The powerful map application by Stamen design and CNN let you keep track of US and coalition casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan. The application is a set of two maps that display the same data but are organized in different ways. The map on the right side shows the locations of the deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan while the map on the left shows where each soldier originally comes from. I think a subtle but very well designed feature of the application is the synchronization between the maps. You can mouse over one map to see the corresponding data point highlighted on the other one. Check the map out to see what I am talking about.
Head over to CNN’s Behind the Scenes blog to read more about the people involved. Many kudos to everyone working on this project.
via Stamen Design