Cartes et animations statistiques du monde
Gapminder Desktop: Explore the World of Data from your own Computer Each single infosthetics.com reader should now be well aware of Hans Rosling's impressive TED talk, and thus know the practical use of Gapminder World, an online set of interactive graphs that allows for the exploration of the world's statistical data. To overcome the online requirement, Gapminder Desktop [gapminder.org has recently been released for all operating systems. Based on Adobe AIR technology, this "No Internet Required" software allows people to explore the same data from their own computer, even when there is no Internet connectivity available. In particular, Gapminder Desktop is aimed to teachers and students to bookmark and present global trends in all sort of situations. It comes preloaded with 600+ indicators on health, environment, economy, education, poverty, technology, and so on. In the movie below, Hans Rosling shows how to use Gapminder Desktop to present global trends.
Gapminder & Data Explorer, pour la beauté des statistiques - Statosphère, les statistiques du web et d'ailleurs Les données statistiques environnementales, démographiques et économiques ont cela de passionnant qu'elles sont toutes plus ou moins fortement corrélées entre elles : l'accès à l'eau potable a une incidence sur l'espérance de vie, la contraception dépend en partie du niveau d'éducation ou encore la quantité d'émission de CO2 est liée à la consommation de carburant. Imaginez maintenant que ces données soient en plus rendues accessibles par année et par pays et qu'il soit possible de visualiser l'ensemble sous la forme d'une représentation graphique animée : compte tenu de l'infini des combinaisons à tester, des interactions improbables à découvrir, on entre d'un seul coup de plain-pied dans l'exploration statistique multidimensionnelle. Et c'est précisément ce type d'outil que Gapminder et Google Data Explorer s'emploient à mettre à notre disposition.
Afrique subsaharienne : territoires et conflits
There are some new talks online from Hans Rosling, who became famous due to his verbal sports-commentary style when presenting the trends and predictions of world statistics during a TED talk back in 2006. During his most recent TED@Cannes talk, held about a month ago, Hans Rosling used various physical props like IKEA storage boxes and miniature icons of living conditions to communicate the implications of the current world population growth. Watch and enjoy the talk below. Also see: . Hans Rosling Gapcast . More Recent Talks from Hans Rosling (with Original Physical Props)
Next to its sexy visualization for-the-masses called Many Eyes, data-crazy IBM has some more serious clientèle to cater for. Its "ILOG Elixir development team" shows off the data rendering capabilities of Adobe Flex through the online demonstration World Factbook Dashboard [ibm.com]. The heavily stylized application contains various gauges, 3D column and pie charts, a radar chart, a treemap and a world map view, which are all coordinated and synced through some very smooth animated effects. The different views also allow for the dynamic, user-driven scaling of the color legend, while countries can be compared by those in their immediate neighborhood. Exploring such data-rich dashboards seem to provide me with a weird sensation I cannot put my finger on. Is it information-interaction-overload? IBM's Rendition of the World Factbook as an Interactive Dashboard
ILOG Elixir Blog Author: Damien Mandrioli A second version of the world factbook dashboard with new stuff. This demo uses 7 components of the ILOG Elixir components suite.
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atlas of the real world (new book) the "worldmapper" metaphor, originally first posted on infosthetics.com in March 2006, is slowly but surely taking over the world. its success is remarkable, as it does not happen often that a new visualization method is taken over by the popular press. the stacked flow chart as a listening history & its many reincarnations such as Lastgraph or as newspaper infographic comes closes, but still has a long way to go. what was first featured in newspapers & magazines from Australia to the UK, from Bulletin of the World Health Organization to the National Geographic & everything inbetween, now has become an independent book annex Atlas, titled "Atlas of the Real World". it should be available at your local book shop or order it now at amazon.com. [link: worldmapper.org|via creativereview.co.uk]
Show World: Morphing Country Sizes by Statistics - information a
Who enjoys the fastest internet? South Koreans do, according to Ookla- the average South Korean Internet connection is more than 3x faster than the average connection in the US. Eastern European countries like Latvia and Lithuania are also at the top of the pool. Within the US, there is tremendous variation by state.
Google Public Data Explorer [google.com] is yet the latest entry in the ongoing race to democratize data access and its representation for lay people. Similar to Many Eyes, Swivel, Tableau Public and many others, Google Public aims to make large datasets easy to explore, visualize and communicate. As a unique feature, the charts and maps are able to animate over time, so that any meaningful time-varying data changes become easier to understand. The goal is for students, journalists, policy makers and everyone else to play with the tool to create visualizations of public data, link to them, or embed them in their own webpages. Embedded charts are also updated automatically, so they always show the latest available data. Google Public Data Explorer