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DataMasher [datamasher.org] helps citizens creating mashups of data pulled from data.gov to visualize them in different ways, and to analyze how states compare on important issues. Users can combine different data sets in several ways and create their own custom rankings and color-coded maps of the US states. Already available maps include comparisons of obesity rates in children and how much is spent on their education (per capita) , the most unhealthy states (cancer rate times infant mortality rate), or right brain versus left brain (or, in other words SAT Scores - Mathematics divided by SAT Scores - Reading). DataMasher is one of the 3 finalists of the Apps for America 2 contest, next to govpulse [govpulse.us], a searchable version of the Federal Register, and This We Know [thisweknow.org], a web repository that compiles federal information on a local level. As I understand it, votes can still be casted.
The new website Verifiable [verifiable.com] is yet another contender in the now seemingly crowded social data visualization area, which include other free services like Many Eyes , Swivel , iCharts , Trendrr , Widgenie , Track-n-Graph and Timetric . The goal of Verifiable is to "democratize data" as it allows to easily upload data, visualize it, join it with other data, and allows "the world" to interact with it. Verifiable seems to be unique for its "clean, low-chartjunk philosophy" and its many included functionalities, including the ability to add one-click small multiples, access the data "behind" the visualization, interactively rechart it using different criteria, or to join the resulting visualizations with any other piece of data for comparison. How much space is left in social data visualization? <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
The "Data Visualization 2.0" space happily occupied by services as Many Eyes , Swivel , iCharts , Trendrr , Widgenie , Track-n-Graph welcomes a new member: Timetric [timetric.com]. The web service aims to make it as easy to upload, represent and analyze time series data. Its unique feature, next to its minimalist design, consists of updating the graphs whenever the data they are based on are updated. Next to the ability to upload personal data, the website already contains a large (actually quite overwhelming) number of datasets, situated in the economic, social and environmental realms, such as ECB exchange rates: Euro vs.
Yet another competitor of Many Eyes , Swivel , Track-n-Graph , WidGenie and Trendrr (which will be discussed in the next post): iCharts [icharts.net] aims to optimize the creation, sharing and embedding of interactive charts in online websites, as well as in offline PDF and PowerPoint documents. As an additional feature, users are also able to add audio comments to the charts to convey the informational message more clearly. The interesting TechCrunch50 demonstration video featured below shows how the founders consider the iCharts portal to be: " The YouTube for interactive charts ".
Today, you will find 900 billion charts offline but only 40 million charts online. Because of that, iCharts believes it currently must be too difficult to bring charts online. So it has developed an easy way to create, share, and embed interactive charts. The self-proclaimed “YouTube for interactive charts,” iChart provides a way for users to take data they created with other services like Excel or Google Spreadsheets, and upload that data directly to iCharts. Once collected, users need only to drag and drop the data to the chart to create a fully-modifiable and interactive chart. The startup presented today at TechCrunch50 during the Finance and Statistics session.
Le partage de l’information sur le Web va prendre des proportions incommensurables. Wikipedia , surtout, et les blogues ont conféré au mouvement sa crédibilité. Flickr , YouTube et SlideShare font exploser le monde de l’image. Swivel poursuit la lancée du côté des données et des graphiques.
Faciliter l’accès à l’information pour favoriser de meilleures politiques économiques. C’est autour de cet objectif commun que le Centre de développement de l’OCDE et le site Internet Swivel.com ont conclu un partenariat visant à faciliter l’accès à la base de données Égalité homme-femme, Institutions et Développement (EID-BD) afin de sensibiliser les internautes sur ce sujet d'actualité croissante. Ces derniers pourront ainsi constater les corrélations entre les inégalités hommes-femmes et d'autres problématiques importantes auxquelles la société se trouve aujourd'hui confrontée. Ils pourront ensuite échanger, discuter et débattre entre eux pour mieux comprendre les disparités hommes-femmes dans le monde et militer en faveur de politiques plus effectives qui pourront contribuer à améliorer la condition féminine dans le monde.
Visualizing [visualizing.org] has just been released as the latest online player in the ever-increasing blogosphere about the topic of data visualization. But Visualizing is different in many ways. For one, the man behind the Visualizing initiative is Adam Bly , founder and Editor-in-Chief of Seed and one of the people behind the impressive Design and the Elastic Mind exhibition at MoMA. Together with the fact that Visualizing is also supported by a wide range of highly reputable design institutions , the website positions itself as the most serious media player in the field of data visualization, enjoying an unseen amount of credibility and financial funding. While Visualizing.org's mission is to help make data visualization figure more prominently across the web as a way of understanding complex world issues as they unfold, it is not a weblog in the classic sense.