Creative Visualization – mapping the growth of retail stores

(cross-post from my other blog, Nonprofit Update.)

Check out these time-lapsed maps showing the growth of a retail chain from Flowing Data.  Great visualization of the speed and location of new stores.  Also shows the diffusion across the country.

Lets you see the data of Walmart from 1 store in 1962 to 4,393 in 2010.

Check out these visuals:

The large dot for a new store with small dot for existing store creates a great view. The final map is a good approximation of the population distrubiton of the U.S.

Hat tip – Mark J. Perry at Carpe Diem. Of course.

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