Posts Tagged ‘visualisation’

Wind map

May 9, 2012

This art project uses data from the US Digital National Forecast Database to produce a zoomable map showing an animated tracery of lines to depict wind direction and speed.


New Lanark 3D animation

July 26, 2011

This excellent piece of 3D animation is part of  The Scottish 10, a project that uses 3D laser scanning to create exceptionally accurate digital models of Scotland’s five UNESCO designated World Heritage Sites, plus five international ones, as part of a process of conservation and management.

Twitter record

May 2, 2011

Twitter recorded the highest ever rate of sustained tweets during the buildup to news that Osama bin Laden was dead, as shown by this graphic.

A World of Tweets

January 11, 2011

It’s some time since we had something on Twitter statistics. Here’s an interesting visualisation that takes advantage of HTML5 and cloud computing to show where in the world people have been tweeting in the past hour.

What they know

September 17, 2010

When you visit a popular website, that visit may trigger hundreds of tracker files that are used by other companies to track what you are doing across the web. This nice visualisation from the Wall Street Journal clearly shows the extent to which you are more or less exposed to such tracking on a variety of sites.

[Thanks again to LJ for this suggestion]

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…

(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: has some interesting examples – particularly the Name Voyager

and here’s a delightfully library oriented lot:

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