the globe, including smallpox (blue), leprosy (red) and malaria (yellow).  While the origins of the infographic are a bit dubious, it’s an effective visualization that reminds me of the famous Napoleon March graph. This world map shows the origins and […]


The UN’s Human Development Indicators Graphic

The UN has just completed their most recent Human Development Indicators report and ranked all 182 countries, and created the graphic shown here of the Best place (Norway) and Worst place (Niger) to live. The results of the report, showed that the most desirable place in the world to live, is Norway, while the least […]

Visualizing The True Odds of Airborne Terror

In the wake of the Christmas airplane terror attacks, Gizmodo’s Jesus Diaz and Nate Silver of fame collaborated on a great infographic poster that compiles much of the data about airplane terror attacks. After the crotchbomb there has been a lot of noise about airplane security again—you can see how stupid the leaked new […]


xkcd Gravity Well Infographic

XKCD is back with another great infographic, this time demonstrating the power and strength of the various Gravity Wells associated with our solar system. xkcd – A webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language – By Randall Munroe.
Periodic Table of Elements

The Photographic Periodic Table of the Elements

Theodore Gray, of Mathematica fame, has created a periodic table using pictures to actually show the elements. As you roll over the elements with your mouse, a picture of the element is shown along with details about the element, such as its atomic weight, density, melting point, boiling point, and uses. Some of the uses […]

Visualizing 30 years of Climategate

People have scoured the exposed CRU emails and compiled all of them into a massive timeline covering 30 years of information contained within, presenting it as a huge PDF. You have to see this to believe it. Look up close and admire the detail while you despair at how long science has been going off […]

Visualizing The World’s Most Profitable Companies

Ever wonder where the most profitable companies are in the world? Ever wonder how much money you would receive as a Christmas present if they gave you their profits? Well, has a graphic just for you. Using data from 2008, they show that where the most profitable companies are located, and how much they […]

Radial Bar Charts – How would you improve this?

Recently, Jeff Heard was approached to convert a 3D Excel Spreadsheet into something more understandable, and allow comparison of columns for balance, comparison of third dimension alternates, comparison of rows for balance, and comparison of overall sums.  His solution (shown) : Radial Bar Charts. Along the ring are the names of the columns of data […]

BibliOdyssey’s Victorian-era Infographics

BibliOdyssey has compiled a huge list of classic Victorian-era infographics including insect collections, astronomical charts, time differences, and (shown right) this impressive chart of Human History. This is a fold-out print depicting all of human history from the time of creation (4693 BC = Adam & Eve; the great flood = 3300 BC) up to […]