Data & Visualisation

Climbing Mount Everest

A colleague and I have both been researching Mount Everest Base Camp treks lately. Mount Everest, or Sagarmāthā in Nepali, is the tallest mountain on earth. With a peak at  8,848 m (~29,000 feet) its top is further away from sea level than any other place on earth.

That’s all well and good, of course. But exactly how high is that? The Washington Post published an amazing graph the other day that tries to show just that.

Scaling Mt Everest

The fact that they take you all the way to sea level first and then let you climb the page is so well thought out! Sometime the counterintuitive turns out to be the most intuitive! Go there.

(via FlowingData)

By René Clausen Nielsen

I'm pretty much in love with a data. Or, the knowledge we can extract from it. Or, rather, the better decisions that can be made based on said knowledge.

I hold a M.Sc in Sociology a MA in Historical Social Enquiry (Social History + Historical Sociology + Global Development), and work as Information Management Lead at the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. I guess you can call me a Computational Sociologist of Global Development and Humanitarian Action. No less.

That's pretty much it, really.