Data Visualization Resources
Here are off-site links to examples demonstrating different visualization techniques.
- Links between UK government websites
- Russian internet marketing community makes SigmaJS look great.
- Subreddit Connections: I especially like the "magnifying glass" rollover effect for revealing local detail.
- Data Visualization References Network: This demonstrates the rollover effect in an extreme form that might be too much of a good thing.
Interactive, animated depiction of water levels in California reserviors combines a map with chart of historical and current data.
Realtime Internet Attack Map earns the "visualization most like a video game" award. I need to upgrade up the visual design of my visualizations.
Hans Rosling's TED presentation from way back in 2006 is still relevant as
a model of using visualization to help reveal patterns in historical data. He's
clearly passionate about the subject.
One of the world development visualizations from Han Rosling's presentation recreated using Google Public Data Explorer
- Google Ideas projects use data visualization to help understand and address specific social or ecological challenges.
- Many alternate depictions of bike-share ride data reinforces the point that multiple different visualizations of the same dataset can yield a better understanding than a single one.
Tools and Libraries
- D3: Multi-purpose charting and graphing tool
- Dimple: Helper layer to make D3 easier to use for common charting cases
- SigmaJS: Mapping tools, an open-source alternative to Google Maps
- ProcessingJS: Versitile visual programming language that can be used to produce lively visualizations
- Google Fusion Tables: Tools for those that don't mind their data being uploaded to The Goog
- Google Public Data Explorer/a>: Interactive tool for creating embeddable visualizations from public data or your own datasets
- Gephi: Interactive Java application for visualizing and exploring data sets ("Like Photoshop™ for graphs" - a bit dated, but still very useful)