1. OOf. These icons are the leading cause of pictogram related violence

     

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  4. Love these.

    (Source: geopubs.wr.usgs.gov)

     
  5. How does one lay an oil pipeline? Here.

    Cardinal sin, but I don’t remember where I screenshotted this from. Canada Centre for Energy Information? Alberta Oil Sands Somethingorother? Sorry.

     
  6. Source: a technical report commissioned by Ucore, assessing the amount of rare earth elements stored in an Alaskan mountain

    I had the geologist explain the lower half of this page to me: it’s a cross section of the mountain under assessment, and the marks along the thick black line (the surface of the mountain) are where the surveyors drilled. The angle of the thin stroke shows the…angle, the length indicates the depth, and those red bars extending horizontally are little bar charts. The length of the red indicates the % concentration of rare earth metals in the sample drilled at that depth, measured by the axis alongside.

    I love how this all piles up. Lat, long, depth, angle, rare earth concentration, number of samples taken, it’s all here. My favorite kind of information design: dense, utilitarian, untouched by a designer’s hand.

     
  7. Seismic readings taken at a bunch of different stations, from one of the less terrifying pacific earthquakes. No tsunami that time. I like how it instantly gives you an idea of how distance affects intensity, but the four distinct waves still show up.

     
  8. WIRED UK magazine featured a remix of one of the well-formed.eigenfactor visualizations in their infoporn section. 

     
  9. richardturley:

    This man is called Kenton. He produces charts for the magazine. He also collects knives.

    Photos by Keegin

    tumblr is so terrible

     
  10. Can’t remember where I lifted this from.