Runner Data-Logs Her Jogs To Draw Pictures On A Map

One of our 15 favorite recent data visualizations

woman's Nike+ running course shaped like a ninja on a map

Run Drawings

Claire Wyckoff uses the Nike+ run-tracking tool as a data-illustration canvas. Read more](http://www.popsci.com/woman-data-logs-her-jogs-draw-pictures-map)]Courtesy Claire Wyckoff

Visualizations don't all have to be serious. They can be lighthearted—and a little subversive. Claire Wyckoff [NSFW] uses the Nike+ run-tracking tool as a data-illustration canvas: She turns it on, then goes for a run in the shape of an (often lewd) image. This outing, from July, traced Slimer from Ghostbusters through a San Francisco park.

This article was originally published in the November 2014 issue of Popular Science, under the title, "Dawn of the Data Age."