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Global Carbon Footprints. About this graphic Graphics by Stephen Rountree and Adam Marr Source: World Resources Institute CAIT 2.0 climate data explorer Emissions data and national boundaries are from 2010.

Global Carbon Footprints

For current emissions, per capita emissions, and intensity, the data are measured in tons of "carbon dioxide equivalent. " That is, they include carbon dioxide and five other greenhouse gases (methane, nitrous oxides, hydrofluorocarbons, perfluorocarbons, and sulfur hexafluoride) as measured by their global warming potential. Cumulative emissions are measured in tons of carbon dioxide only. The emissions of Brazil and Indonesia may be understated because the numbers do not include calculations on land use change and forestry. There are high uncertainties in current measures of deforestation's contribution to greenhouse gas emissions, as international authorities work to develop a consistent methodology. The Data Visualisation Catalogue. Radar graphs: Avoid them (99.9% of the time)

Infographics as an Assessment. A Case Study In How Infographics Can Bend The Truth. We’ve made the point time and time again that charts and graphs, though they feel official and true, can lie.

A Case Study In How Infographics Can Bend The Truth

Rarely do you get to see that at work, but the good folks at Hyperakt have sent us a prime case study in infographic deception. The subject, of course, is politics--and in particular, the raging debate over whether the rich should be made to pay more taxes. 10 Steps To Designing An Amazing Infographic. Information can be useful--and even beautiful--but only when it’s presented well.

10 Steps To Designing An Amazing Infographic

In an age of information overload, any guidance through the clutter comes as a welcome relief. That’s one reason for the recent popularity of information graphics. Infographics are visual designs that help to explain complicated data in a simple way (mental-health emergencies at Burning Man, anyone?). Rendering High Resolution Maps in Kartograph. This is going to be a quick run-through the creation of the latest Kartograph showcase which is a high res vector map.

Rendering High Resolution Maps in Kartograph

Select your map projection I really like the idea of starting the map creation process with choosing a map projection. Amanda Cox Talks about Developing Infographics at the New York Times. 001.1 Graphing Fundamentals - chrisgemignani. 001.2 Graphing Fundamentals - Principles 1 - chrisgemignani. 001.3 Graphing Fundamentals - Principles 2 - chrisgemignani. Data science. We’ve all heard it: according to Hal Varian, statistics is the next sexy job.

Data science

Five years ago, in What is Web 2.0, Tim O’Reilly said that “data is the next Intel Inside.” Visualising Data » Resources. IMAODBC 2011: And the winner is … The Bo Sundgren Award of the International Marketing and Output Database Conference IMAODBC 2011 in Obidos Portugal goes to Xavier Badosa from the Statistical Institute of Catalonia Idescat.

IMAODBC 2011: And the winner is …

In his contribution Xavier presented a change of focus or even of paradigm in disseminating official statistics. This gives an interesting insight in developments some offices (like i.e. idescat) have already made or are about to discuss: The Year In Data. Owni’s data team – collectively known as Paule d’Atha – are pleased to present a selection of the best of the best of their weekly round-up of data on the web, from a year that’s seen so many wonderful, innovative, inventive, colorful, moving and funny projects.

The Year In Data

The future is on the cards The World of Seven Billion is a project powered by National Geographic to celebrate the arrival of the seven billionth person on Earth. The contrast between the black background and the bright colors used to represent different income levels, coupled with population density, across all five continents gives the map a beautiful clarity. Case studies. Data values are not 'certain', and there is (almost always) some degree of uncertainty.

Case studies

For example, survey values are usually provided with Confidence Intervals showing the likely range of the data values. Blog » Hexbins! Binning is a general term for grouping a dataset of N values into less than N discrete groups.

blog » Hexbins!

These groups/bins may be spatial, temporal, or otherwise attribute-based. In this post I’m only talking about spatial (long-lat) and 2-dimensional attribute-based (scatterplot) bins. Such binnings may be thought of as 2D histograms. Showing Geo-Located Points with the 'HexBin' Method. Cartographer Zachary Forest Johnson has presented a novel way of representing a large number of geo-located points on a map.

Showing Geo-Located Points with the 'HexBin' Method

He took inspiration from the original 'hexbin' visualization method, short for hexagonal binning (PDF!) , which originally is meant to aggregate scatterplotted points into an hexagonal grid, of which each cell is then colored or sized according to a specific value (e.g. relative density or average numerical value) of those points that fall within it. This method avoids the need to render thousands of, potentially overlapping, points (e.g. see NYTimes Maps U.S. Census Data), hereby reducing visual clutter and rendering complexity, in particular for real-time applications. The new possibilities of the HexBin are demonstrated through the representation of all Wall Mart locations in the US [github.com]. Walmart locations all hexed up. Getting started with googleVis. <script type="text/javascript" src=" google.load('visualization', '1', Calendar View Visualisation. In official statistics we’re used to dealing with highly aggregated data.

To visualise those, bar-, line- and pie charts are standard tools. How to Make an Interactive Network Visualization. Networks! They are all around us. The universe is filled with systems and structures that can be organized as networks. Visualize Complex Data. Seven dirty secrets of data visualisation. Net magazine is the number one choice for the professional web designer and developer. Principles of Data Visualization. More Ways to Visualize Data: Charts. VizWiz - Data Visualization Done Right. How to choose the good chart. Had.co.nz. 5 Rules of Research/Sourcing Infographics. Modern Approaches.

The 3 Phases of Infographic Design. 2012. What challenges? What challenges will bring us 2012 ? Mobile – social – open data and metadata – making data findable and attractive (visualisation!)! ‘Web technologies have become powerful enough that they are used to build full-featured applications; this has been true for many years in the desktop and laptop computer realm, but is increasingly so on mobile devices as well. A W3C document summarizes the various technologies developed in W3C that increase the power of Web applications, and how they apply more specifically to themobile context.’ See also this blog post about mobile: Thinking critically about “infographics,” “data visualizations,” and other visual junk. Use-Infographics.jpg (800×1049) InfoGraphic Designs: Overview, Examples and Best Practices.

25 Best Infographics Of 2011 That Are Still Relevant Today. The Do's And Don'ts Of Infographic Design - Smashing Magazine. How To Design Your Own Infographics. Tips in Designing Effective Infographics.

Getting the Most Mileage out of your Graphics. The Making of an Infographic: The Content Grid v2 - Jesse Thomas - JESS3. Code of Ethics for DataVis Pros.