"Presenting a stark contrast between industrial agriculture and agroecological methods, this infographic developed by the Christensen Fund actually depicts the complexity of agricultural landscapes, as well as the interactions and interdependencies of different land use types."
The amount of the world’s food produced, consumed and wasted calculated real time, every second.
A map showing the activity of Mexican cartel drug trafficking in U.S. counties.
" 'Carbon Majors' refers to a groundbreaking peer-reviewed study published in the scientific journal Climatic Change."
"A new paper shows which companies extracted the carbon-based fuels that have caused climate change. Which fossil fuel companies are most responsible for climate change? – interactive. All but seven of the 90 companies found to have caused the climate crisis deal in oil, gas and coal – and half of the estimated emissions were produced just in the past 25 years. Some of the top companies are also funding climate change denial campaigns."
China suffers 670,000 smog-related deaths each year
A report from Carbon Tracker with several visualizations related to coal.
Several charts about the amount of water used in fracking in the US in 20 months.
A Googlemap of cancer cluster in Flower Mound, Texas.
Several maps of cancer clusters around Flower Mound, Texas
"Unconventional gas development is threatening the British Isles! This map contains details about the various threats and the growing resistance."
See what chemicals are used in wells near you. (US)
"On this page is an index of the most requested maps of unconventional well data, courtesy of those of us at FracTracker Alliance. Maps include many state by state maps, US shale gas basins, US map of suspected water well impacts, PACWA’s list of the harmed, Community resources, US pipeline incidents, Wells using diesel in Frac fluid." A large collection of maps!
"The United States is in the midst of an unprecedented oil and gas
drilling rush—brought on by a controversial technology called hydraulic
fracturing, or fracking. Along with this
fracking-enabled rush have come troubling reports of poisoned drinking
water, polluted air, mysterious animal deaths, industrial disasters and
explosions. We call them Fraccidents."
map shows two important information: The US rivers in blue and the main
US fracking areas (natural gas reserves) superimposed in red."
Several maps accompany an in-depth story about the fracking boom in Texas.
Fracking incidents map from CorrenteWire blog.
"Click on the map below and zoom in to identify hydraulically fractured oil and gas wells (black dots) located in areas of groundwater depletion. Aquifer systems in yellow, orange and red have experienced the highest levels of depletion between 1900-2008. Over 35% of U.S. oil and gas wells overlay regions experiencing groundwater depletion."
There are four fracking-related maps and a downloadable report.
"Click on the map below and zoom in to identify hydraulically fractured oil and gas wells (black dots) located in areas of water stress (darker red regions). Almost half (47%) of all U.S. wells are being developed in regions with high to extremely high water stress. This means that more than 80 percent of the annual available water is already allocated to municipal, industrial and agricultural users in these regions."
A list and a few pipeline maps at Wikipedia.
“The time-lapse video below includes every "significant pipeline" incident in the continental United States—along with their human and financial costs—from 1986 to Oct. 1, 2014. On average one significant pipeline incident occurs in the country every 30 hours, according to the data.”
Details sites where submerged oil is being cleaned up.
37 years of oil spills in Alberta
Infographic showing how much oil has been spilled and the discrepancy between reporting agencies
"The National Pipeline Mapping System (NPMS)
Public Map Viewer is a web-based mapping application designed to assist
the general public with displaying and querying data related to:
Resource hub for information about shipping crude oil by rail. Outlines corporations, rail routes, and construction status.
"The map below shows points where oil spills and other incidents have
occured along the Enbridge Line 9 pipeline. Also noted are dates of the
incidents, the amounts released (in litres), the causes, and links to
the Access to Information documents obtained by W5, when available."
"The FracTracker Alliance is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the public’s understanding of the impacts of the global oil and gas industry by collecting, interpreting, and sharing data and visualizations through our website, FracTracker.org."
"Oil spills often bring to mind images of oil-drenched birds and
blackened coastlines, but this incredible time-lapse video presents the
human and financial cost of every oil spill since 1986. Politics aside,
these stats are downright disturbing."
