Posts Tagged ‘data’

Visualizing friendships

April 12, 2012

A recent survey of 20 cartographic experts from around the world flagged this up as one of their top ten most expertly designed maps. Plotting the link between a Facebook user’s location and that of their  friends reveals a remarkably detailed map of the world. Remember that all you are seeing here is great circle arc joining a sample of pairs of facebook friends. It’s best viwed by clicking the link to ‘View high-res’.

http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=469716398919

 

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Privacyscore

March 13, 2012

Launched last month, Privacyscore will provide an estimate, on a scale of 0 (worst) to 100 (best), of the privacy risk associated with giving a website your personal and behavioural information.

http://privacyscore.com/

 

Zanran

September 30, 2011

Not sure we’ve had a new search engine for a while and this looks interesting for finding data and statistics:

http://www.zanran.com/

“Zanran helps you to find ‘semi-structured’ data on the web. This is the numerical data that people have presented as graphs and tables and charts. For example, the data could be a graph in a PDF report, or a table in an Excel spreadsheet, or a barchart shown as an image in an HTML page. This huge amount of information can be difficult to find using conventional search engines, which are focused primarily on finding text rather than graphs, tables and bar charts.

Put more simply: Zanran is Google for data.”

Chart Porn

April 23, 2010

Data can often be very hard to visualize and get your heard round, but this site makes dense blocks of data into something you really want to explore…

http://chartporn.org/

(Thanks to E for submitting this).

data visualisation

February 20, 2009

TOTD hears that this will be the “next big thing”.  We’ve looked at Wordle before but here are more:

http://www.bewitched.com/ has some interesting examples – particularly the Name Voyager

and here’s a delightfully library oriented lot:

http://www.infochembio.ethz.ch/en/holdings.html

Now why can’t all data be presented in this way?!