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We at Stamen have had the pleasure of working with the World Health Organization’s Department of Immunization, Vaccines, and Biologicals going back to 2015. Annually we have helped them to develop their report of global vaccination rates (you can see previous work here: 2016, 2017). The following post highlights some of the key findings from this years report.

Just 10 countries account for 60% of unprotected children

Only 10 countries account for 11.7 of the 19.4 million under and un vaccinated children in the world (60%). This list includes some countries with moderate coverage and very large birth cohorts, and other countries with substantially lower coverage.

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Top 10 countries with most unprotected children

Un and under-vaccinated children disproportionally live in fragile countries

Of the 19.4 million infants who are not fully vaccinated, 8.6 million (44%) live in 16 countries that are polio endemic, fragile or affected by conflict. …


We keep finding ourselves here. Last time I published an article I spoke about how I went about creating a 3D cut map for Matson’s office in Oakland with Stamen. In this post I’ll outline what it took to make a 32′x10′ high res satellite image (that’s 13,824,000 pixels) for SPUR’s office in SOMA.

SPUR is a Planning and Urban Research Association based out of San Francisco with offices in Oakland and San Jose. They asked Stamen to create a satellite image of the Bay Area to highlight the breadth of their operation.

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Setting the boundaries and aspect ratio

We knew two things early on. One, we wanted to show the entire Bay Area; from Marin to San Jose and San Francisco to Vallejo. And two, we wanted to fill the space the piece was going, a roughly 14'x40' wall. If you’re familiar with the Bay you will know the area of interest runs vertically whereas our wall was a very wide, horizontal area. We decided to rotate the image counterclockwise to compensate for this. …


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Sometimes at Stamen we get the chance to create physical works of data visualization for our clients in the tactile world. Matson recently commissioned us to create an anchoring art piece for the boardroom at their recently redesigned offices in Oakland, CA. You may recognize the name from their logo on the side of shipping containers.

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If you haven’t heard of them before, Matson is a leading shipping company founded in San Francisco in 1882 and now headquartered in Honolulu and with operations spanning the Pacific, from Anchorage to Auckland, Shanghai to LA. Matson’s history is pretty fascinating — which includes introducing containerization to the Pacific shipping industry. …

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Alec Burch

Visualizing data at @Stamen.

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