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In Images: Top Winners of 'Information Is Beautiful' Awards

Earth Temperature Timeline

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(Image credit: Randall Munroe)

Garnering the gold in the Data Visualization category, Randall Munroe submitted this timeline of Earth's average temperature since the last ice age glaciation. [See the full timeline here.]

Seasonal Wind Predictions

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(Image credit: Data visualisation by Moritz Stefaner, Project Ukko director Drew Hemment)

Stepping beyond weather forecasts and climate predictions, Project Ukko offers seasonal wind predictions for energy traders, wind farm managers and others, and takes the silver in the Data Visualization category of the Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards.

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The Missing Migrants Map

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(Image credit: Valerio Pellegrini and Michele Mauri)

This visual representation records all the recorded incidents of migrants — deaths and those gone missing — along worldwide migration routes. The graphic secured gold in the Infographic category.

Swanh.Net

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(Image credit: Martin Panchaud)

Earning silver in the Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards, Infographic category, this graphic is an adaptation of Star Wars Episode IV in one piece of 123 meters length.

Data Cuisine

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(Image credit: Dr. Susanne Jaschko and Moritz Stefaner)

The Data Cuisine Workshop, not only garnered gold in the Dataviz Project category, but also the Outstanding Individual for the entire Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards. This project used edible diagrams to investigate the idea of representing data with food.

Roads to Rome

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(Image credit: Team members: Benedikt Groß (Director of Design at moovel Lab) Philipp Schmitt (Computational and Interaction Designer at moovel Lab) Raphael Reimann (Expert for Digital Geography and Urbanism at moovel Lab))

Exploring the ancient question: Do all roads really lead to Rome? this image stole the silver in the Dataviz Project category by displaying mobility patterns.

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Spies in the Skies

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(Image credit: Peter Aldhous and Charles Seife)

Securing gold in the Data Journalism category as well as Most Beautiful in the Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards, this map of government surveillance planes routinely circling major cities shows the extent to which America is being watched from above,

Science Isn't Broken

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(Image credit: Christie Aschwanden, Ritchie King)

Snagging silver in the Data Journalism category, this entry offers an interactive graphic allowing users the opportunity to give "p-hacking" a try.

Shipmap.org

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(Image credit: All design and development by Duncan Clark and Robin Houston)

An ambitious interactive WebGL map of commercial shipping movements, Shipmap.org's mission is to highlight the massive scale of current commercial shipping — including the routes taken around the world, the geographic spread of the different types of boats and the carbon dioxide they produce. The submission secured gold in the Interactive category of the Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards.

What's your pay gap?

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(Image credit: Lam Thuy Vo, Jessia Ma and Paul Overberg)

Taking silver in the Interactive category, this chart exhibits the gender pay gap for U.S. employees.

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Music Taste evolved

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(Image credit: Polygraph)

A graphic expressing how music taste evolved — including every top 5 song — between 1958-2016 also garnered the silver in the Interactive category of the Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards.