Mahna Mahna! Not always about using new programming languages to plot massive amounts of data, infographics can be fun too. From the National Post comes the 101 Muppets from Sesame Street. Who would want to read a boring Cast of Characters list. Visualizing the information is what makes it fun as you try to recognize some of the more obscure characters.
The muppet who sings Mahna Mahna is in there, can you find him?
Some Muppet faces are more familiar than others, so here’s a handy guide to some of our favorites in celebration of Sesame Street’s 40th year on the air!
In celebration of Sesame Street’s 40th season, Steve Murray created this visual of 101 of the most used characters over the years using data from muppet.wikia.com. The infographic was made interactive with the help of Rebecca Yanovskaya, so when you mouse over any muppet you get a popup with their name and a little history.
Don’t forget to check out the new Muppet videos on the MuppetsStudio channel on YouTube!
Today, Tableau Software launched a data visualization package for websites called Tableau Public. This package is intended to be used be anyone with a website to embed visualizations on their own sites.
Tableau Software today launched a new product that brings public data to life on the web. Tableau Public, available for free, lets anyone who posts content to the web easily create interactive visualizations and publish them to blogs, web sites, Twitter feeds or anywhere online. Instead of viewing static charts or tables, Tableau Public lets people answer questions and share data interactively on the web.
The visual above was created using Tableau Public to demonstrate its capabilities, but you’ll notice that I’ve been able to embed it here on Cool Infographics as well. The visualizations created allow users to share, embed and link to your graphics from anywhere…making them social!
They’re also interactive and linked together. For example, click on the Bronx in the data above, and all of the visuals will highlight just data related to the Bronx. The map even adjusts to only focus on the Bronx.
About the NY City Graffiti visual:
Looking borough by precinct across The Big Apple, one can quickly see that there are some differences in how graffiti is handled. For instance, Staten Island has very little graffiti, but the graffiti they do have lingers without cleanup for almost twice the citywide average. On the other side of the spectrum, Manhattan has over 2000 incidents of graffiti, but it is cleaned up in less than 17 days on average.
Look for more features from Tableua Public here in the future as I experiement and play with it.
Thanks to Elissa at Tableau Software for the link and information!
EDIT: Here’s a news video as part of the announcement. Thanks Adriana!
These Day-Night maps are from a Time Magazine November 2007 interactive map feature called One Day in America. Other cities highlighted are Dallas, San Francisco, Seattle, Boston, Chicago and more. The feature also included histogram map of traffic delays.
The maps were created by Joe Lertola, who has some other great stuff posted on his website.
Thanks to justinpobrien for sending me the link in the comments.
This is a great new infographic paint job on a Kulula Airlines (a South Africa airline) Boeing 737, informative and humorous. With labels detailing many of the plane’s features, this looks like a a training plane. See the high-res photos on Flickr.
“The Big Cheese” identifies the pilot seat, and Co-Captain is on the other side for the co-pilot. “Jump Seat” is for “the wannabe pilots”.
Even the location of the Black Box is identified with the useful information “(which it’s actually orange).” Who knew the loo was also the “mile-high club initiation chamber”?!?
From the Flightstory Aviation Blog:
In addition, the following descriptions of plane parts can be found:
- galley (cuppa anyone?)
- avionics (fancy navigation stuff)
- windows (best view in the world)
- wing #1 and #2
- engine #1 and #2 (26 000 pounds of thrust)
- emergency exit = throne zone (more leg room baby!)
- seats (better than taxi seats)
- some windows = kulula fans (the coolest peeps in the world)
- black box (which is actually orange)
- landing gear (comes standard with supa-fly mags)
- back door (no bribery/corruption here)
- tail (featuring an awesome logo)
- loo (or mile-high club initiation chamber)
- rudder (the steering thingy)
- stabiliser (the other steering thingy)
- a.p.u. (extra power when you need it most)
- galley (food, food, food, food…)
- boot space
- ZS-ZWP (OK-PIK) = secret agent code (aka plane’s registration)
- overhead cabins (VIP seating for your hand luggage)
- fuel tanks (the go-go juice)
- cargo door
- aircon ducts (not that kulula needs it… they’re already cool)
- front door (our door is always open … unless we’re at 41 000 feet)
- cockpit window = sun roof
- nose cone (radar, antenna, and a really big dish inside)
From NYTines.com, a treemap of Obama’s Budget Proposal color coded for increases and decreases from the prior year.
Rectangles in the chart are sized according to the amount of spending for that category. Color shows the change in spending from 2010.
Red indicates budget cuts, and green indicates increases in spending. It’s a little bit interactive, allowing you to zoom into specific parts of the budget, and see detials by hovering the mouse over squares.
Designed by Shan Carter and Amanda Cox.
Found on FlowingData.
Check out this great flash animation, The Scale of the Universe, by Fotoshop in his portfolio on NewGrounds.com. Like one of those infinite zoom images, this flash animation lets you zoom from 1x10-35 to 9.3x1026 by dragging the scroll bar across the bottom.
Since I’m visual, that’s from 0.00000000000000000000000000000000001 meters (the Plank Length) up to 930,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 meters (the estimated size of the universe).
Found on Forgetomori.com
A dedicated clean-page version is available to see here: http://primaxstudio.com/stuff/scale-of-the-universe.php
These posters have been developed mainly on the basis of existing data from the GEO Data Portal.
Paydayloans.org created this infographic to show how many more Payday Loan Centers there are across America compared to Starbucks and McDonalds locations.
You think Starbucks and McDonalds are everywhere, payday loan centers put these places to shame. This info graphic lays out the facts.