Data Sources for Visualization
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Sometimes the most challenging aspect of creating data visualizations is finding an interesting data set that tells a story. As I’ve mentioned before, try all you want but dressing up dull data won’t disguise poor data. The truth of the matter is, if you don’t have good data even the most visually stunning infographics will still look like they’re missing something.
We’ve all heard it: according to Hal Varian, statistics is the next sexy job .
A breakthrough method to graphically represent knowledge enables software developers to easily build intelligent agents such as Apple's Siri and IBM Watson. Nov 16, 2011, San Diego, CA - Artificial intelligence vendor ai-one will unveil a new approach to graphically represent knowledge at the SuperData conference in San Diego on Wednesday. The discovery, named ai-Fingerprint, is a significant breakthrough because it allows computers to understand the meaning of language much like a person.
ArcGIS Online Map Services Use these map services to create web maps in ArcGIS Online, or access them directly from ArcGIS for Desktop and ArcGIS for Server. Developers can access them through ArcGIS Web Mapping APIs to build web applications.
Physical geography Variables: Latitude and longitude of each country's centroid, mean elevation, mean distance to nearest ice-free coastline, mean distance to nearest ice-free coastline or sea-navigable river, distance from a country's centroid to nearest coastline, distance from a country's centroid to nearest coastline or sea-navigable river, total population, percent of population within 100km of the coastline, percent of the population within 100km of the nearest coastline or sea-navigable river, percent of land area within 100km of the coastline, percent of land area within 100km of the nearest coastline or sea-navigable river, percent of population in the geographic tropics, percent land area in the geographic tropics, and the typical population density an average person experiences, by country.
(December 5, 2011) How do we know that media make a difference? We’ve looked at the numbers.
National institutes of statistics
The Data-gov Wiki is a project being pursued in the Tetherless World Constellation at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute . We are investigating open government datasets using semantic web technologies.
Tim Finin, 3:50pm 6 November 2009
In his Autumn Statement on the state of the economy, the UK's Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, announced a major initiative to open up availability of government-owned data. The published statement states economic as well as political reasons for opening up government data: "Making more public sector information available will help catalyse new markets and innovative products and services as well as improving standards and transparency in public services."
How many people live in each local authority in England and Wales? The first results of Census 2011 are out and they show population by age, sex and housing across the country. Click on a local authority to see the data, use the search to find an address - or use the dropdown menu to see this map in different ways