"The Refinery Accident Visualizer is a graphical representation of accident data pulled from the Refinery Accident Database (RAD).
The RAD compiles refineries' own accident reports submitted to the
Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) and presents them
in an accessible, public and comprehensive manner. While this data is
available from the state via their Electronic Data Management System
(EDMS), the state's system provides no comprehensive view of refineries'
reports. Their limited system only shows one report at a time!"
"A project to provide greater transparency on the inputs and outputs of North America’s refineries."
"These animated videos created by David J. Schwab of the University of
Michigan Water Center with support from the National Wildlife Federation
show the wide extent to which an oil spill beneath the Straits of
Mackinac could impact Great Lakes ecology, wildlife, and coastal
"Since 1990, more than 110 million gallons of
mostly crude and petroleum products have spilled from the nation’s
mainland pipeline network. More than half of it occurred in three states
— Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana — where more pipelines exist."
This graphic overlays tar sands development projects, tar sands agreement holders and the traditional territory of Beaver Lake Cree nations.
This static map shows the attempt to expand Enbridge's pipeline routes.
Time lapse of deforestation due to tar sands mining.
"Welcome to the U.S. Energy Mapping System. There are many features
and options available through the "Layers/Legend" menu including our
recommended map views on a variety of subjects as well as the ability to
customize mapping layer options that may better suit your energy needs."
Find out how close you are to a nuclear power plant.
Thirteen maps about the economy.
"The global economy and its commercial geography are coordinated by major financial centers, many of which corresponding to the most important cities in world in terms of command and influence." Map identifies economic centers.
These visualizations expose the treasonous web of money and relationships created by the Koch brothers.
One of the largest databases of offshore leaks. "For more than two years, more than 50 media organizations analyzed more than 2.5 million leaked financial records."
"In an analysis of 2011 and 2012 tax filings, The Washington Post and the Center for Responsive Politics found that a coalition of nonprofit groups backed by a donor network organized by the billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch raised more than $400 million in the last election cycle. Much of the money was distributed to a maze of limited-liability companies affiliated with the nonprofits, which used some of their resources to turn out conservative voters and run ads against President Obama and congressional Democrats."
See the influence of Koch cash.
A gallery of infographics that show the inequities of corporate power.
"TNI has produced its third "State of Power" report that through infographics and essays examines and analyses political and corporate power."
An article and photo of the map of the economic powers who control the global economy. Lists the top 50 corporations of the 147 identified.
Visualization shows a variety of world bank contracts including water, heath, law, and more.
"A new study has found that at various times the British have invaded almost 90 per cent of the countries around the globe. The analysis of the histories of the almost 200 countries in the world found only 22 which have never experienced an invasion by the British."
"The Histomap: Four Thousand Years of World History, Relative Power of Contemporary States, Nations and Empires""A brilliant map that begs the questions: Why did we stop calling nations empires? Is it time to start adding corporate empires?"
"Dirty Energy Money is an interactive tool that tracks the flow of oil, gas and coal industry contributions to the US Congress."
This visualization exposes the corrupt influence of corporate and private interests in shaping US trade policy.
Discover Where Corporations are Getting Taxpayer Assistance Across the United States
"Via Larry Lessig we get a series of Venn diagrams showing the revolving door between big business and government. When people talk about regulatory capture, this is what they mean. When people talk about corruption and crony capitalism, this is what they mean. If you want a quick visual idea of why so few people trust this government to do the right thing for the people, rather than the big companies, this is why"
"The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, passed in 1977, has led to more than
200 cases covering activity in about 80 countries. On this map, the
darker red that a country appears, the larger the
total penalties assessed for FCPA violations in that country.
Roll over a country to see the
FCPA cases there (the bigger the box, the larger the penalty in
that case). Click on each
box for case details. Click on the sector list (lower left) for a
breakdown by industry."
lot of press coverage has focused on the relatively small group of
lawmakers, many of them tea party endorsed backbenchers, who pushed
their leadership into shutting down the government in a desperate
last-gasp effort to kill off Obamacare.
