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Scraping websites using the Scraper extension for Chrome. If you are using Google Chrome there is a browser extension for scraping web pages.

Scraping websites using the Scraper extension for Chrome

It’s called “Scraper” and it is easy to use. It will help you scrape a website’s content and upload the results to google docs. Walkthrough: Scraping a website with the Scraper extension Open Google Chrome and click on Chrome Web StoreSearch for “Scraper” in extensionsThe first search result is the “Scraper” extensionClick the add to chrome button.Now let’s go back to the listing of UK MPsOpen mark the entry for one MP Right click and select “scrape similar…” A new window will appear – the scraper console In the scraper console you will see the scraped contentClick on “Save to Google Docs…” to save the scraped content as a Google Spreadsheet.

Walkthrough: extended scraping with the Scraper extension Note: Before beginning this recipe – you may find it useful to understand a bit about HTML. Easy wasn’t it? Instructional and Educational Videos, Animated Explanations, - Explania. The 20 best tools for data visualization. It's often said that data is the new world currency, and the web is the exchange bureau through which it's traded.

The 20 best tools for data visualization

As consumers, we're positively swimming in data; it's everywhere from labels on food packaging design to World Health Organisation reports. As a result, for the designer it's becoming increasingly difficult to present data in a way that stands out from the mass of competing data streams. One of the best ways to get your message across is to use a visualization to quickly draw attention to the key messages, and by presenting data visually it's also possible to uncover surprising patterns and observations that wouldn't be apparent from looking at stats alone.

Event promotion Not a web designer or developer? As author, data journalist and information designer David McCandless said in his TED talk: "By visualizing information, we turn it into a landscape that you can explore with your eyes, a sort of information map. 01. 02. 03. 04. 05. 06. 07. 08. 09. 10. 11. 12. 13. jqPlot 14.

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Selected Tools. By Sindice. Free Data Visualization Software. VisiNav. VisiNav is a system to search and navigate web data, collected from a multitude of sources.

VisiNav

In summary, the system demonstrates how to combine data from multiple sources into a single unified view, how to search and navigate the aggregated dataset, and how to re-use query results from web data in external applications. On a conceptual level, VisiNav deals with objects. Objects can have attributes and links to other objects. For example, there are objects of type Person. A Person has a name; a Person knows another Person; a Person makes Documents; a Person is based near a Location.

Some of the funcationality of VisiNav can nowadays be found in Google's KnowledgeGraph and Facebook's Graph Search. The dataset in the online system has been collected from the web (view top 99 sources - requires SVG-capable browser). Now, the system allows for You can visualise query results in a table, graph, map, or timeline view. The following video demonstrates the capabilities of the system. Andreas Harth. Disco Hyperdata Browser. The Disco - Hyperdata Browser is a simple browser for navigating the Semantic Web as an unbound set of data sources.

Disco Hyperdata Browser

The browser renders all information, that it can find on the Semantic Web about a specific resource, as an HTML page. This resource description contains hyperlinks that allow you to navigate between resources. While you move from resource to resource, the browser dynamically retrieves information by dereferencing HTTP URIs and by following rdfs:seeAlso links.

News 04.03.2007: SemanticWebCentral provides another Linked Data browser called Objectviewer. 03.10.2007: OpenLink has published a new Data Web Browser which, like Disco, also enables you to browse Linked Data on the Web. 01.16.2007: Ivan Herman has written a Disco Bookmarklet. 1. The browser is a server-side application that can be used without installing anything on your machine. The screenshot below shows the browser user interface: You start browsing the Semantic Web by entering a URI into the navigation box. 2. 9 Powerful Free Infographic Tools To Create Your Own Infographics - DATA VISUALIZATION. Powerful Free Infographic Tools To Create Your Own Infographics A Do-It-Yourself Guide to Infographics Infographics are everywhere, and we can’t get enough of them!

9 Powerful Free Infographic Tools To Create Your Own Infographics - DATA VISUALIZATION

By presenting information in a compact and creative format, infographics are able to quickly convey knowledge and engage its viewers. Most Infographics are fun to read and provide valuable information. Important to marketers, submitting unique infographics to the web that have to do with your niche, is one of the best things you can do for online marketing! Below you will find a set of tools you can use to create your own infographics. Free tutorials on how to create awesome infographics (Vectortuts+) After making your first infographic please consider to submit it to The Infographics Archive, the digital library offering links to the worlds best Infographics on the web.

