The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 showed just how large the ocean is and how little we know of it. In fact, we know 100 times more (pdf, pg.121) about the topography of Mars than we do about the bottom of our oceans.
No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project, an initiative from the Clinton Foundation, aims to highlight progress towards global gender equality using data. To understand where we need to go, we need to know what we've achieved.
“ It's hard to get around in the world of Game of Thrones. Take the King's Road and you risk getting killed. Deviate from the King's Road and you risk getting killed. But what if there was a subway...”
“Each person's birth place appears on a map of the world as a blue dot and their death as a red dot. The result is a way to visualize cultural history — as a city becomes more important, more notable people die there.”
Remember that time you were sitting by the fire reading The Lord of the Rings and thought to yourself, "Gee golly. I sure wish I could have a map of my hometown drawn in the style of J. R. R. Tolkien's map of Middle-earth.
“Ben Schmidt, assistant professor of history at Northeastern University, has visualized the routes of 19th Century ships using publicly available dataset from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Ad...”