But how does that work?
Why can a cabal of hard-right legislators tell their party’s leadership
what to do? Why doesn’t the rest of the Republican caucus stop them? The
answer is that in the wake of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United
decision a well-funded network of conservative groups has arisen that
has the ability to make the lives of Republicans who seek compromise
very, very difficult.
Legislators are hesitant to cross these
enforcers, fearing primary challengers from the right, or grassroots tea
party activists flooding their offices with angry calls. Here’s a look
at some of the key players behind the scenes (above) and some of the key
lawmakers in front of the cameras (below). Roll over the heads to learn
more about each player."
"Many people think that border-related policies impact only people
living in border towns like El Paso or San Diego. The reality is that
Border Patrol's interior enforcement operations encroach deep into and
across the United States, affecting the majority of Americans.
Roughly two-thirds of the United States' population, about 200
million people, lives within the 100-mile zone that an outdated federal
regulation defines as the border zone—that is, within 100 miles of a
U.S. land or coastal border.
Although this zone is not literally "Constitution
free"—constitutional protections do still apply—the Border Patrol
frequently ignores those protections and runs roughshod over
individuals' civil liberties."
"How do you measure a military footprint? In people? Dollars? Space? This website is an ongoing attempt to map one aspect of that question -- by visualizing the location of United States military installations."
"NSA malware infected over 50,000 computer networks worldwide Summary: A newly-surfaced Snowden slide shows the NSA infected more than 50,000 computer networks worldwide with malware, according to Dutch outlet NRC."
Surveillance Cameras in University City, November 2006
“Accelerated through the fear from the attacks of 9/11 and all what followed, the so called ‘Western Society’ is constructing the greatest wall ever build on this planet. On different building sites on all five inhabitable continents, walls, fences and high-tech border surveillance are under construction in order to secure the citizens and their high quality of life within this system.”
"Animated timeline that maps drone strikes and deaths in Pakistan. Deaths broken down by children, civilian and other."
"Kharita is a collaborative initiative of Lebanese, Palestinian and other activists. They invite you to share their advocacy maps on Middle East conflicts, particularly on Palestinian cause."
"This infographic displays some of the most significant loses of information human civilization has suffered."
"The public record of violent deaths following the 2003 invasion of Iraq."
“The NUKEMAP is aimed at helping people visualize nuclear weapons on terms they can make sense of — helping them to get a sense of the scale of the bombs. By allowing people to use arbitrarily picked geographical locations, I hope that people will come to understand what a nuclear weapon would do to places they are familiar with, and how the different sizes of nuclear weapons change the results.”
“NUKEMAP3D is a 3D nuclear weapons effects simulator. It allows you to visualize the effects of nuclear weapons upon geographic areas you are familiar with.”
A map showing fatalities, refugees and trending videos.
"Missing, Killed, Arrested, Eyewitness Report. A map created by eyewitnesses.Documentied killings since Maerch 2011 . Other information is reported here: disease, chemical poisoing, food and water tampering, refugees. Data available."
A crowdsourced map of sexualized violence in Syria.
Interactive visualizations about current wars, troops, and drones strikes.
"The United States is the prison capital of the world. This is not news to most people. When discussing the idea of mass incarceration, we often trot out numbers and dates and charts to explain the growth of imprisonment as both a historical phenomenon and a present-day reality. But what does the geography of incarceration in the US actually look like? Prison Map is my attempt to answer that question. Aerial photos of U.S. prisons."
1985 - 2012
"This map is a partial list of reported, suspicious, dog deaths from 2011-2013 shot by police officers in the United States. The
map is limited to deaths where the circumstances surrounding the event
are disputed. This includes differing statements from police and dog
owners, eyewitnesses, video evidence, or a criminal case."
"Turkish map of threats (i.e gas, police, fire) and access to resources (i.e.food, medical care, shelter, and internet) during protests."
