Today the U.S. Department of Transportation announced the cities that would be awarded with Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Grants. This seemed like a great opportunity to apply some visualization tools to a new data set. The data was manually pulled out of the official PDF announcing the TIGER Grants and put into a Google Spreadsheet. Then it was quick to together a SIMILE Exhibit that pointed to the data.
You can find the resulting map and table at Blldzr.
I create a similar TIGER map using Tableau Public.