Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Websites about Data Mapping and Visualization

DocuBurst: visualisation of a document content
Here I present a list of interesting websites about data mapping and visualization. Some of them may not be very relevant, but are meant to be inspirational.

1. Social Explorer
A free collection of historical census data maps and reports. You can quickly generate maps of Brooklyn and the rest of the U.S., with information about the population, poverty, race, gender, income,...
2000 Census Tract - Race in Brooklyn (Left: % White | Right: % Black)

2. Information Aesthetics
A very inspiring weblog by Andrew Vande Moere, an Associate Professor at K.U.Leuven university in Belgium that explores the symbiotic relationship between creative design and the field of information visualization. More specifically, it collects projects that represent data or information in original or intriguing ways.
Trulia Crime maps: Visualizing Where Crime Happens in U.S. Cities
Geo-tagged photos on Flickr (red), Twitter (blue) or both (white)
3. Visual Complexity
This website intends to be a unified resource space for anyone interested in the visualization of complex networks. The project's main goal is to leverage a critical understanding of different visualization methods, across a series of disciplines, as diverse as Biology, Social Networks or the World Wide Web. It functions as a database that can inspire, motivate and enlighten any person doing research on this field.
Visualizing Lisbon's traffic
Nike+ City Runs
Visualisations of the New York Times
4. History Pin and HyperCities
HyperCities displays historical maps as overlays on today's map of cities. In the same way does History Pin show old photographs as an overlay in todays map of the city.
HyperCities showing an historical map of Manhattan
5. We Feel Fine
This website is an interesting experiment, as it tries to explore the human emotion on a global scale. The information is generated through an automatically scan every ten minutes, through blog posts on the Internet, for the phrases 'I feel' and 'I am feeling'.
Madness - A swarm of 1,500 feelings posted on the Internet

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