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Ushahidi helps crowdsourcing crisis information

The Ushahidi Engine is a platform that allows anyone to gather distributed data via SMS, email or web and visualize it on a map or timeline. It is a free and open source project with developers hailing from all over the world working on it. Read more

Pachube.Apps

pachube.Apps is a repository available at http://apps.pachube.com of Pachube applications and feed ‘plugins’ & ‘plugouts’ that can be used either as Pachube input feeds, or to modulate and generate Pachube output feeds – no coding necessary! Read more

Heatmap of Tweets from Super Bowl XLIII

Heatmap of Tweets from Super Bowl XLIII

This heatmap shows the density of postings on Twitter.com over the playtime of this years Super Bowl between the Cardinals and the Steelers. The heatmap gives an intuitively readable visualization of the amount of conversations in a specific area. Read more

Dynamically mapping your data with UUorld

Dynamically mapping your data with UUorld

UUorld (pronounced "world") is a data mapping environment consisting of a mapping application, huge amount of quality statistical data and great exporting features. The goal of UUorld is to make understanding geographical data intuitive and immersive. Read more

10 inspirational videos of data visualizations

10 inspirational videos of data visualizations

As a follow up to mashable's 7 Beautiful Data Visualizations article we present you another inspirational videos of 10 data visualization projects. Some are "Data Visualization Classics" (like Ben Fry's Anemone) and other are fresh young guns with great potential. Some have a more academic approach and focus on comprehensibility while others are shown here with a more inspirational intent. Read more

Start building a ModestMaps application with ease

Start building a ModestMaps application with ease

We're proud to introduce you to a small project we've developed in the past weeks: MM Construct . It's a base application for any Flash AS3 project that uses the excellent ModestMaps library to help you get up and running quickly with your own visualization projects. Read more

Dopplr Annual Report

Dopplr Annual Report

Dopplr has generated what a Personal Annual Report for all it's users. It’s a unique PDF of data, visualisations and factoids about a users travel in 2008. Read more

City Murmur

City Murmur

The city murmur project was initiated by W.A.E. and was realized at the Visualizar '08 workshop in Madrid, Spain. The idea behind the visualization is to see an urban space through the eyes of media. Read more

Animation of the OpenStreetMap edits of 2008

Animation of the OpenStreetMap edits of 2008

An animation showing edits to the OpenStreetMap.org project during 2008. OpenStreetMap is a wiki-style map of the world and this animation displays a white flash each time a way is entered or updated. Some edits are a result of a physical local survey by a contributor with a GPS unit and taking notes, other edits are done remotely using aerial photography or out-of-copyright maps, and some are bulk imports of official data. Read more

Mapping and referencing external data with Drupal

Mapping and referencing external data with Drupal

Jeff Miccolis wrote an excellent recipe how the smart guys over at Developement Seed aggregated geo rich data (KML or GeoRSS) in a RDF data store. They then used the two Drupal modules Views and NiceMap to display the data. For aggregation, they used FeedAPI with KML Parser and FeedAPI RDF processor. Read more

30,000 GeoTagged Flickr images

30,000 GeoTagged Flickr images

This map shows the locations of approximately 30,000 GeoTagged Flickr images. Each red dot represents one or more images. The data for the visualization comes from geobloggers.com and is mapped using the gpsvisualizer.com service. Read more

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