Election '08: Data Explorer Map

msnbc election 08 data explorer

An interactive map that visualizes different kind of information related to the election ’08 such as demographic, polling and fundraising data. The interactive team at msnbc.com worked on it for months before I arrived. By the time I started, most of the core functionality have been written. I ended up working on the polling panel and helped with the fundraising panel.

You should spend some time exploring the map because it has a lot of interesting data that is not immediately apparent on the first screen.

When you get tired from looking at the enormous amount of data, you can head to the Analysis section and listen to what Chuck Todd has to say about the upcoming election. In the same section, you can make your own prediction or view possible scenarios. And if you are not yet completely satisfied, you can go ahead and check out previous elections.

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2 Comments

  • Tom Carden
    Posted Nov 2, 2008 at 10:54 pm
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    I really like the pop-out lensing effect for the small states in the north east.

    I haven’t seen anyone else handle the difference in the areas of the states anywhere near as elegantly. Congrats to you or whoever from the team put that together, it’s really well done.

  • Vu Nguyen
    Posted Nov 3, 2008 at 8:12 am
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    Thanks Tom. Although that works fine for our bigger maps. We have come up with a slightly different approach for our widget maps as you will see tomorrow.

    Thanks for the kind comment.