Mapping murder throughout the world Comparing murder rates of countries can really highlight the countries with problems - the ones in seriously need attention. A high murder rate gives a "tip off" that something needs to change. The UNODC have collected together all the national data on homicide for 207 countries. But of course nothing is ever simple when bringing together national statistics. 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.
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. Now I’ll take a higher-level view and compare these tools with each other; mapping out my learnings. Full disclosure: My experiment was highly influenced by the tools I already knew before I started trying new ones.
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? A Facebook network rendered in Gephi Okay, maybe not, but for practitioners and researchers alike, data visualization can reveal insights that aren’t always obvious from looking at the raw data, no matter how well organized it may be. 20 Good Map Creation Tools for Students A couple of years ago I published a list of 21 online map creation tools. Since then some of those tools have gone offline and new tools have replaced them. Here's my updated list of online map creation tools for students and teachers.