Phil Simon at the SAS Data Roundtable blog points readers to the Data Visualization Catalogue, a very useful resource being created by Severino Ribecca.
Michael Friendly and Daniel J. Denis have a wonderful interactive timeline on milestones in the theory and practice of data visualization. Be prepared to spend a lot of time there; it’s a deep well. Milestones in the History of Thematic … Continued
My New Year’s gift to all y’all is this recommendation: RUN DON’T WALK to download Google Refine. (No affiliation, just a satisfied customer.) Refine is an app that expedites data cleaning, thereby eliminating hours and hours of tedium and letting me … Continued
Presenting headline news (via Google) in the age of information visualization. This is Newsmap, created by Marcos Weskamp, a Bay Area design engineer who does infoviz and interaction design. Here’s how this treemap works: As you mouse over each box, … Continued
Created by a couple of UK computer science students, this newly upgraded aggregator/search engine delivers results that are both broad and deep. Tags are used extensively and to good effect, but the infoviz applications are where the action is. The … Continued
For readers with an interest in the nuts and bolts, here’s a look at how we operate — literally. WORKING KIT FOR SYNOPTICAL CHARTS LLC iMac 24″ (OS X) – Big MacAcer Desktop (Windows Vista/Ubuntu Linux) –Quarter PounderDell Studio Laptop … Continued
Urging users to be “Data Rockstars” (oy), software company Tableau is sponsoring a visualization contest. Entrants are to select and depict one of two data sets: proposals for US stimulus projects or data from 2007 mortgage applications around the nation. … Continued
As part of his larger mission of promoting “fact-based” public health policy, Swedish physician Hans Rosling founded Gapminder.org, which aims to make world health data available and understandable to everyone. Back in 2006, Rosling gave a well-received TED presentation on … Continued