World Economic Datas. Clickstream Data Tools. Online Business Optimization by Omniture. Piwik - Web analytics - Open source. Yahoo! Web Analytics. Impure Blog. Polychart. Sparklines. News 15 June 2013 - Version 2.1.2 Relased This release adds support for jQuery 1.10.0 and other bug fixes and minor improvements.

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See the full changelog for details of all changes. 26 January 2013 - Version 2.1.1 Relased This release adds support for jQuery 1.9.0 along with a couple of other bug fixes. If you're using a version of jQuery later than 1.8, be extra sure you're not rendering your page in quirks mode to avoid breaking tooltips for IE users. See jQuery's notes on quirks compatiblity for more info. See the full changelog for details of all changes. 15 October 2012 - Version 2.1 Released This release is primarily a bug-fix release, but also adds support for Internet Explorer 10. See the full changelog for details of all changes. 29 April 2012 - Version 2.0 Released This release represents a significant code update.

Customizable mouseover tooltips and interaction including highlighting of moused-over values. There's a few non-code updates as well: eg. This release also: Documentation. Quadrigram. Gephi, an open source graph visualization and manipulation software. Crazy Egg – visualize your visitors. The Power of Maps. Maps are both necessary tools for analysis and crucial delivery visuals for foresight and warning products.

The Power of Maps

They constitute a very powerful type of delivery form, as they change both the world and the mind. The pivotal importance of maps and of the process of mapping has notably been shown, in the case of the birth of nations and of nationalism, by two remarkable books: Imagined Communities by Benedict Anderson and Siam Mapped: A History of the Geo-Body of a Nation by Winichakul Thongchai.

Building upon the findings of those master-works, as well as on my own (PhD) research, this post explains the power of maps and then outlines contemporary evolutions, examples and possibilities. As maps influence our way to perceive the world, they also allow for the creation of new political actions, and make possible what hitherto had been unthinkable of. What you would get is something like this, where only the most salient geographical features that allow for bearings are marked: Multiple Outcome Measurement. Jolicharts. Demo Videos. Datavisualization.ch Selected Tools. Webtrends, The Global Leader in Mobile and Social Analytics. AccuTrack SPC™ - Keyword Level Phone Call Tracking Product. The Marketer’s Challenge Digital marketing teams are tasked with optimizing campaigns across Search, Social, Mobile, Display or Email channels, with the objective of driving positive ROI.

AccuTrack SPC™ - Keyword Level Phone Call Tracking Product

Yet, optimization requires effective management of an array of tools and platforms. At Mongoose Metrics, our goal is to give you the technology necessary to navigate the dimensions of Impact, Time and Risk, without adding to the complexity. IMPACT—Reveal the full ROI of your marketing efforts. When there’s a chance a prospect or customer may pick up the phone, it’s imperative to account for and attribute these calls across all campaigns and channels. TIME—Gain insight with little setup. When the management of marketing platforms and the data itself become burdensome, you have little time left for the most valuable part of your job – gathering insights on performance and incremental ROI.

RISK—No need to change existing business processes. Ours is not another complex technology that must be managed. FeedBurner. iPerceptions - Customer Satisfaction Measurement. Visualization Tool. InfoGraphics (Visual Maps) Create and share visual ideas online. Venngage. Infographics and charts - interactive data visualization. Data Science Toolkit. File to Text. Usage Command Line on OS X and Linux Download python_tools.zip, extract into a new folder, cd into it and run .

File to Text

/install This will create a set of scripts you can run directly from the command line, like this: html2text | text2people The command above fetches the New York Times front page, extracts a plain text version, and then pulls out likely names. File2text -h ~/scanned_documents/*.jpg > scanned_text.txt This will run OCR on all the JPEG images in that folder (the same command also works on PDF, DOC and XLS files). Commands that take in inputs that aren't natural-language text or html treat their arguments as the strings to process, rather than file names.

Ip2coordinates "67.169.73.113" If you do want to run one of these commands on a large number of inputs, you can pipe them in from a file on stdin, and each line in the file will be treated as an input: ip2coordinates < someips.txt text2places -h > nytimes_places.csv export DSTK_API_BASE= Command Line on Windows C:\Python26\python.exe Python. Ocropus - The OCRopus(tm) open source document analysis and OCR system. OCRopus™ is an OCR system written in Python, NumPy, and SciPy focusing on the use of large scale machine learning for addressing problems in document analysis. OCRopus 0.7 is the latest release of the OCRopus OCR system. It features a new text line recognizer based on recurrent neural networks (and does not require language modeling), models for both Latin script and Fraktur, and some new tools for ground truth labeling. Installation: To install, use: $ hg clone -r ocropus-0.7 $ cd ocropus/ocropy $ sudo apt-get install $(cat PACKAGES) $ python setup.py download_models $ sudo python setup.py install $ .

