Today’s new animated heatmap comes to us from City-Data.com and follows the trends of new confirmed coronavirus cases around the United States over time. The animation was created using Leaflet.js, Folium Python library, and Monosnap and was shared by a member of the City-Data team on Reddit who goes by the name /u/absurddreams. All data was sourced from the New York Times. Check it out below:
It’s no secret that an early epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic in the United States was New York City. As we now know, even though the virus itself originated in China, the origin of the major outbreak in New York has been traced to travelers from Europe. In the first few months of 2020, millions of travelers came to the U.S. from Europe through major NYC-area airports such as John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR).
A Time Line of Notable Trends:
- As the animation begins to unfold, a few hotspots begin to emerge, the most obvious of which is the aforementioned NYC area.
- As the end of April comes to pass, a number of pockets throughout the Central United States are visible, but the Northeastern United States are still dominate.
- However, when mid-May arrives, New York and the rest of the Northeast have faded significantly.
- By mid-June, new COVID-19 cases in the Northeast are negligible, almost completely gone, and the worst zones have shifted to Southern states where several growing pockets have emerged.
- As the clock dials around to present day (July 7th) the Southern states, particularly from eastern Texas to South Carolina, are inundated with new coronavirus cases.
The unfortunate and alarming surge in cases across the Southern and even Western states is likely an unfortunate side effect of states failing to impose lockdowns and guidelines to prevent the spread of the virus early on.
The sharp decline in New York and Northeast COVID-19 cases has been attributed to the comprehensive stay-at-home orders, face mask requirements, social distancing guidelines, etc. that were organized by those states. They have flatted the curve for now, but the pandemic is far from over.
As of the date of this publication, this video was last updated on July 8, 2020. See this video and other great visualizations on the City-Data.com COVID-19 graphs and animations page.
What Is The Preferred Online News Sites For Each State To Get Their News From?
Fake news has become a hot-button issue in recent years, with many questioning where they and others are getting their news from. So, where is everyone getting their news from? One company, Semrush, sought the answer to this question by finding which news websites each U.S. state was searching for the most.
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Utilizing the Google Trends tool, they found the popularity scores of each of the 15 most popular news websites (based on unique monthly viewers) for all fifty states. These popularity scores rank the states on a scale of 0 to 100, with 100 going to the state where the website’s name made up the highest proportion of total searches. Some states were found to score a 100 for multiple news sites, while other states didn’t score a 100 for any of them. To determine the most searched news site in each state, Semrush selected the one that earned the highest popularity score for that state. The states in the map were filled-in with the logo for their most searched news site, making it easy to see popularity trends for the news websites across the United States. The deep south and parts of the “The Great American West” prove loyal to Fox News; while much of the southwest prefers to get their information from Yahoo! News. CNN is the top choice for those in the northern East Coast states, with ABC News a close second. This is just brushing the surface of what this visual has to offer, check it out for yourself to see which states were found to have the most interest in searching for news sites, as well as the top 5 metro areas where each of the 15 news sites is searched for the most.
This Map Shows the Age of Every Building in Paris, France
France is known for its food, culture, and architecture. It is home to some of the oldest structures in the world. The Cairn of Barnenez is a Neolithic monument in northern Finistère, France. It dates back to 4800 BC. You can see the history of France through its many different architectural styles. When we think of old traditional French architecture, buildings like the Palace of Versailles and the Notre-Dame come to mind but, did you know the Louxor obelisk (even though it was a gift from Egypt) was built in 13 BC? The Les arènes de Lutèce, a Roman amphitheater that use to show gladiator fights, is dated in the 1st century. The Abbaye saint Germain des prés is 6th century. Many of the most famous buildings in France are located in the capital of Paris. You know of the Eiffel tower and the Louve, but there is also beautiful architecture all over the city neighborhoods. If you walk down any Paris street you see buildings that were built hundreds of years ago. This beautiful map of Paris shows the ages of livable dwellings throughout the city.
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The color-coded geo map shows how old the buildings in Paris are, ranging from 2 years all the way up to 821 years old. You can see the oldest buildings are located in the center of the map and buildings outside of that tend to be newer. Imagine living in a building that is over 800 years old? The sights, the sounds, the ghost stories that must be a part habitation in such a historic location. The oldest buildings in the United States are only over 300 years old, a far cry from many of the buildings on this map.
A Visual Guide to the World’s Largest Bodies of Water
Did you know that about 71% of Earth’s surface is covered with water? Between the large salt water oceans and long fresh water rivers, water makes up a significant part of our planet. Some particular bodies of water like the Pacific Ocean make up the majority of water on Earth. This visualization from TowerPaddleBoards.com illustrated 50 of the largest bodies of water on Earth.
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The graphic depicts the Earth’s oceans, 15 largest seas, 15 largest lakes, and 15 largest river systems in an interesting way. It illustrated the outlines of each body of water and includes a photograph of the water system within the boundaries. The visualizations of the river systems also include the streams connected to the systems.
These are the 10 largest bodies of water in the world:
- Pacific Ocean: 60 million square miles
- Atlantic Ocean: 41 million square miles
- Indian Ocean: 27.2 million square miles
- Southern Ocean: 7.8 million square miles
- Arctic Ocean: 5.4 million square miles
- Philippine Sea: 2.1 million square miles
- Coral Sea: 1.8 million square miles
- Arabian Sea: 1.4 million square miles
- South China Sea: 1.3 million square miles
- Weddell Sea: 1 million square miles
The Pacific Ocean makes up about 46% of the water surface on Earth and 32% of the planet’s total surface. It’s larger than all of the land area on Earth combined! It is also home to the Mariana Trench, the deepest oceanic trench on Earth with a maximum known depth of 36,037 feet.
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