Infographic of the Day: A Strange, Brilliant Map Of The World's Population In the visual syntax of infographics and maps, bigger equals… well, bigger. Large dots on a map or bars in a chart correspond to a proportionally large quantity of stuff being visualized--like, for instance, the number of people living in a certain geographic area. But its new visualization of world population density called "Dencity," Fathom turns this basic graphic language on its head. What if bigger dots on a map signified fewer people, sparsely scattered?
Public Data Sets on Amazon Web Services (AWS) Click here for the detailed list of available data sets. Here are some examples of popular Public Data Sets: NASA NEX: A collection of Earth science data sets maintained by NASA, including climate change projections and satellite images of the Earth's surfaceCommon Crawl Corpus: A corpus of web crawl data composed of over 5 billion web pages1000 Genomes Project: A detailed map of human genetic variation Google Books Ngrams: A data set containing Google Books n-gram corpusesUS Census Data: US demographic data from 1980, 1990, and 2000 US CensusesFreebase Data Dump: A data dump of all the current facts and assertions in the Freebase system, an open database covering millions of topics The data sets are hosted in two possible formats: Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) snapshots and/or Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) buckets. If you have any questions or want to participate in our Public Data Sets community, please visit our Public Data Sets forum .
Blended Mona By: Jeff Clark Date: Wed, 09 Nov 2011 The previous post, Recursive Mona, showed an image of the Mona Lisa constructed from smaller versions of itself. One of the things I don't like about that image, and most other 'photographic mosaic' type images, is that the grid structure controlling the sub-images is so visually prominent. Using multiple scales as I did helps to some degree but the regularity detracts from the overall image. I've tried to improve this by breaking down the squares that require a more detailed rendering into subsquares in a more varied fashion. Malaria: The Drug Resistance Story Drugs and Diagnostics The current treatment for malaria is artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs). ACTs are effective and are well-tolerated by patients, but because of their high cost, patients often purchase cheaper, less-effective drugs, poor-quality drugs, or counterfeits, all of which can increase the risk that drug-resistant strains of malaria will emerge. Resistance has already been observed in Southeast Asia. A nurse dispenses a malaria drug to treat an infected child in Tanzania To improve the availability of treatments and eventually develop a single-dose cure for malaria, it is important to diversify the drug pipeline and invest in the discovery and development of effective non-artemisinin-based treatments.
Data Journalism Awards winners Over 300 applications from all over the world, and the winners were just announced The Data Journalism Awards (DJA) is the prime international competition recognizing outstanding work in the field of data journalism. Sponsored by Google, the DJA 2013 received over 300 applications from all over the world, ranging from major media groups, regional newspapers, and research groups, and the winners were just announced at the award ceremony held at the Global Editors Network News Summit. KrazyDad It’s been a long while since I’ve posted, but hopefully, there are still one or two of you out there who understand the value of a good RSS feed. I’m back to write about a book I’m enjoying, with the following cryptic title: If this line of BASIC code already means something to you, then you are probably going to enjoy the book, go buy a copy right now, the proceeds go to a great charity. If the title looks like a bizarre and useless incantation (it is!), read on.
How To Create Outstanding Modern Infographics In this tutorial you will learn that data doesn't have to be boring, it can be beautiful! Learn how to use various graph tools, illustration techniques and typography to make an accurate and inspiring infographic in Adobe Illustrator. Start by using the Rectangle Tool (M) to draw a shape. Give it a subtle radial gradient too. The entire design is based on a grid of four columns.
Billions of Geotagged Tweets Visualized in Twitter's Amazing Maps Ever wonder what it would look like to plot every single geotagged tweet since 2009 on a map? Twitter has done just that. Twitter posted these maps of Europe, New York City, Tokyo and Istanbul on its blog Friday. They use billions of geotagged tweets: Every dot represents a tweet, with the brighter colors showing a higher concentration of tweets. It's pretty amazing how the mapped-out tweets clearly match with population centers, highways and the like — though perhaps that's obvious. 1.
logTool: Revealing the Hidden Patterns of Online Surfing Behavior logTool [onformative.com] is a data visualization tool that displays your online activity, based on data from the powerful network packet sniffing tool Carnivore. By analyzing the different IP addresses and ports, the visualization is able to determine and represent what kind of application or service sends or receives the packets. Developed for the magazine Weave, logTool was used to digest the surfing behavior of several interaction designers, artists and developers.