Online Charts Builder Hohli Online Charts Builder New version: Try new version of Charts Builder, it based on new Google Charts API 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.
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. An overview of all the tools I tried can be found in this Google Spreadsheet.
How to Perfectly Place Your Furniture in Small Spaces ~ Currently, Kelsie While I'm out on blogging "maternity leave", today's post is from Ash. He gives some great tips on how to make the most of your small spaces. Check it out! Renting or buying a place may not be for everyone, and it is not always easy to get a place with a large space. The bigger the space, the more it will cost. progressive <svg> pie charts Peity (sounds like deity) is a jQuery plugin that converts an element's content into a <svg> mini pie 2/5 donut 5,2,3 line 5,3,9,6,5,9,7,3,5,2 or bar chart 5,3,9,6,5,9,7,3,5,2 and is compatible with any browser that supports <svg>: Chrome, Firefox, IE9+, Opera, Safari. Download version 3.2.1 Uncompressed 8.7Kb jquery.peity.js Minified 3.6Kb (+gzipped 1.7Kb)
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.
AGBeat The rise in demand for visualization of information in the form of graphics and infographics is happening at a staggering pace and these visualizations are popping up in board rooms across America, on blogs and social networks, and in client presentations, in an effort to present data in a memorable, easy to digest visual format. Truth be known, most of these visualizations are just as ugly as a Power Point presentation theme from 1994, but at least people are trying, we suppose. Speaking of Power Point, many people whip out their drag and drop skills and create “infographics” for lack of a better term, to achieve their goal of visualization, but this often falls short. Yesterday, AGBeat introduced you to Piktochart, an infographic app for busy professionals that come with pre-loaded themes of infographics that are far superior to most peoples’ PPT skills. But sometimes, you may be looking for a fast, simple way to add a single chart to your blog to illustrate a point.
15 data visualisation tools to help you present ideas effectively The number of digital skills you need in order to be a functional and useful member of your organisation are increasing at a rate you might be struggling to keep up with. As well as the ability to understand your analytics and be fully aware of basic SEO skills, you need to be able to present information and data in the clearest manner possible to members of your team and, of course, your senior management. Luckily you don’t have to be a graphic design wizard to achieve this. Here is a list of different free and premium visualisation tools that will help you communicate your ideas in a variety of formats, for a range of different experience levels. And hopefully you’ll pick up some impressive new skills here too.
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.