Graphics Processors Speed Up Twitter Visualizations New software can use the graphics processors found on everyday computers to process torrents of data more quickly than is normally possible, opening up new ways to visually explore everything from Twitter posts to political donations. Known as MapD, or massively parallel database, the new technology achieves big speed gains by storing the data in the onboard memory of graphics processing units (GPUs) instead of in central processing units (CPUs), as is conventional. Using a single high-performance GPU card can make data processing up to 70 times faster. Right now the prototype technology is being demonstrated on tweets; it can show how a meme is propagating in real time on regional or world maps (watch “Visualizing Big Data in Milliseconds on Cheap Computers”). Many large-scale Twitter visualizations—including animated maps and charts—take several seconds or longer to process data before it can be displayed.
28 Tools to Help You Launch Your Startup — Product Hunt Lean Development Bubble Build a fully functional web app without any code. The goal of Bubble is to make programming easy for those who don’t have experience with its visual programming tool that allows you to build web and mobile applications without any code. So, what is data visualization? from the Course Data Visualization Fundamentals So what is data visualization? It is data visualized. No fancy definitions here for me. But, there's lots of things that go into good data visualizations, but that's not the point of this movie. The point is to really just show some examples and try to set some boundaries for what we're talking about here. And you'll notice probably, that the batteries are pretty broad.
Benedikt Groß – Avena+ Test Bed — Agricultural Printing and Altered Landscapes tagged as: data, generative design, geography, MA, RCA London, scenario, speculative, university Avena+ Test Bed explores the relationship between landscape, agriculture and digital fabrication. Final Aerial Drone Clip The Four Horsewomen of WWE So she modeled the role after her mother. Not that her mother was some crazy scam artist. “She’s a great, perfect mother,” says Becky. “But you know those mothers. When an Irish mommy has a temper!” It’s a particularly fond memory for Becky, primarily because just two years earlier, she found herself cast in a college production of Animal Farm.
Graphic Shows Who’s Buying and Selling Animals Globally Kaitlin Yarnall is the Executive Editor for Cartography, Art, and Graphics at National Geographic magazine. Tiger claws are sold to treat insomnia, and the skin of tiger noses is bought to heal wounds. Along with “tiger wine” made from ground-up bones, these are just a few of the ways that nearly 1,700 tigers were bought and sold around the world in 2013. This new graphic from National Geographic and Fathom Information Design—the first in a new series we’re calling Data Points—reveals many surprises in the animal trade. The United States is the biggest exporter of rhesus macaques, for instance, one of the main species used in medical research (and at times as NASA test-flight subjects). And reptiles are the most-traded animals in the world.
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Visualizing 3 Billion Tweets This is a look at 3 billion tweets - every geotagged tweet since September 2011, mapped, showing facets of Twitter’s ecosystem and userbase in incredible new detail, revealing demographic, cultural, and social patterns down to city level detail, across the entire world. We were brought in by the data team at Gnip, who have awesome APIs and raw access to the Twitter firehose, and together Tom and data artist Eric Fischer used our open source tools to visualize the data and build interfaces that let you explore the stories of space, language, and access to technology. This is big data, and there’s a significant level of geographic overlap between tweets, so Eric wrote an open-source tool that de-duplicated 2.7 billion overlapping datapoints, leaving 280 million unique locations. see the full screen Locals and Tourists site. Locals and Tourists analyzes behavior over time to highlight areas of cities popular with locals and places that are usually documented by tourists.