"State and local police departments obtain some of their military-style equipment through a free Defense Department program created in the early 1990s. While the portion of their gear that comes
from the program is relatively small (most of it is paid for by the
departments or through federal grants), detailed data from the Pentagon
illustrates how ubiquitous such equipment has become. Highlighted
counties have received guns, grenade launchers, vehicles, night vision
or body armor through the program since 2006."
“Data includes equipment in each state as of Dec. 31, 2014, according to the Defense Logistics Agency, and 2014 U.S. Census Bureau population estimates.”
Several maps show police misconduct.
2010 Q2 NPMSRP National Police Misconduct Statistical Report
Maps use of deadly force by US police due to common objects misidentified as weapons.
"Law enforcement agencies across the country have failed to provide us
with even basic information about the lives they have taken. And while
the recently signed Death in Custody Reporting Act mandates this data be reported, its unclear whether police departments
will actually comply with this mandate and, even if they do decide to
report this information, it could be several years before the data is
fully collected, compiled and made public."
An interactive map showing the age of buildings in Brooklyn
Maps that show how cobbled together bike lanes are in major US cities.
“Tailings dams in operation in the contiguous United States, colored by hazard classification.”
More than a dozen maps about climate change.
Mapping normal, anomalies, extreme events, emission and stories.
This page features a variety of infographics related to climate change.
"This website is produced by the Climate Change Institute at the University of Maine. Our institute has more than a 40-year history of polar exploration, and research contributions to glaciology, climate science, and anthropology. Climate Reanalyzer™ utilizes and provides access to existing publicly-available datasets and models."
A series of maps that address temperature change, rising waters, acid oceans, and water stress.
"15 arresting images of climate change now and in the pipeline"
"While it’s impossible to say exactly which events are caused by
climate change, it’s clearer than ever that the health of our planet
affects us all – and that our collective actions, likewise, have an 'unequivocal' impact on the Earth. But what can we, as individuals, do?
The first step to answering that question is taking stock of where we
are now. We’ve collected a few key indicators of the Earth’s health –
its vital signs – into this dashboard. View up-to-date snapshots of the
effects your country and the human race are having on our environment."
A large variety of interactive maps related to opinions about climate change.
This site features several interactive drought severity maps showing the development of droughts in Texas and the US and the location and effect of drought-related wildfires.
“The Cascade and Sierra Nevada mountain data collection points are color-coded to show the percentage of snowpack on March 1, compared to their historical median. Most spots are at less than half of their normal levels, and some have less than 25 percent of their regular snowpack levels for this time of year.”
"Click on the map below and zoom in to identify hydraulically fractured oil and gas wells (black dots) located in areas of drought. Fifty-six percent of the oil and gas wells in the U.S. were in regions experience short- to long-term drought as of January 7, 2014."
Time history of atmospheric carbon dioxide, by CIRES & NOAA. Video.
Carbon emissions around the world.
Greenhouse gas emissions map and detailed data by country.
Interact to see what 1,001 cities' summers will be like by 2100.
"Scorcher has three main functions: To display where in Australia heatwaves are currently occurring; Highlight recent and past heatwaves events for individual observation sites; and Summarise information of past events at each site."
"The heat is on for the planet as a whole, but what has been happening where you live? Click on the map to find out, or enter a location in the search box at top right. The initial map shows average temperatures over the past 20 years; use the drop-down menu to see maps for earlier periods."
This time lapsed video shows the decrease in old ice in the Arctic.
“This is an animated visualization of the startling decline of Arctic Sea Ice, showing the minimum volume reached every September since 1979. It is clear that the Arctic will soon be ice-free for an increasing part of the year, with consequences for the climate.”
"Explore the world’s new coastlines if sea level rises 216 feet."An interactive map from National Geographic.
Choose the amount of sea level rise to view the effects on the coast.
"Map pages show threats from sea level rise and storm surge to all 3000+ coastal towns, cities, counties, and states in the lower 48."
"Local crime search by address, police agency, or state. This portal is dedicated to helping law enforcement agencies provide the public with valuable information about crime activity by neighborhood."
