Outstanding map visualizations

Because a picture is worth a thousand words

Data is beautiful. And so are maps.

Even the most astonishing data can disguise insights and appear ordinary if not presented adequately, and the best data visualizations balance information and design.

As maps are becoming more interactive and visually appealing, the spatial data visualization is stepping up its game. We present inspiring suggestions on how to add value to your visualizations on maps.

Map visualizations below are built using the Mireo Comapct Maps Map API platform and the open-source Mapbox GL JS SDK.

Worldwide Mobile Data Costs

The cost of 1 GB of mobile data worldwide

Cable, the British company specializing in transparent broadband deals comparison, released its 2021 Worldwide mobile data pricing report based on over 6,000 collected mobile data plans. The summarized results showcase the average cost of 1 gigabyte.

Countries on the interactive map are color-coded by the average price of 1 GB of mobile data. To take into account the economic strength and living standards, switch the view to examine the prices scaled with the country's' GDP per capita.

Croatian most common names by age and gender

The most common names in Croatian counties

Names are a look at cultural trends, commonalities and differences around the world.

Every country has a set of extremely common, borderline overused first names. It's either James or Mary in the USA, Oliver or Olivia in UK, Marija or Ivan in Croatia.

Based on 2011 Croatian census data, we've designed an interactive map with the most common first names in Croatian counties. The data is grouped by age and gender (Census 2011).

Data source: The Census of Population, Households and Dwellings in the Republic of Croatia 2011, The Croatian Bureau of Statistics.

Tracking SARS-CoV-2 variants

How it's spreading globally

New SARS-CoV-2 variants are spreading around the world. Here's an overview how UK (B.1.1.7), South African (B.1.351), and Brazilian (P.1) variants spread around the globe.

Hold the right mouse button and move the mouse to tilt and rotate the map for a better view. Zoom in to display the reported number of cases per country.

Data source: Pango Lineages, CDC (2021-03-18).

Croatian cities mapped by surnames

The most common surnames by settlements

Everyone certainly has an idea about the common surnames in its country or city.

Based on 2011 Croatian census data, we've designed an interactive map with approximately 500 cities and settlements replaced with their top 3 most common surnames.

Croatians out there, make sure to check your familiarity with the topic! To make things easier, the map on the left is a standard map of Croatia, and the right one is the map of surnames. Zoom in, explore, and enjoy your quest!

Data source: The Census of Population, Households and Dwellings in the Republic of Croatia 2011, The Croatian Bureau of Statistics.

Women in leadership positions in Croatia

2021 International Women's Day

The International Women's Day is the time to reflect on progress made in gender equality among many aspects.

To promote the awareness of the equal distribution of women in men in Croatian society, specifically the equality in leadership roles, we've gathered an insightful visualization of women in the labor market.

You'll find that, although women excel in education, this success doesn't translate into higher numbers of women in leadership positions - women hold only 30% of senior and managing roles (Census 2011).

Data source: The Census of Population, Households and Dwellings in the Republic of Croatia 2011, The Croatian Bureau of Statistics.

Croatia's 3rd phase of relaxation pandemic measures

It's all about balancing health, economics and coffee.

Swedish have the concept of Fika, Danish have Hygge, Italians have Dolce far niente and Croatians have the Coffee sipping culture.

When it comes to coffee, we Croatians don't take it for granted - we genuinely appreciate coffee, and we don't take coffee to go. Instead, it's all about socialization and relaxing. Coffee break is that very special time to get a break throughout the day, to enjoy free time chatting with friends. We love to drink leisurely espressos for hours and sincerely enjoy sipping this dark liquid in our favorite coffee shops.

Three months after the second lockdown in Croatia, coffee shops with outdoor spaces are finally allowed to reopen.

Therefore, just for fun, we've decided to help our fellow Croatians in Zagreb deciding which coffee place to choose for their next break. Namely, coffee is also a very important aspect of dating, and it's not uncommon to have a casual look-see at the beautiful boys and girls sitting around your coffee place. So, we peeked into the 2011 Croatian census data to determine the city parts with the biggest percentage of single men and women, hoping it might facilitate this profound coffee shop selection task.

Note: The data includes only the persons aged 15 and over. Persons living in consensual unions are treated as single.

Data source: The Census of Population, Households and Dwellings in the Republic of Croatia 2011, The Croatian Bureau of Statistics.

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