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Our friend, Mike Wirth, has released the 2009 Great American Beer Festival Medal Map, but it's much easier to call it the Best Beer in America Map!
Mike uses the data of the Great American Beer Festival medal winners from 1987-2008, and this year he has added some new infographics to help support the map. If you live in Oklahoma or North Dakota, I hope you're drinking out-of-state beer! I'm just saying.
Nice work Mike!
For those of us that enjoy dark beer, it may come as a surprise that there really is a technical difference between a porter and a stout beer. The guys over of GeekBeer.com have attempted to explain it, along with this great infographic by Ethan John. Ethan was kind enough to put the images up on his Flickr Photostream.
Great job Ethan!
Cool interactive chart on Snippets.com that shows the GDP per Capita of every country (so it claims). It has a number of predefined groupings like Continent, UN Members, OPEC, Communist, Largest Area, etc to show comparisons.
The interactive chart below represents the GDP per capita for each country. Click on any of the buttons to view the data for that particular group of nations. You can highlight a particular country by selecting it in the dropdown box. The data was compiled from the 2008 CIA World Factbook.
Thanks for the link Jerry!
First, Jess from WallStats.com has released the 2010 Death & Taxes poster. This is one of the best infographic examples today. It's extremely informative, and the topic has a very wide reach. The Death & Taxes poster from 2007 was my initial post on Cool Infographics, so I'm very excited to see this update. Now the 2010 version is available to purchase as a poster here. Great job Jess!
Second, I'm really impressed by the viewer code for the poster. It's from Zoomorama.com, and lets me embed the interactive viewer. The built-in zoom is pretty nice, but the Quick Find index on the left side is the best part.
I came across Market Visual Knowledge Maps this morning. It claims to still be in BETA, and it maps business relationships based on companies or people that you enter. It seems to build these mind maps on the fly, and saves any maps that you have build so you can retrieve them later.
It's a service you have to pay for, but if you're looking through annual reports and SEC filings to find people and connections, this will save you a bunch of time. There's a fully interactive sample map, as well as an introductory video.
Recently I found the Geek Charts BETA, which looks up your usernames on a few of the popular social sites, and charts out your usage. It's charting all activity within the last 30 days.
The embedded chart is also live, so it will change over time.
I'm not sure I understand what Wolfram|Alpha is yet, but so far it's pretty impressive. Developed by Stephen Wolfram and his team, it claims to be a "computational knowledge engine". The input box looks like a search engine, but it is definitely NOT a search engine.
When you type in a question, it attempts to show you all of the relevant data it can find. It is actually calculating and charting this information real-time in order to present it to you. Because its built on top of the Mathematica Engine, it can also handle math problems.
I think this will be an important tool for many designers of infographics, because you can get some of your raw data directly from Wolfram|Alpha. As they add more data into the system over time, this will become one of your best resources for information. They have a pretty extensive page of examples by category that is a great place to start. Also watch the short video by Stephen Wolfram showing what the system can do.
From GOOD magazine. If you look closely, this is essentially a bar chart dressed up, but it's the dressing up into the shape of the U.S. flag that catches your eye. I love it!
Immigration may have taken a back seat during the financial crisis, but the issue still needs resolving. While illegal immigrants sneaking over the border is still a primary concern, it’s good to know who came to our country legally, and from where. Our latest Transparency is a look at the 20 countries from which the most people came to America in 2008, how many immigrants already had family here, and how many received asylum when they arrived on our shores.Found on SimpleComplexity.net, thanks Nathan!