U.S., Canada and Great Britain crime map - updated daily. Search by date, crime type, address, or by 3, 7, 10, 14, or 30 day periods.
"Which countries in the world have the highest firearms murders - and the
highest rates of gun ownership? Click on a country to see how it
compares - and use the dropdown menu to see the map in different ways."
A 2015 article with a video and infographics about gun violence.
"Developed with the Institute for Economics and Peace, this interactive map communicates the results of the United Kingdom Peace Index, a new measurement of the impact of violence across England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland."
An "interactive data map to communicate
the results of the 2012 US Peace Index, an annual measurement of levels
of peacefulness of US states and metro areas."
A map rating US counties by the number of gun retailers vs. the number of museums and libraries.
An interactive map that reports health outcomes and risk factors by state and county.
"Using data from the World Health Organization, we labeled every country in the world with the disease that caused the most deaths within the nation."
"HTET has completed the 2013 - 2027 National Insect and Disease Risk Map (2012 NIDRM); a nationwide strategic assessment and database of the
potential hazard for tree mortality due to major forest insects and
Interactive map showing a variety of disease outbreaks between 2007 and 2015. Map allows you to submit data about a vaccine-preventable outbreak and its news source.
Coral bleaching and thermal stress for global coral reefs.
Graph organized by crop under water stress.
“The Interconnected History of Lakota Territory and the American Bison Range, by Jordan Engel”
This page features a photo gallery of continent maps that identify the number of endangered animals by country.
“The journal Nature just published an in-depth look at the threats faced by wildlife around the globe. It seems what we thought was bad is even worse. Estimates suggest that somewhere between 500 and 36,000 species could disappear each year (or 10 to 690 a week).”
An infographic showing declines in every aspect of tiger life.
An infographic from National Geographic that shows the decline in biodiversity of agricultural plant life.
"The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species contains assessments for just
over 76,000 species, of which about two-thirds have spatial data."
Crowdsourced database and map of invasive plants, animals, insects, and pathogens in Texas.
"NASA satellites give us a global view of
what’s happening on our planet. Explore how
key parts of Earth’s climate system change
from month to month."
"The environmental justice atlas documents and catalogues social conflict around environmental issues."
Huge collection of maps related to the European environment including concentrations of pollutants, toxic chemicals, land cover, protected sites. Some maps for the full continent, others are for specific cities.
A series of infographics that show 1) how big a city would have to be to house the world’s 7 billion if it was as dense as different cities and 2) how much land would 7 billion people need to live like people in various countries.
"SkyTruth is a nonprofit organization using remote sensing and digital mapping to create stunning images that expose the landscape disruption and habitat degradation caused by mining, oil and gas drilling, deforestation, fishing and other human activities."
"The cost of pollution and other damage to the natural environment caused
by the world's biggest companies would wipe out more than one-third of
their profits if they were held financially accountable, a major
unpublished study for the United Nations has found."
“A decade on, IGBP in collaboration with the Stockholm Resilience Centre has reassessed and updated the Great Acceleration indicators, first published in the IGBP synthesis, Global Change and the Earth System in 2004.”
Map of Bay Area publicly-owned sewage treatment plants and spills
Incident map shows categories 1-3 spills.
"This interactive map shows information on concluded enforcement actions and cases from fiscal year (FY) 2014. They include:
Map shows air pollution severity by country between 2000 -2012.
"Volume of air saturated daily by Clean Heat buildings (square-base towers) - a ground level view. Red volumes: #6 oil, Pink volumes: #4 oil, Green volumes: Converted Visual images created by Carbon Visuals are being used to help New York property managers, building co-op boards and community groups reduce local air pollution from their buildings. Around 8,000 buildings in New York City have been burning heavy heating oil. These contribute more soot pollution than all cars and trucks on the City’s roads. The NYC Clean Heat program seeks to improve air quality and save lives in New York by eliminating heavy oil use and accelerating the adoption of cleaner fuels."
