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The Moksha Roundup

Issue #48, January 10 - 16, 2023

Welcome to this week’s Moksha Roundup! This small newsletter is a weekly roundup of the latest and greatest in the data visualization/design/visual storytelling world. Every week, we compile our favorite projects from journalists, storytellers, and technologists and share them with you.

In this issue, we share great visual storytelling pieces from Liam Quigley, Moody’s, and USGS. If you’re not subscribed already and want to see more in the future, sign up below:

01. NYC Slice

By Liam Quigley

NYC Slice by Liam Quigley

Liam Quigley has logged the 464 slices of NYC pizza he has eaten since 2014, and has put together this site as a fun exploration of his pizza-eating habits.

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Reinsurers defend against rising tide of natural catastrophe losses, for now by Moody's

This special report by Moody’s Investors Service contains a series of interactive, scroll-linked data visualizations documenting the impact of natural disasters on the insurance industry.

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Origin and development of a Snowflake Map by USGS

Althea Archer has put together this blog post detailing the development of a new map of snow cover in the US, using data from the USGS. The post explains her process and also includes the code needed to reproduce the “snowflake” map.

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California's atmospheric river onslaught is not over yet by Axios

For Axios, Erin Davis has put together a beautiful map of precipitation in California, showing the impact of the recent storms.

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05. Space Debris Game

By Washington Post

Space Debris Game by Washington Post

The Washington Post has put together this fun game to help people understand the problem of space debris. It’s also preceded by a scrollytelling piece that visualizes debris orbiting the globe.

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