Tag: visualisation

Information is beautiful

I had the great pleasure of attending a talk during the Brighton Festival by the author and journalist David McCandless, expanding on the joys of making information beautiful. A man with a loathing of pie charts (I’m with you there,

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Wind map

This art project uses data from the US Digital National Forecast Database to produce a zoomable map showing an animated tracery of lines to depict wind direction and speed. http://hint.fm/wind/  

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Visualizing friendships

A recent survey of 20 cartographic experts from around the world flagged this up as one of their top ten most expertly designed maps. Plotting the link between a Facebook user’s location and that of their  friends reveals a remarkably

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Graph Word

“This is rather fun!” write E contributing this: http://graphwords.com/ She’s right!  For those who are visually oriented and love words.

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New Lanark 3D animation

This excellent piece of 3D animation is part of  The Scottish 10, a project that uses 3D laser scanning to create exceptionally accurate digital models of Scotland’s five UNESCO designated World Heritage Sites, plus five international ones, as part of

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Visual.ly

The infographic we posted on Friday is a good example of ‘data visualization’ that seems to be all the rage.  There are some great examples at: http://visual.ly/ They’re not quite ready to go yet with their aim to help you create

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Twitter record

Twitter recorded the highest ever rate of sustained tweets during the buildup to news that Osama bin Laden was dead, as shown by this graphic. http://www.flickr.com/photos/twitteroffice/5681263084/

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A World of Tweets

It’s some time since we had something on Twitter statistics. Here’s an interesting visualisation that takes advantage of HTML5 and cloud computing to show where in the world people have been tweeting in the past hour. http://aworldoftweets.frogdesign.com/

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What they know

When you visit a popular website, that visit may trigger hundreds of tracker files that are used by other companies to track what you are doing across the web. This nice visualisation from the Wall Street Journal clearly shows the

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TouchGraph

Every now and then these seem to pop up, but TOTD hasn’t seen this one before: http://www.touchgraph.com/navigator.html (Click on ‘demos’ and search for something as usual).

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