/run-test System Requirements: The recommended system configuration is Ubuntu 12.10 (64 bit) with at least 4 Gbytes of memory and a fast processor. Limitations: Primary limitations right now are that performance on multi-column documents and documents containing images isn't very good. Note that these results are without a language model or dictionary and without post-processing. IP Address to Coordinates. Usage Command Line on OS X and Linux Download python_tools.zip, extract into a new folder, cd into it and run . /install This will create a set of scripts you can run directly from the command line, like this: html2text | text2people The command above fetches the New York Times front page, extracts a plain text version, and then pulls out likely names.

File2text -h ~/scanned_documents/*.jpg > scanned_text.txt This will run OCR on all the JPEG images in that folder (the same command also works on PDF, DOC and XLS files). Commands that take in inputs that aren't natural-language text or html treat their arguments as the strings to process, rather than file names. Ip2coordinates "67.169.73.113" If you do want to run one of these commands on a large number of inputs, you can pipe them in from a file on stdin, and each line in the file will be treated as an input: ip2coordinates < someips.txt text2places -h > nytimes_places.csv export DSTK_API_BASE= Command Line on Windows C:\Python26\python.exe Python.

Geolocation and Online Fraud Prevention from MaxMind. Browsing the web of data. Google wonder wheel. GoogAWHO. Prezi - presentation editor. Information Visualization Manifesto. Posted: August 30th, 2009 | Author: Manuel Lima | Filed under: Uncategorized | – “The purpose of visualization is insight, not pictures” Ben Shneiderman (1999) – Over the past few months I’ve been talking with many people passionate about Information Visualization who share a sense of saturation over a growing number of frivolous projects.

The criticism is slightly different from person to person, but it usually goes along these lines: “It’s just visualization for the sake of visualization”, “It’s just eye-candy”, “They all look the same”. When Martin Wattenberg and Fernanda Viégas wrote about Vernacular Visualization, in their excellent article on the July-August 2008 edition of interactions magazine, they observed how the last couple of years have witnessed the tipping point of a field that used to be locked away in its academic vault, far from the public eye. Even though a clear divide is necessary, it doesn’t mean that Information Visualization and Information Art cannot coexist.

Sprint. SOFTWARE. Dzinpress. Online Business Optimization by Omniture. Toolbox. Remote data visualization. GazeHawk - Eye Tracking For Everyone - Usability Services & Software. Edistorm. Information Architects. Infographics. Advertisement The main goal of data visualization is its ability to visualize data, communicating information clearly and effectivelty.

It doesn’t mean that data visualization needs to look boring to be functional or extremely sophisticated to look beautiful. To convey ideas effectively, both aesthetic form and functionality need to go hand in hand, providing insights into a rather sparse and complex data set by communicating its key-aspects in a more intuitive way. Yet designers often tend to discard the balance between design and function, creating gorgeous data visualizations which fail to serve its main purpose — communicate information. In both print and web design infographics — visual representations of information, data or knowledge — are often used to support information, strengthen it and present it within a provoking and sensitive context, depending on designer’s creativity.

Data Visualization and Infographics Virtual Water11Simple, clean, elegant and effective. George W. Mashable. From navigating the Web in entirely new ways to seeing where in the world twitters are coming from, data visualization tools are changing the way we view content. We found the following 16 apps both visually stunning and delightfully useful. Visualize Your Network with Fidg’tFidg’t is a desktop application that aims to let you visualize your network and its predisposition for different types of things like music and photos.

Currently, the service has integrated with Flickr and last.fm, so for example, Fidg’t might show you if your network is attracted or repelled by Coldplay, or if it has a predisposition to taking photos of their weekend partying. As the service expands to support other networks (they suggest integrations with Facebook, digg, del.icio.us, and several others are in the works), this one could become very interesting. BigSpy places stories at the top of the screen as they are dugg. Visualize Flickr Tags Over TimeTaglines from Yahoo! Data browsers. Google-refine. SIGMA. Tabulator.


  1. drbazuk Jun 7 2012
    wow this needs to be sorted and better organised... just shows what happens when it grows too big :(