The BBC online has a site dedicated to charting food prices around the world called : The cost of food: Facts and figures. Mostly simple charts, but they've found a handful of really good information. They could make these prettier, but they get the message across. Each chart tells a simple story.
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I love this very simple but powerful visual comparison of the gambling revenues and the money spent on gambling addiction support programs. The author is only trying to communcate one point, and gets his message across very stongly. I believe it was done by Tim Broderick, from the Daily Herald.
Found on InfographicsNews.blogspot.com. Looks like Chiqui Esteban is starting a series of visual comparison graphics over there.
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.
For the 4th of July, I wanted to post a new link to the U.S. flag as an infographic, but it looks like the "Meet The World" brazilian website that I posted about in February 2008 is down right now. I still have the image, and its from the flag series by artist Icaro Doria.
Icaro Doria is Brazilian, 25 and has been working for the magazine Grande Reportagem, in Lisbon, Portugal, for the last 3 years. He is part of the team (with Luis Silva Dias, João Roque, Andrea Vallenti and João Roque) that produced the flags campaign which has been circulating the Earth in chain letters via e-mail.
From Wired.com, this is really a 3-dimensional chart. I liked it because there are very few 3D charts that actually portray 3 dimensions of data. (This is actually 4D if you include the different products as a dimension) Usually 3D charts are just bad use of chart styles from PowerPoint. I also like the perspective from above. Although unusual, it helps to see the whole chart.
This is the world map based on Total Population:
This is the world map based on Total Computer Exports:
Alisa Miller, head of Public Radio International, talks about why -- though we want to know more about the world than ever -- the US news media is actually showing less. She uses WorldMapper to communicate her point about the state of today's news in the US.
Another good infographic from Elliance.com.
Google assigns a numeric weighting from 0-10 for each webpage on the Internet; this PageRank denotes your site’s importance in the eyes of Google.
From readwriteweb.com, an area chart showing the decline of Tech stories made popular on digg.com. Although initially the front page of digg.com was totally dominated by Tech stories and the primary users were tech geeks, the World & Business category is now the reigning king with the most stories made popular.
To put this into context, on 1 January 2006 tech stories made up 78% of the total popular stories (i.e. stories that made it onto the digg frontpage). By end of March 2008, that percentage had dropped to 18-20%.
Here you can see the same information charted as total number of stories made popular instead of percentages.