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Create interactive maps and visualizations with your data

Create interactive maps and visualizations with your data

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Online Charts Builder Hohli Online Charts Builder New version: Try new version of Charts Builder, it based on new Google Charts API Load From Image URL: MapCite: Web Mapping and Excel Location Intelligence Applications MapCite is a geographic data visualization company that offers both a web mapping and Excel interface for users to analyze their location data. MapCite is a relatively new company and current clients include the NHS and Vodafone in the UK. Oliver Jones, Head of Business Development, who led me through the demo, cautioned that MapCite is “not a GIS” and refers to the company’s products as location intelligence applications.

40 maps that explain the world Maps can be a remarkably powerful tool for understanding the world and how it works, but they show only what you ask them to. So when we saw a post sweeping the Web titled "40 maps they didn't teach you in school," one of which happens to be a WorldViews original, I thought we might be able to contribute our own collection. Some of these are pretty nerdy, but I think they're no less fascinating and easily understandable. A majority are original to this blog, with others from a variety of sources. I've included a link for further reading on close to every one. Intersect this! “Intersection” The Intersection design is a Venn diagram with two overlapping circles - you control what is in the circles and (just as importantly) what lies between. If you have trouble on an older computer, try using an alternative version. This is a 400x300 design, with 800x600 available to subscribers. There are related designs available. Options

PolyMaps Documentation Polymaps is a JavaScript library for generating “slippy” maps in the style of Google Maps, Modest Maps, CloudMade and OpenLayers. Most mapping libraries focus on 256×256-pixel image tiles, with only limited support for dynamic overlays such as county boundaries and point clouds. These libraries assume that data needed to produce the desired overlay can be loaded into memory all-at-once, making it difficult to visualize large datasets. Furthermore, while image tiles automatically adjust in resolution as the map zooms in or out, the overlay resolution remains constant; this greatly limits multi-scale exploration of data, as the resolution must be fixed either for macro- (e.g., state-level) or micro- (e.g., block-level) observation.

40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World If you’re a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and infographics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make a point resonate with readers and this collection aims to do just that. Hopefully some of these maps will surprise you and you’ll learn something new. A few are important to know, some interpret and display data in a beautiful or creative way, and a few may even make you chuckle or shake your head. If you enjoy this collection of maps, the Sifter highly recommends the r/MapPorn sub reddit.

Storytelling with Google Maps Getting started with Google Maps Whether you're highlighting shelter locations during a flood or setting the scene in a broadcast story, a map can be a great vehicle to share information with your audience. Use this site to help you get started with Google's mapping tools—from interactive web maps to HD Google Earth animations for television. Sign up for our mailing listStay up to date on the latest Google Maps and Google Earth tools relevant to journalists, including new crisis maps, fresh satellite imagery and more: Sign up for our Google Group. Get in touchE-mail the Google News Lab at mediatools@google.com.

HTML5: Flow map of internal migration in England & Wales At the start of this year, I wrote a brief post on how we’ve been looking closely at the emergence of HTML5 as a visualisation platform. This week, we’ve published the first fruit of those labours – an interactive flow map of internal migration data for England & Wales: The aim here was to really stretch the technology and give it a tough visualisation challenge to see what it’s capable of. The underlying data used in the map contains over 60,000 migration flows – yet we have still managed to produce an interactive application that will run on an iPhone. I will aim to write some more details later on the development process and the good and bad experiences of transitioning from a platform like Flash. But the majority of solutions to our problems came from a general realisation that HTML5 doesn’t really exist at all, but is more an amorphous mixture of inter-related technologies and javascript libraries that are becoming increasingly cohesive as a development platform.

Top 25 Informative Maps That Teach Us Something Uniquely Different About the World Population of Southeast Asia Compared to the Rest of the World Maps can be great guides for more than just finding routes for traveling. They often provide insight on the rest of the world. Area Cartogram Maps Explored Area cartogram maps are maps of non-absolute space where the areal extent is in proportion to some measured value. Cartogram maps retain a partially accurate relative location and relative space, but the actual area of the individual polygons features are overrepresented or underrepresented based on the assigned values. Area cartograms are useful for visualizing relativity based on a common quantitative attribute such as population. Cartograms were popularized by Erwin Raisz who published the first statistical cartograms of the United States. Raisz was a professor of cartography at the Institute of Geographical Exploration at Harvard University and was most well known for his physical relief maps which were hand drawn. In 1934, Raisz published in the journal Geographical Review an article entitled, “The rectangular statistical cartogram” which popularized the use of cartograms as an educational tool for learning about geography.

The Map Of Native American Tribes - kplu Finding an address on a map can be taken for granted in the age of GPS and smartphones. But centuries of forced relocation, disease and genocide have made it difficult to find where many Native American tribes once lived. Aaron Carapella, a self-taught mapmaker in Warner, Okla., has pinpointed the locations and original names of hundreds of American Indian nations before their first contact with Europeans. As a teenager, Carapella says he could never get his hands on a continental U.S. map like this, depicting more than 600 tribes — many now forgotten and lost to history. Now, the 34-year-old designs and sells maps as large as 3 by 4 feet with the names of tribes hovering over land they once occupied.

Latitude And Longitude Latitude, Longitude, And Great Circles This page describes how to work with Latitude and Longitude in Excel and how to compute Great Circle Distances. You can use Excel's trigonometric and time functions to work with Latitude and Longitude values. There are two different ways express geographical coordinates. The first is to use a time format of degrees:minutes:seconds.

Top 10 Online Tools to Create Infographics Infographics have become extremely popular online tools to create a compelling visualization. Imagine the difference in conveying the beauty of Irises by telling someone about them vs showing them the Iris painting by Van Gogh. There is a world of difference in an image and how much information it can pass through to the viewer. Infographics convey a message much more effectively than a stand alone written article or photo. Clearly and Simply: Choropleth Maps A step-by-step guide to Richard Leeke’s TabGeoHack for creating your own filled maps in Tableau Software Way back in 2009, we had a beautiful guest post by Giedre Aleknonyte describing a workaround to generate Choropleth Maps with Tableau (using version 5.0 by the way). Those days are over. One of the major new features of Tableau 7 is Filled Maps (or Choropleth Maps as we used to call them in all blog posts here). Did I say those days are over? Well, not quite.

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