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Visual Gadgets
Reading a blog post by Jon Udell just now - Visual numeracy for collective survival - I came across this question: What do you call th[e] kind of [map] projection, where country size is proportional to a variable? What do you call something like this, for example? Any ideas? How would you search for it? I started off for a search on "proportional country map", and was lucky enough to soon hit upon an explanation by scanning through the search results: this type of map is called a cartogram, and it's one of several ways of using a map to depict the value of some particular measure or statistic.

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Choropleth Choropleth maps visualize geographic distributions using a color encoding. This example shows U.S. unemployment density by county, as of 2009. An Albers equal-area projection preserves the accuracy of the representation. Choropleth design invented by Charles Dupin . Data Visualization and Infographics Examples and Resources Things wordy, geeky, and webby Since taking a class that discussed Edward Tufte‘s work, I’ve been fascinated by turning information into visual data. His site contains many examples that you could easily spend hours on the site. I have. Plus, I spent several days browsing sites with articles, resources, and examples of infovis (information visualization) in action. It’s not just about presenting data in a presentation or making things colorful.

Insight: Online mapping software for business & foundations One tool. Countless possibilities. Rhiza Analytics is a powerful and elegant analytics research tool that fuses your company’s data with public and syndicated data to give you a 360 view of a situation. Whether it’s making sense of complex customer purchasing patterns across distinct geographies or delivering the right message to the right customer at the right time, Rhiza Analytics produces deep insights about customers, operations and the competitive landscape. Actionable answers to your toughest questions Visualizing Del.icio.us Roundup I have been coming across many del.icio.us tools to visualize usage during my daily researching hours. So many, that I have decided to start making note of the ones I come across. From the span of about two weeks, I have been collecting as many as I could find.

Only two charts exist in Microsoft Excel « BeGraphic, the data visualization tool (The best hidden secret in Data visualization) Would you trust a shortsighted doctor that knows only two pills? Of course not! Well, most data visualization experts(*) give advices about the best graphics among the 72 charts included in Excel… without seeing that these 72 are only variants of two basic ones : univariate (on rail) and bivariate (XY plane). I Charts on rail

AmMaps What payment options do you support? Credit card, PayPal, wire transfer or purchase order. Can I pay using purchase order? Purchase order is available for orders valued 250EUR or more. 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.

Radical Breeze Read On, to find out what it is all about, what you can get. (We try not to sound too ‘hyped’ but we are proud of the software and truly believe every ISC user could find it useful) NOTE: Please do NOT share this with anyone else. Seriously, it was negotiated as part of the deal ONLY FOR RADICAL USERS. Data visualization Data visualization or data visualisation is viewed by many disciplines as a modern equivalent of visual communication. It is not owned by any one field, but rather finds interpretation across many (e.g. it is viewed as a modern branch of descriptive statistics by some, but also as a grounded theory development tool by others). It involves the creation and study of the visual representation of data, meaning "information that has been abstracted in some schematic form, including attributes or variables for the units of information".[1] A primary goal of data visualization is to communicate information clearly and efficiently to users via the information graphics selected, such as tables and charts. Effective visualization helps users in analyzing and reasoning about data and evidence. It makes complex data more accessible, understandable and usable.

Examples Enjoy these sample visualizations built with Protovis. For any example, use your browser to view the source or the backing dataset. Protovis is no longer under active development.The final release of Protovis was v3.3.1 (4.7 MB). The Protovis team is now developing a new visualization library, D3.js, with improved support for animation and interaction. D3 builds on many of the concepts in Protovis; for more details, please read the introduction and browse the examples. Javascript and SVG: Back to the Future Happy New Year! One of the things I am looking forward to in 2012 is yet more improvements in the no-longer-humble web browser. The move towards ‘web apps’ has made browser manufacturers focus on the speed at which users can interact with a page (usually this is done via javascript). This has brought with it remarkable improvements to the usability of complex, interactive data graphics. By way of example, I’d point you to the following page, making sure you are using a modern browser (Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari or IE9+).

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