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NYTimes.com is also tracking the Air Quality Index by day during the Olympics using a heatmap style graphic. There's definitely more pollution and particles in the air than most of the participants are used to. So far, there have been a couple of days in the 90's, but didn't cross over 100 into the "unhealthy" range.
Let's not forget the Maps! NYTimes.com has a number of interactive maps of the Beijing area showing the event locations, new architecture built for the Olympics, the demolition and expansion of the old city over the last 10 years, the new subway routes and some of the routes for the marathon and cycling events.
The Medal Count Map from the NYTimes.com show the total number of medals each country has won in every olympics since 1896. Choose a year on the timeline to animate the graphic. Rolling your mouse over a country will show the breakdown of Gold, Silver and Bronze medals and clicking will bring up a complete list of the events and medal winners.
NameTrends.net is a fantastic interactive site that charts and maps the popularity of baby names over the last century in the U.S. You can look at the most popular names, or search for specific names to see their results. The chart above shows the top 20 baby names from the 2000's decade (10 boys and 10 girls). You can see that those names also had some popularity at the end of the 19th century.
The site also allows you to map the name popularity by state. The slider across the top allows you to see the geographic distribution by year.
Found on Information Aesthetics.
Greetings from the Blogipeligo!
A fun infographic from xkcd.com that uses a map image to communicate the relative sizes of the different types of online communities. I was impressed that I at least recognized most of them, and actually participate in some of them.
Found on digg.com, this map was posted on strangemaps.com. The portion of each state shows the amount of land in each state owned by the Federal Government, but not the specific location. It's centered in each state just to show the relative size.
GasBuddy.com has a cool interactive temperature map of gas prices across the U.S. and Canada that allows you to zoom in to the street level to see prices at specific gas stations. Prices are all removed from the database when they become over 72 hours old to keep the map current.