“Visualizing Global” competition

The Visualizing Global Marathon last year showcased some brilliant student visualisations. Two that stood out for me were the winning interactive entry by Krisztina Szucs of the University of Budapest (click for interactive graphic):

… and the winner of People’s Choice, by Qian Liu and Yun Teng from UCSB, which uses a nifty two-layer plot to visualise airline flights (click for more details):