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Visualising Data » Resources

Visualising Data » Resources
Here is a collection of some of the most important, effective, useful and practical data visualisation tools. The content covers the many different resources used to create and publish visualisations, tools for working with colour, packages for handling data, places to obtain data, the most influential books and educational programmes and qualifications in visualisation itself. * Please note there are another 40-50 items to add to these collections but they are going to be saved for now and launched alongside the new version of this website around April * Data and visualisation tools Resources and learning references

Over 100 Incredible Infographic Tools and Resources (Categorized) This post is #6 in DailyTekk’s famous Top 100 series which explores the best startups, gadgets, apps, websites and services in a given category. Total items listed: 112. Time to compile: 8+ hours. Follow @DailyTekk on Twitter to make sure you don’t miss a week!

Motion Graphics Work That Informs: BBC Knowledge 60 Everything is a Remix episode 4, produced by Kirby Ferguson, a New York-based filmmaker. "Our system of law doesn't acknowledge the derivative nature of creativity. Instead, ideas are regarded as property, as unique and original lots with distinct boundaries. What I Learned Recreating One Chart Using 24 Tools Back in May of this year, I set myself a challenge: I wanted to try as many applications and libraries and programming languages in the field of data visualization as possible. To compare these tools on a level playing field, I recreated the same scatterplot (also called a bubble chart) with all of them. Based on the results, I published two listicles: One for data vis applications and one for data vis libraries and programming languages.

How to Become a Data Visualization Expert: A Recipe In my previous post last week I complained about the state of infovis blogging, arguing that there is not enough freely available quality material around for novices who want to learn, despite new websites and little business pop up every day. Especially, there is not much guidance for people who want to become visualization experts. So I thought, what if one is attracted by visualization and wants to start? Is there anything on the web that helps taking at least the first few steps? So, I came up with the idea of writing a very small initial guide (recipe) to help people take these first steps. (Of course, I know there’s never one single right path. Selected Tools 20+ Tools to Create Your Own Infographics A picture is worth a thousand words – based on this, infographics would carry hundreds of thousands of words, yet if you let a reader choose between a full-length 1000-word article and an infographic that needs a few scroll-downs, they’d probably prefer absorbing information straight from the infographic. What’s not to like? Colored charts and illustrations deliver connections better than tables and figures and as users spend time looking back and forth the full infographic, they stay on the site longer. Plus, readers who like what they see are more likely to share visual guides more than articles. While not everyone can make infographics from scratch, there are tools available on the Web that will help you create your very own infographics. In this article, we’re listing more than 20 such options to help you get your messages across to your readers, visually.

Why “Infographic Thinking” Is The Future, Not A Fad We get a lot of infographic pitches. Almost all of them suck. Why? Quartz/Chartbuilder Going to Data Visualization School - World of Data With the never-ending expansion of online possibilities for quality learning, I got to the can’t-see-the-woods-for-trees phase quite a while ago and tend to forget about some of the high quality stuff out there. Hence, I wanted to get some sort of overview of the possibilities I needed to look into. That used to be an Evernote note. By now I have attended a few of the courses, but there is still plenty out there I should be able to combine with a busy work schedule. Anyway, I have turned the note into this post, which is mainly for my own sanity’s sake, but might be of relevance for others.

40 Essential Tools and Resources to Visualize Data One of the most frequent questions I get is, "What software do you use to visualize data?" A lot of people are excited to play with their data, but don't know how to go about doing it or even start. Here are the tools I use or have used and resources that I own or found helpful for data visualization – starting with organizing the data, to graphs and charts, and lastly, animation and interaction. Organizing the Data Christopher Donohue: Information in a multi dimensional and empowered way By Christopher DonohueIt is such an exhilarating time in which a significant number of the global collective now have access to an abundance of information via the web and social platforms. However, some suffer from information overload. Many also think that information can only reside in books, online text or in documents (Word, Excel, presentations, and databases). But imagine information graphically represented, to help you break through the information flood and enable you and your team to focus on what information and tools are truly needed. Using the web and social media as an example and with this abundance of codified information and knowledge there has become a need to filter the noise. One newer application to help with noise reduction is Bottlenose.

HelpMeViz - Helping people with everyday data visualizations 80 eventos big data de aquí a septiembre En el blog whatsthebigdata me encontré ayer con este listado, que a primera vista impresiona: 80 eventos* nada menos! De ellos destacaría la Gartner Enterprise Information & Master Data Management Summit que va a celebrarse en tres continentes, así como la Big Data Week (aparece como a ser celebrada en Berlín, pero el año pasado se hizo en ciudades de todo el mundo) y el CDO Summit en Londres. Y de nuestro país se mencionan dos eventos que tendrán lugar en Barcelona, el 3 de abril y del 13 al 18 de julio. Alguien quiere completar este calendario con más fechas que se le hayan pasado a Gil Press. *(Actos o mítines, según la RAE.