Interactive Map Reveals Where Football Players Call Home

Interactive Map Reveals Where Football Players Call Home

Once the final whistle blows in the Super Bowl matchup between the Broncos and the Seahawks on February 2, die-hard football fans will have to wait nearly seven months for their favorite sport to begin once again – and that’s including preseason. While offseason football may seem uninteresting to some, it allows fans to take a step back from the action and gain a deeper understanding of the sport at both the NFL and college levels.

Benn Stancil, chief analyst at newly founded analytics startup Mode Analytics, recently released the Github project “Where Football Players Call Home.” The interactive map compares ESPN data from 25,000 Division 1 football players against the US Census, while matching players’ hometowns to their home counties via the Google Maps API. The result is a simple but detailed county-by-county breakdown of college football talent. Players can be sorted by conference, school, and position, and... keep reading

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Personal Storytelling With API-Driven Infographics

Vizify pulls data from your social media accounts to build you a personal website, featuring great visualizations and visual storytelling elements. Here, they share their thoughts on telling personal stories – bios, if you will – with infographics. Streams of personal data + algorithmic analysis + visualization = the ultimate feedback loop With the proliferation... keep reading