How does knowledge grow? Sometimes it begins with one insight and grows into many branches. Infographics expert Manuel Lima explores the thousand-year history of mapping data -- from languages to dynasties -- using trees of information. It's a fascinating history of visualizations, and a look into humanity's urge to map what we know.
The first comprehensive database of all known international hostage cases involving Europeans
Karen Bastien's insight:
The European Hostage Project is a comprehensive database of cases from January 1, 2000 to March 31, 2015 in which Europeans were taken hostage by non-state groups outside of Europe. It covers the 28 European Union countries, plus Norway and Switzerland, and is the fruit of a months-long collaboration between Agence France Presse and 2nd-year graduate students at the Journalism School of the Institute Français de Presse.
Un dessin vaut mieux que de long discours. Le refrain est connu. Le développement de l'usage des infographies dans la presse , dans les médias, dans l'édition ces dernières années est une tendance lourde.
CITIE, a new piece of research by Nesta, Accenture and the Future Cities Catapult, is a resource designed to support city leaders to develop policy catalyse innovation and entrepreneurship - www.citie.org
To mark each mid-year and end of year milestone I try to take a reflective glance over the previous 6 months period in the data visualisation field and compile a collection of some of the most significant developments. These are the main projects, events, new sites, trends, personalities and general observations that have struck me as being important to help further the development of this field.
Public opinion about global warming is an important influence on decision making about policies to reduce global warming or prepare for the impacts, but American opinions vary widely depending on where people live. So why would we rely on just one national number to understand public responses to climate change at the state and local levels?
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