Thursday, May 27, 2010

Demographics of Fast Food in America

Fast food restaurants have strong regional affiliations, and by analyzing Twitter and other social media services, we can figure out which restaurants are dominant in which parts of the country (based only on who's talking about them there). On the map, blue represents a particularly strong presence compared to other states. Giants like McDonald's are equally popular throughout the US, but smaller chains like White Castle and In-N-Out Burger have clear regional presence. 

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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Flights Resume over Europe: A Visualization

This video is a visualization of the resumption of flights over European airspace after everything got shut down due to volcanic ash. ITO World combined flight data from with OpenStreetMap map data; there are some gaps in coverage (France, the Atlantic), but you get the idea. 

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