January 15th | Seas of Plastic Debris

The Seas of Plastic is a visualization of the floating plastic debris that is polluting the world’s oceans. The visualization includes an interactive globe showing the five large circulating gyres […]

January 15th | Funky Road-Trip Planning

Long car journeys can be very boring. If you want to break up a long road-trip then you can always use Make My Drive Fun to find interesting pit-stops along […]

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Lighting Up the World

Lighthouses of the World is an interesting map of all the world’s lighthouses. OK, it isn’t that interesting – but I do like how the map lights up some of […]

#teampixel community member Austin Cameron is living for the city

Happy New Year, Team Pixel! There are so many picture-worthy moments ahead. Helping us get started on 2018 photography is Pixel enthusiast and photographer @ustincameron. He’s a regular #teampixel contributor […]

The High Five: you get a search, you get a search, everybody gets a search!

Oprah’s speech had people buzzing, while Jimmy Ma spun to internet fame at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships. Here are some of the most-searched trends of the week (with data […]

Where Millennials Outnumber Baby Boomers

As a member of Generation X I increasingly find myself caught in the middle of a generational war between Millennials and Baby Boomers. It is a war that Millennials just […]

Journey to the Center of the Earth

Seismic Waves is an application which allows you to visualize the propagation of an earthquake’s seismic waves as they radiate across the Earth’s surface and bounce around inside its interior. […]

A doodle celebrating Zhou Youguang and the ABCs of learning Mandarin

Mandarin Chinese is a tremendously rich logographic language, meaning every word is represented by a unique character or combination of characters. And there are a lot—the largest Chinese dictionaries contain […]

The Global Travel Time Map

The Global Accessibility Mapping Project shows how long it takes to travel to the nearest high-density urban center, from any point on Earth. The map was made using OpenStreetMap data […]

Stick to your New Year’s resolutions with a little help from Google Home

In 2018, I’m committed to getting in better shape. As with all New Year’s resolutions, the hard part will be actually sticking to it. But this year, I’ll have help […]


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