Iron Viz Geospatial: Building Invisible Walls

This post recounts my experience building my first ever Iron Viz feeder contest submission. View my complete viz on Tableau public: INVISIBLE WALLS: The Reality of Racial Segregation in America. You can cast a vote for my viz by using the hashtag #GeoIronVizMSoares on Twitter:  Tweet #GeoIronVizMSoares View all the Iron Viz Geospatial submissions on the […]

Makeover Monday: Employment Growth in the G7

The subject of this week’s Makeover Monday is a pair of pie charts displaying employment data from the G7. The chart is used in an article on Business Insider, but the original source is a report by the White House Council of Economic Advisers. These charts are used to support the conclusion that the United […]

Makeover Monday: Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation

This week’s #MakeoverMonday dataset presented a lot of options for visualization. The data is from the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD), a national report that scores and ranks the relative “deprivation”, or poverty level, across Scotland. The population is divided into “datazones”, which are each associated with a local authority. Each datazone is evaluated on seven […]

Makeover Monday: U.S. National Debt

This week’s #MakeoverMonday features a really simple dataset: the size of the U.S. national debt ($19.5 trillion) compared to that of the rest of the world combined ($39 trillion). I aimed to maintain simplicity in my visualization, representing the debt in blocks of $500 billion:

Makeover Monday: Clinton vs. Trump U.S. Election Viz

This week’s #MakeoverMonday viz takes a look at polling results in each state leading up to the U.S. Presidential election. The original viz is this interactive “Votamatic” tool at Daily Kos. This is honestly an awesome visualization. The filter allows you to view the results for each state individually. And the interactive chart lets you hover and view […]

The History of the NHL

With the start of a new NHL season upon us, I thought I would visualize the historical performance of each NHL team. I used a format similar to my NHL Barcode Viz, except this time it’s not binary; rather, it charts Points Percentage above and below the .500 mark. I took my inspiration from similar vizzes created […]

Makeover Monday: Public Transit Satisfaction Survey

Here’s my first attempt at a Makeover Monday viz. This week’s featured graphic is from the Financial Times. It displays the results of a public transit satisfaction survey conducted across Europe. Respondents were asked to rate their satisfaction with public transit in their city. So how can we improve this viz? Let’s find out. Here’s my version: […]

All-Time Summer Olympic Medals

Prior to this past summer’s Olympic Games in Rio, I came across an interesting graphic from Reuters titled Precious Medals. It displays the all-time medal standings of the Summer Olympics, and allows you to drill into each country to view its performance over time. I was impressed with the simplicity, yet sophistication of this presentation. The clean bar charts and […]

NHL Barcode Viz

The “barcode” chart has been used to great effect for visualizing the performance of sports teams over the course of a season.  After seeing the work of Peter Gilks (BallCode) and Craig Wortman (MLB Bar Code Chart), I decided to take a run at creating my own barcode viz using the results of the most recent […]