Using Netvizz & Gephi to Analyze a Facebook Network This post was originally featured on published on May 6th, 2010. Since the website will be relaunched and the post removed, I have relocated the tutorial to my personal page so that the Gephi community can continue to benefit from it. If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a graph must be worth a thousand spreadsheet rows, right? RSS Feeds for Google Searches This tutorial describes how you can create RSS feeds for Google search results of any query and then subscribe to search results in any feed Reader. Google Alerts, you probably know this, offer an easy way for you to create RSS feeds from the Google search results of any query. This is a good option if you are looking to monitor when new web pages are indexed by Google that match your search query. If you have never created feeds with Google Alerts earlier, here’s a quick primer.
Mining the deep seabed is about to become a reality Mining impacts on ecosystems Many deep sea mining activities often require grinding up seafloor ecosystems using robotic bulk cutters and other heavy mining machines that can be three times the size a large bulldozer. Direct impacts of mining may include the loss of unique species and the destruction of sensitive deep sea habitats. Other important secondary impacts of deep sea mining include: The production of massive sediment plumes which may be hazardous to marine life The creation of noise and vibration from mining machines, seismic surveys, and activities of mining support vessels which may affect noise-sensitive marine mammals like whales and dolphins Light pollution from machinery which may be disruptive to deep sea life that is accustomed to living in darkness Disruption of deep sea carbon sinks which have safely locked up greenhouse gases preventing the acceleration of climate change
The top 20 data visualisation tools One of the most common questions I get asked is how to get started with data visualisations. Beyond following blogs, you need to practise – and to practise, you need to understand the tools available. In this article, I want to introduce you to 20 different tools for creating visualisations: from simple charts to complex graphs, maps and infographics. Almost everything here is available for free, and some you have probably installed already. Entry-level tools
46 Tools To Make Infographics In The Classroom Infographics are interesting–a mash of (hopefully) easily-consumed visuals (so, symbols, shapes, and images) and added relevant character-based data (so, numbers, words, and brief sentences). The learning application for them is clear, with many academic standards–including the Common Core standards–requiring teachers to use a variety of media forms, charts, and other data for both information reading as well as general fluency. It’s curious they haven’t really “caught on” in schools considering how well they bridge both the old-form textbook habit of cramming tons of information into a small space, while also neatly overlapping with the dynamic and digital world.
The top 20 data visualisation tools One of the most common questions I get asked is how to get started with data visualisations. Beyond following blogs, you need to practise – and to practise, you need to understand the tools available. In this article, I want to introduce you to 20 different tools for creating visualisations: from simple charts to complex graphs, maps and infographics. Almost everything here is available for free, and some you have probably installed already. Advertisement Entry-level tools
Vysda- On the Data Socializing Frontier – Vysda Blog The rising popularity of data journalism has spurred action not only amidst major news outlets (in the form of in-house data analytics departments) but also amongst individuals that are utilizing data visualization tools to identify hidden trends in the growing list of public data repositories. Forum-like venues have been increasingly popping up, including the tremendously popular /DataIsBeautiful SubReddit, which allow users to share their findings and engage in open discussions surrounding data and data analytics. As a frequent user of such forums, I often find myself leaving those sites with more questions than answers.
OpenStreetMap Where am I? Welcome to OpenStreetMap! OpenStreetMap is a map of the world, created by people like you and free to use under an open license. Hosting is supported by the UCL VR Centre, Bytemark Hosting and Imperial College London, and other partners. 17 Free Awesome Data Visualization Tools: Free Software 1. StatPlanet StatPlanet is an easy-to-use, interactive data visualization and mapping software. 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.
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.