This map shows the location of huge garbage patches caught in ocean currents.
"Map of US communities that are at risk from pollution/toxins. Searchable by zip code. To begin exploring how air pollution may affect your community, use this interactive map of more than 17,000 facilities that have emitted hazardous chemicals into the air."
"Is a coal-fired power plant near you polluting your water? Find out by
clicking on the links below to see a map of the power plants in your
"The Swim Guide features reports of water quality around the world. Open-sourced content from smart phones. Rate a beach or other swim spot & report pollution."
Plastic debris contributed to the oceans by country.
This map shows where agriculture occurs in areas facing water stress. Crop production data is overlaid on Aqueduct's baseline water stress indicator, a measure of demand and supply for water in a given area.
"This map shows countries and river basins' average exposure to five of Aqueduct's water risk indicators:
baseline water stress, interannual variability, seasonal variability,
flood occurrence, and drought severity. Risk exposure scores are
available for every country (except Greenland and Antarctica), the 100
most populous river basins, and the 100 largest river basins by area.
Scores are also available for all industrial, agricultural, and domestic
users' average exposure to each indicator in each country and river
basin." Data available for download.
"Measuring, mapping and understanding water risks around the globe."
An interactive graphic about the California drought from National Geographic.
Two maps shows brands of bottled water who are bottling California’s water supply for profit.
"Our research team builds new tools to integrate spatial information for environmental management decisions in the Great Lakes. We aim to build maps to visualize and understand environmental impacts (or stressors) on the lakes and benefits humans enjoy from the lakes (or ecosystem services). The Great Lakes Environmental Assessment and Mapping Project (GLEAM) evaluates multiple stressors affecting the Great Lakes ecosystem. GLEAM merges spatial data layers representing all major categories of stressors to the Great Lakes, ranging from climate change and land-based pollution to invasive species, into a single map of cumulative stress. The synthesis of this information into a single map enhances our ability to manage and restore the Great Lakes ecosystem. The final map can be used to assess stressor impacts at locations with significant human benefits and to evaluate conservation and restoration opportunities."
“This map is disturbing, once you understand it. It's a new attempt to visualize an old problem — the shrinking of underground water reserves, in most cases because farmers are pumping out water to irrigate their crops.”
This infographic shows how much water it takes to grow common foods and how the California drought will affect agriculture and food prices.
Shows threats to the Colorado River, including dams and diversions.
"Aqueduct's global water risk mapping tool helps companies, investors,
governments, and other users understand where and how water risks and
opportunities are emerging worldwide. The Atlas uses a robust, peer
reviewed methodology and the best-available data to create
high-resolution, customizable global maps of water risk."
Shows how much water an individual human consumes in the US.
"This page is a joint effort by WWF-Indonesia, the NGO coalition Eyes on the Forest based in Riau, Sumatra, and Google Earth Outreach. Over
time, it will make publically available a large and growing database of
the land cover, land use, and land users compiled over more than a
decade of work on the ground in Sumatra. The goal is to make more
accessible data on the island's extraordinary conservation values, the
outstanding diversity of its forests, its magnificent wildlife, and the
huge carbon stock locked up in its deep peat soils.These values
are under extraordinary pressure. With this database we intend to
increase transparency about the threats these values face, identifying
the drivers of deforestation, habitat destruction, and release of peat
A WWF investigation revealed the flow of illegally grown oil palm fruit from inside the
park to crude palm oil mills and refineries operated by the world's
largest palm oil company Wilmar and another lead producers, Asian Agri.
Unfortunately, the illegal oil palm plantations are very attractive food
for the elephants whose native forests they replaced. Often their angry
operators retaliate and poison the elephants. The skeletons of a group
of seven young elephants who likely died in one such poisoning attack
were found in February 2014. Thirty-three elephants have died in and
around the park in the last 2 years alone. In Sumatra, palm oil has
become elephant killer Number One.
"The work was a four-year collaboration of scientists from NASA, Google, the U.S. Geological Survey, and the University of Maryland, and provides a first-ever detailed look at changes in the forest across the globe, whether they are due to logging, fire, disease, or storms."
