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Global terrain maps from Stamen Missed this one from last month. Stamen announced the release of a whole lot of new terrain map tiles for around the world. Four billion of them. The original Terrain… Heptathlon rankings with parallel coordinates The Guardian covered the rankings for the women’s heptathlon, specifically how Nafissatou Thiam from Belgium pulled off a surprise gold. Long-exposure bird flights Using a long-exposure photography technique, Xavi Bou captured bird flight patterns in his series Ornitographies. Every fastest man on one track The New York Times has been pulling from the vault for this year’s Olympics, adapting previous graphics to current results. Generate your own fantasy map Martin O’Leary made a Twitter bot, Uncharted Atlas, that posts automatically generated fantasy maps. Michael Phelps race times since his first Olympics That Michael Phelps. Streamgraph of Olympic medal wins Katie Ledecky domination charted What makes the Olympic athletes great Many hate pie charts.

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What Are The Hardest Languages To Learn? [INFOGRAPHIC] Learning a new language can be difficult, but some languages can be trickier than others. For native English speakers, the difficulty level of a new language depends on a variety of factors. So which are the most difficult to learn? Data Visualization Field on Twitter By: Jeff Clark Date: Sun, 26 Feb 2012 I consider myself one small part of a community on Twitter that focuses on information visualization, computational design, and interaction design. Collectively we tweet about our personal work, highlight other work of quality or that has interesting characteristics, critique approaches or individual designs, discuss tools and techniques, and suggest interesting datasets or projects. I'm grateful to be connected with such an interesting group of people and I've learned a great deal from them. Moritz Stefaner is an important part of this group and in July 2011 he created an interesting map of this community he calls The VIZoSPHERE. Basically, he started from a set of 18 selected twitter accounts, found their friends and followers and included any twitter account that met a minimum criterion of connectedness.

Data Visualization Fundamentals Ready to watch this entire course? Become a member and get unlimited access to the entire skills library of over 4,900 courses, including more Design and personalized recommendations. Start Your Free Trial Now Overview Transcript View Offline Exercise Files Released Got a big idea? How to Be an Educated Consumer of Infographics: David Byrne on the Art-Science of Visual Storytelling As an appreciator of the art of visual storytelling by way of good information graphics — an art especially endangered in this golden age of bad infographics served as linkbait — I was thrilled and honored to be on the advisory “Brain Trust” for a project by Pulitzer-Prize-winning journalist, New Yorker writer, and Scientific American neuroscience blog editor Gareth Cook, who has set out to highlight the very best infographics produced each year, online and off. (Disclaimer for the naturally cynical: No money changed hands.) The Best American Infographics 2013 (public library) is now out, featuring the finest examples from the past year — spanning everything from happiness to sports to space to gender politics, and including a contribution by friend-of-Brain Pickings Wendy MacNaughton — with an introduction by none other than David Byrne. Accompanying each image is an artist statement that explores the data, the choice of visual representation, and why it works.

Why It Pays To Be Bilingual Being bilingual provides a variety of perks. Aside from giving you the ability to impress your latest love interest by reciting foreign poetry, being bilingual also pays dividends – monetarily, cognitively, and culturally. See the graphic below to find out why. Note to teachers, edubloggers and all those interested: Want to use this infographic in your class or share it on your blog? No problem! You’ll find a cool collection of classroom activities and sharing options below.

Tipping Etiquette Around the World Growing up I never really understood the tip, it always seemed as though we were just paying twice for someone to do their job. However as I’ve gotten older I’ve realized tipping is a pretty important thing. After all these people are handling your food and other important things you don’t want them messing with/up. As a poor college student tipping sucks, but I do it even if it is just a dollar or two, a tip is a tip right? MetaLayer launches community to make better infographics (exclusive) How can big data and smart analytics tools ignite growth for your company? Find out at DataBeat, May 19-20 in San Francisco, from top data scientists, analysts, investors, and entrepreneurs. Register now and save $200! MetaLayer, a startup that helps you make visualizations from complex sets of data, has launched a new data community for people to share visualizations they’ve made with its service. “We want to do to data analysis what Apple has done to computers: Make data so intuitive that anyone can gather insights from tons of data,” said Metalayer Chief executive Chris Burrage in an interview with VentureBeat.

Visualizations That Really Work Not long ago, the ability to create smart data visualizations, or dataviz, was a nice-to-have skill. For the most part, it benefited design- and data-minded managers who made a deliberate decision to invest in acquiring it. That’s changed. Now visual communication is a must-have skill for all managers, because more and more often, it’s the only way to make sense of the work they do. Data is the primary force behind this shift.

Circos Table Viewer - Circular Visualization of Tabular Data // with Circos - Circular Genome Data Visualization Before uploading a data file, check the samples gallery to make sure that your data format is compatible. Your file must be plain text. Your data values must be non-negative integers.

Are We Wired For Mobile Learning? Because of the proliferation of new technologies, the younger generation today is outgrowing traditional forms of education – remember pencils, chalkboards, textbooks and graphing calculators? Whether we are in the car, on the train, at work, or in a classroom, mobile technology in particular is giving us the ability to learn on-the-go. See the infographic below to learn why we are wired for mobile learning, and how we can use mobile technologies to educate ourselves. Note to teachers, bloggers and all those interested: Want to use this infographic in your class or share it on your blog? No problem! The following embed code is yours to copy and paste.

The Imperfections of the U.S. Judicial System I figured this infographic would be appropriate given the recent controversy in the Casey Anthony trial. Honestly I haven’t been following the coverage enough to form an opinion. But judging by my recent Facebook news feed, several of my friends have followed the trial and have quite a bit to say about it. Considering how popular shows like Law & Order are, I’m sure this infographic will entertain the majority of you readers. As an engineering student, I must say the legal system goes way over my head in complications.

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