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Google Fusion Table Now with API

Recently Google released the official API for Google Fusion Tables. If you are not familiar with GFT here’s a brief introduction: Google Fusion Tables is a product launched in Google Labs. It’s a free service for sharing and visualizing data online. It allows you to upload data, share and mark up your data with collaborators, […] Read more

Doodlebuzz

Doodlebuzz

Does the web really need yet another news aggregator? Interactive Designer Brendan Dawes answers this question with an enthusiastic "No Sir". So he created Doodlebuzz – an entirely new way of exploring information. Read more

Billboard Dev API

Billboard.com has recently opened it's developer network and released the first version of their API. Currently a developer can access charts information, later artist and track infromation will be available too. This may open up for some use- and playful visualizations. Read more

Announcing the NYT API Tool

Nick Thuesen from the NYT developers team has put together a small application to play with the NYT API without having to write a single line of code. It allows you to query the API and see the resuts in a readable manner.It also provides you with the URL based on your query. This is great for quickly testing queries or simply to have a play with this great API. Read more

Working with Processing & Google Spreadsheets

Working with Processing & Google Spreadsheets

Jer Thorp from blrprnt.com has published some screenshots from one of his newest projects "Flu Genomics". While there isn't much information available yet about the tool itself, Jer has put together an excellent explanation about the working process he used for this project. Read more

Google Fusion Tables

Google Fusion Tables

Google has recently published a Pre-Alpha version of one of the newest Google Labs projects called Google Fusion Tables. Fusion Tables provide the abillity to visualize tabular data in various ways. Similarity to Many Eyes or the NY Times Visualization Lab are obvious, let's see how Google makes a difference. Read more

Yahoo! Placemaker

Yahoo! Placemaker

Yahoo released a new API called Placemaker on the Where 2.0 conference. Placemaker aims to help making applications and services location aware. Read more

Google Launches Maps Data API

Google Launches Maps Data API

At the Where 2.0 conference Google announced the new Maps Data API.The official descriptions goes:
The Google Maps Data API allows client applications to view, store and update map data in the form of Google Data API feeds using a data model of features (placemarks, lines and shapes) and maps (collections of features). Read more

Open Government Data Initiative

Open Government Data Initiative

Microsoft recently released the Open Government Data Initiative website. The main objective of the OGDI is to publish and use a wide variety of public data from government agencies. OGDI is also a free, open source ‘starter kit’ with code that can be used to publish data on the Internet in a Web-friendly format with easy-to-use, open API's. Read more

New API for financial data

The World Bank has recently released their first API. The original description of the data gives a good overview: The World Bank API offers developers information contained in the most popular World Bank databases. From projects to data and photos, you can access information by country, by type or by topic. Read more

O3D – an open-source API for 3D applications

O3D – an open-source API for 3D applications

Google recently introduced the O3D project on Google Code. The main objective of the project is to develop a new, shader-based, low-level graphics API for creating interactive 3D applications in a web browser. Read more

Weather APIs galore

John Musser from ProgrammableWeb.com has put together a superb list of APIs that allow a developer or programming-savvy designer to retrieve weather data and use it in his visualization projects. Of course the scope isn't limited on visualization but if your anything like me you already got some ideas on how to mash-up the available data to display correlations between weather information and other data. Read more

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