Rekonstruktion einer historischen Visualisierung - Bump Chart Edition

Ein ausführlicher Artikel über eine aufwändige Rekunstruktion einer antiken Visualisierung mit Hilfe von d3js. Anhand von Code Beispielen wird detailliert auf die Herangehensweise eingegangen. 

I believe the first time I encountered this chart was when its companion that shows state populations was labelled Most Ridiculous Chart On Earth (In All History). Ridiculous, perhaps, but also beautiful. I wanted to answer the question of how much effort it would be for me to recreate it using only code.

Turns out it takes about 700 lines of code, and nearly 100 lines of configurations to record the color combinations and visual styles used for each city. As there are 90 cities with their own visual style, I’d say this isn’t too bad!