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Milestones in the History of Thematic Cartography, Statistical Graphics, and Data Visualization

Milestones in the History of Thematic Cartography, Statistical Graphics, and Data Visualization
Chord diagram Gapminder Sparkline Tag cloud, Word cloud Grammar of Graphics Cartographic data visualiser Table lens Categorical data graphics Enhanced mosaic display Treemaps Xgobi, ViSta Lisp-Stat Multivariate grand tours Textured dot strips Lexis pencil Parallel coordinates plot theory Interactive maps Nested dimensions Interactive grand tours Interactive time-series Interactive linked graphics Grand tour Parallel coordinates plot Sieve diagram Graphical esthetics Brushing Visibility base map USA Today weather map Mosaic display Fisheye view Draftsman display Bifocal display Geographic correlation diagram Linked brushing S language Cartesian rectangle Committee on graphics Chartbook Circular display Scatterplot Chernoff faces Graphics versus tables scatterplot matrix Bivariate matrix Comparative graphics Social indicator chartbook Innovation Fourier series Star plot Social indicator reporting Biplot Exploratory data analysis Cathode ray tube 1st interactive system Graphical rational patterns Theory of graphic symbols Triangular glyphs

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22 Useful Online Chart & Graph Generators Have you ever encounter situations where you need to create a simple yet good-looking chart, graphs or diagrams and all you have is your browser? Charts are good and effective way to show relationship between entities but sometimes creating one can be pretty challenging especially when your favorite word processing software is not around. In today’s post, we want to highlight some of the best web services that allow you to create various charts and graphs online on-the-fly. Corpus Analysis with Antconc Introduction Corpus analysis is a form of text analysis which allows you to make comparisons between textual objects at a large scale (so-called ‘distant reading’). It allows us to see things that we don’t necessarily see when reading as humans.

Subtleties of Color (Part 1 of 6) : Elegant Figures : Blogs Introduction The use of color to display data is a solved problem, right? Just pick a palette from a drop-down menu (probably either a grayscale ramp or a rainbow), set start and end points, press “apply,” and you’re done. Although we all know it’s not that simple, that’s often how colors are chosen in the real world. As a result, many visualizations fail to represent the underlying data as well as they could.

Fantastic Information Architecture and Data Visualization Resources Jan 15 2010 Information architecture can be a daunting subject for designers who’ve never tried it before. Also, creating successful infographics and visualizations takes skill and practice, along with some advance planning. But anyone with graphic design skills can learn to create infographics that are effective and get data across in a user-friendly manner. Below are a collection of resources to get you going down the information architecture and data visualization path. Whether you just want to become more familiar with infographics and data visualizations for occasional use or are thinking of making it a career, the resources below will surely come in handy. From hieroglyphics to Isotype: Otto Neurath wrote From hieroglyphics to Isotype during the last two years of his life: this is the first publication of the full text, carefully edited from the original manuscripts in the Otto & Marie Neurath Isotype Collection at the University of Reading. Calling it a ‘visual autobiography’, Neurath documents the importance to him of visual material, from his earliest years to his professional activity with the picture language of Isotype. He draws clear connections between the stimulus he received as a boy – from illustrated books, toys, and exhibitions – to the considered work in visual education that occupied him for the last twenty years of his life. This engaging and informal account gives a rich picture of Central-European culture around the turn of the twentieth century, as well as an exposition of the techniques of Isotype. Contents

The Science of Visualization - SA Visual - Scientific American Blog Network What is visualization? When asked of data and information visualization professionals, answers will generally swirl around one of two punch lines…a visual tool that aids in (1) analysis or (2) communication of information. Last week in Chicago at IEEE VIS—an annual conference focused on the tools and technology of visualizing information—Purdue Polytechnic professor Vetria Byrd reminded me that visualization is also a process, one that requires us to think critically and sequentially though the information at-hand. Themes and Benchmarks As a first-time attendee of IEEE VIS, I was hoping to identify themes across presentations, in an effort to weave together a story and make sense of the barrage of information ahead of me. Best paper: Visual Analytics Science & TechnologyReducing Snapshots to Points: A Visual Analytics Approach to Dynamic Network Exploration By Stef van den Elzen, Danny Holten, Jorik Blaas, and Jarke J. van Wijkpreview video I got some answers, I suppose.

Periodic Table of Typefaces Large original English version HERESpanish version HEREPortuguese version HERE PRINTS, SOURCE FILES, and other Periodic Table of Typeface related goodies are available HERE The Periodic Table of Typefaces is obviously in the style of all the thousands of over-sized Periodic Table of Elements posters hanging in schools and homes around the world. This particular table lists 100 of the most popular, influential and notorious typefaces today. As with traditional periodic tables, this table presents the subject matter grouped categorically. - GraphColl GraphColl is now known as LancsBox, and includes many new tools and features. This page is here for reference only. Click the button below to go to the new version.