Data Visualization Maps

Can you point to Ukraine on a map?

Can you point to Ukraine on a map? This is the question Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was reported to have asked NPR anchor Mary Louise Kelly after a pretty contentious interview.

The link above is a very cool example of using of data visualization to respond to current events. It was built with an open source data-viz library called Observable.

In other map related news I discovered this project called City Roads, which will render every road within a city. This is what I used to create the image of Kiev in this post. You can save the results as an SVG or PNG file. Very cool.