Explore the threats to our world’s forests through this many-layered map. Data available for download.
There are several ways to explore the forest threat data.
Real time emergency and disaster alert maps.
“This GIF chart(s) the rise and fall of (mostly) European empires from 1492, when the European discovery of the Americas kicked off their movement west and south, to 2008.”
A Detailed Look at an Alternate Continent. “The map – upside down, to skew our traditional eurocentric point of view – shows an Africa dominated by Islamic states, and native kingdoms and federations. All have at least some basis in history, linguistics or ethnography. None of their borders is concurrent with any of the straight lines imposed on the continent by European powers, during the 1884-85 Berlin Conference and in the subsequent Scramble for Africa. By 1914, Europeans controlled 90% of Africa's land mass. Only the Abyssinian Empire (modern-day Ethiopia) and Liberia (founded in 1847 as a haven for freed African-American slaves) remained independent.”
"How The World Bank Broke Its Promise To Protect The Poor” This report features several maps and visualizations identifying people who have been dispossessed of their land and livelihoods around the globe.
Understand Israeli- Palestinian Apartheid in 11 Images
"Between 1776 and 1887, the United States seized over 1.5 billion acres
from America's indigenous people by treaty and executive order. Explore how
in this interactive map of every Native American land cession during that period."
International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association’s interactive map of legal discrimination by country.
"School closures across the county disproportionately hut Black and low-income students."
The state of unequal development in Africa.
An animated timeline of Ellis Act evictions in San Francisco and families forced out of their homes.
"An interactive map showing how the housing boom and bust cycles and mortgage industry disadvantages Hispanics and African Americans and how this relates to gentrification."
A pair of maps showing the mass exodus of Black people from Austin communities between 2000 and 2010.
This map shows the eviction of seniors and disabled tenants.
“Airbnb affects a city’s housing supply and affordability. Explore the key variables of Airbnb use and how it impacts your neighborhood.”
"The Anti-Defamation League commissioned First International Resources to research attitudes and opinions toward Jews in over 100 countries
around the world. All interviews were conducted between July 2013 and February 2014."
A map of geotagged hateful tweets in the United States. Can search by racist, homophobic and ablist tweets. Sortable by specific words.
"The Southern Poverty Law Center counted 784 active hate groups in the United States in 2014. Only organizations and their chapters known to be active during 2014 are included."
The Southern Poverty Law Center's map of hate groups in the US.
January 1993 - March 2012
"It’s the fastest-growing incarceration system in the United States: 3
million immigrants have been held in detention facilities across the
country during the past decade."
"As an advocacy group, the project aims to address violence against Native American women, as well as develop community based solutions for Native women, in both tribal and urban areas." Map created by Anonymous
“The most recent data on lynching, compiled by the Equal Justice Initiative, shows premeditated murders carried out by at least three people from 1877 to 1950 in 12 Southern states. The killers claimed to be enforcing some form of social justice. The alleged offenses that prompted the lynchings included political activism and testifying in court.”
Eight city maps depicting segregation by median income. Colder colors mean wealthier neighborhoods; warmer colors mean poorer ones.
"A first-of-its-kind study has found that on average in the U.S., people
of color are exposed to 38 percent higher levels of nitrogen dioxide
outdoor air pollution compared to white people. The health impacts from
the difference in levels between whites and nonwhites found in the study
are substantial. For example, researchers estimate that if nonwhites
breathed the lower NO2 levels experienced by whites, it would prevent
7,000 deaths from heart disease alone among nonwhites each year."
"Using data gleaned from the 2010 U.S. Census, Dustin Cable at the University of Virginia’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service has created what might be the most comprehensive color-coded map of racial segregation in America. Made up of 308,745,538 colored dots representing five major ethnic groups, Cable's map is vivid, highly detailed and oddly beautiful. While it isn't the first map to show racial segregation, nor is it the first to map each citizen in the U.S. -- it is the first to do both, according to Wired."
