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Highcharts, Impressive Javascript Library

Highcharts, Impressive Javascript Library Highcharts, Impressive Javascript Library

Torstein Hønsi from Vevstein Web has created a really impressive Javascript charting library. Highcharts allows a developer to easily include interactive charts in websites or webapplications. Highcharts currently supports line, spline, area, areaspline, column, bar, pie and scatter chart types. Read more

Pivot: An Experiment from Microsoft to Browse Data

Pivot: An Experiment from Microsoft to Browse Data

From the Microsoft Live Labs comes a new and ambitious experiment called Pivot. It allows a user to browse huge lists of items in a powerful, informative and fun way. Read more

Digging for Images with Google Image Swirl

Digging for Images with Google Image Swirl

Google just released a new Google Labs project called Image Swirl. It is a visual search engine for images built to explore search queries from different visual perspectives. Read more

ASK KEN™ – Visual Knowledge Browser

ASK KEN™ – Visual Knowledge Browser

ASK KEN™ is sort of a Node-Link diagram that allows to visually navigate through interconnected topics provided by the Freebase Service. It takes advantage of the latest HTML5 features by using the canvas element for drawing the graph dynamically. Read more

AJAX Visualization Framework InfiView

AJAX Visualization Framework InfiView

I recently stumbled upond a Visualization Framework that seems to be around for quite some time now: InfiView. A video introduction has opened my eyes for it and I thought I share it with our readers. Read more

Cartagen – A Framework for dynamic Mapping

Cartagen – A Framework for dynamic Mapping

Cartagen (http://cartagen.org) is a vector-based, client-side framework for rendering maps in native HTML 5. Written in JavaScript, it uses the new Canvas element to load mapping data from various sources, including OpenStreetMap. Read more

16 Javascript Libraries for Visualizations

16 Javascript Libraries for Visualizations

As data visualization often needs to reach a broad audience the browser is becoming the number one tool to publish and share visualizations. We've collected 13 JavaScript visualization frameworks that help you get started faster, keep it flexible and develop with higher reliability. Read more

Flow Map Layout

Flow Map Layout

Flow Maps are a useful way to display changing values in geocraphical context. A team of researchers from the Stanford University have released a paper about their algorythm for computer generated Flow Maps. Read more

Easily add Geocode with MapSpread

Easily add Geocode with MapSpread

What do you do if you have a dataset, say an Excel file and you need to map that data. Maybe you plan to do a ModestMaps application but the data doesn't have any geolocations. Let's see how you could go about the problem and how you can use a new application called Mapspread for this purpose. Read more

Use iGoogle as a Data Dashboard

Use iGoogle as a Data Dashboard

Ever had the need to communicate data clearly without having to distribute the raw data? Maybe by quickly include an interactive chart in a webpage? Then FusionCharts Google Gadget maybe the perfect solution for you. 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

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To successfully visualize your ideas you need adequate tools. Pencil and paper for basic ideas. Pixel or Vector graphics for more precision. Scripting languages for interactive visualizations. Serverside data processing for dynamic or real-time visualizations. To give you an overview over the best tools available we introduce libraries, applications, web services and so on.

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