The maps showing how much of the United States is empty is visually interesting, but mostly demonstrates the importance of the data-aggregation area. A similar map for Canada is flawed by mistaking "no data available" for "no one is there."
A ground-breaking milestone in the study of peace. For the first time, an Index has been created that ranks the nations of the world by their peacefulness and identifies some of the drivers of that peace.
The botched execution of Clayton Lockett in Oklahoma on April 29 has reignited debate over the death penalty and prompted President Obama to request a review of how it is applied. Obama cited “significant problems — racial bias, uneven application ... individuals on death row who later on were discovered to have been innocent because of exculpatory evidence.” Here is a breakdown of the 1,379 people — responsible for killing more than 2,074 — who have been put to death in the United States since the Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976. Most cases involved torture, rape or another felony; Lockett shot a teenager and ordered an accomplice to bury her alive.
Explorez l'évolution de la loi au fil de la procédure parlementaire avec La Fabrique de la Loi ! Près de 300 textes de loi promulgués depuis 2010 à explorer pour mieux comprendre comment les parlementaires influent sur la loi
L'Île-de-France, tête d'affiche des festivals de musiques actuelles ! À quelques jours de la fête de la...
Karen Bastien's insight:
L'Île-de-France, tête d'affiche des festivals de musiques actuelles ! À quelques jours de la fête de la musique, c'est également l'occasion de faire le point sur l'aide que la Région apporte à toutes les musiques...
An interactive exploration of ridership, congestion, and delay on Boston's subway system.
Karen Bastien's insight:
Boston’s Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority (MBTA) operates the 4th busiest subway system in the U.S. after New York, Washington, and Chicago. If you live in or around the city you have probably ridden on it. The MBTA recently began publishing substantial amount of subway data through its public APIs. They provide the full schedule in General Transit Feed Specification (GTFS) format which powers Google’s transit directions. They also publish realtime train locations for the Red, Orange, and Blue lines (but no Green or Silver line until 2015). The following visualizations use data captured from these feeds for the entire month of February, 2014. Also, working with the MBTA, we were able to acquire per-minute entry and exit counts at each station measured at the turnstiles used for payment.