"Those dots represent people: the brighter the dot, the more people. The color shows their country's average income level: blue is richest and yellow is poorest."
This map service shows the median household net worth by county in the United States in 2012.
Map of street harassment and attacks on women in India
Five maps that tell a story about inequality: Median income, food stamps, population living below the poverty line, income inequality, reliance on food stamps, population over 25 without a high school diploma
"Net Job Gains / Losses by Metropolitan Statistical Area. The Geography of Jobs map is a dynamic visualization of job gains and losses over the last 15+ years for every metro area in the U.S. The red and blue bubbles represent a rolling 12-month net change in total employment for each metro area. Simply press Play and watch the animation unfold."
Data from the Census Bureau show where the poor live.
A state-by-state comparison of women’s wages compared to men’s wages.
An infographic that identifies variables ind facts regarding wealth inequality in the United States.
"Rich Blocks Poor Blocks maps income, rent and other data in nearly every
state, county, zip code and census tract in the United States"
“A new analysis by the Pew Charitable Trusts' Stateline blog, shows that the percentage of middle-class households -- defined as those earning between 67 and 200 percent of a state’s median income -- dropped in every U.S. state between 2000 and 2013. Median income also fell in most states during that period.”
“Here's a series of 33 data visualizations that illustrate where America is in early 2015 and where it's going — with a special eye to the likely political flashpoints in the year to come.”
A map showing the percentage of homes in India with toilets.
“RealtyTrac®, the nation’s leading source for comprehensive housing data, today released a its first-ever U.S. Property Tax Rates Report for 2014, which provides average property taxes and effective property tax rates for single family homes in more than 1,000 counties nationwide as well as by state and metropolitan statistical area.”
"From Commons BC: 94% of BC is "public" or "Crown" land. Commons BC advocates for intelligent, data-driven, democratic stewardship of that land, as well as of BC's public interests, common resources, and shared economy and environment. To aid in this project we produce visual graphics based on publicly available BC data. When thinking about "Crown" lands, please note that the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that First Nations Title co-exists with Crown Title. This graphic helped the people defeat a Bill 8 which would have Mass Virtual Privatization of BC’s forests."
Map covers the privatization status of school districts in Michigan
"This map displays people being denied access to the research they both need and paid for. Put yourself on the map using the Open Access Button to tell the world you are being denied access to knowledge."
“Last November, the outgoing Austin City Council declined to vote on the plan to lease 735 acres of public park land to private interests for two high-end golf courses until the year 2105 — for 90-years! The deal is back and masquerading as economic development for a sport whose public participation is plummeting and whose water requirements belie the realities of our drought of record.”
"Atlas of privatization in Europe. For each of the 25 countries covered it offers detailed reports on privatization process, main privatized companies, statistics, current outlook, legal framework, State portfolio and useful links to agencies and ministries."
"Are public schools becoming privatized where you live? Find out with the Public School Shakedown interactive map, which gives up-to-date information on the status of private school choice for every state. Currently, the map gives information on private school choice legislation."
Territorial claims in the arctic circle
Infographics about banned books in the US in 2013.
"Global Map of "Land Grabs" By Country and By Sector. Each country that is shaded represents where a "land grab" has occurred. A "land grab" is defined by GRAIN* as a large-scale land purchase or lease made by foreign investors. According to GRAIN, since 2006, there have been 416 land grabs in 66 countries covering nearly 35 million hectares (86.5 million acres)."
"In the nineteenth century scramble for Africa, European colonial powers
took control of the continent’s land, resources and people. Today’s
multinational corporations, aided by governments, are taking control
over Africa’s food system."
Map identifies resources like oil and gas fields, mineral deposits, small irrigation dams, and new deep water port projects.
"The map displays ten years’ worth of historical data for four component indicators, plus one overall terrorism index value. The timeline allows play-through of the historical data, while a table displays values for each indicator. By comparing countries and moving through time, it is possible to see how the impact of terrorism has increased or decreased over time."