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Turn Data Into Knowledge

Turn Data Into Knowledge | Visual Communication | Scoop.it
Every day we face challenges – from the personal, such as the quickest way to get to work, or what we should eat, to global ones like climate change and how to sustainably feed and educate seven billion people on this planet, writes Rufus Pollock, Founder, Open Knowledge

At Open Knowledge we believe that opening up data – and turning that data into insight – can be crucial to addressing these challenges, and building a society in which is everyone – not just the few – are empowered with the knowledge they need to understand and effect change.

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Fàtima Galan's curator insight, October 8, 2014 8:11 AM

"Data is everywhere and we commonly talk of ‘digital economies’ now, of a ‘networked society’. But making sense of data – turning it into knowledge if you like – and then using it wisely, is still one of the greatest challenges we face as a global and increasingly interlinked society.

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Reuse and redistribution: the data must be provided under terms that permit reuse and redistribution including the intermixing with other datasets. The data must be machine-readable.

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Personal data should never be ‘open’ and freely accessible to everyone. Rather, we strongly believe that each of us should control our personal data – both to have access to it and to know (and decide) how it is used.

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With digital technology – from mobiles to the Internet – increasingly everywhere, we are seeing a data revolution. We are living this revolution both in the amount of data available and in our ability to use, and share, that data. And it is changing everything we do – from how we travel home from work to how scientists do research, to how governments set policy.

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Tableau Public: A Free Data Visualisation and Web Publishing Tool | Fuzzy Logic - Cartographic Consultants

“As someone who works on a daily basis with spatial data, I am always looking for new ways to analyse and showcase the datasets I am presented with.”
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Geographic information systems invade big data - Tech Page One

Geographic information systems invade big data - Tech Page One | Visual Communication | Scoop.it
“Tech Page One Geographic information systems invade big data Tech Page One Geographic information systems (GIS), which are best known for their mapping functions, are invading big data. These systems have reached new ...”
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Mapping Data: A guide for making #geodata visualizations | #ddj #methods #tools

Mapping Data: A guide for making #geodata visualizations | #ddj #methods #tools | Visual Communication | Scoop.it

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luiy's curator insight, July 10, 2014 5:48 AM

As an add-on to our presentation we produced two more things, that some of you out there mind find helpful too:

 

- Mappable Toolset: The number of tools to process data, make maps, interactive visualizations etc. is continuously growing. While we love new tools, this leads to a situation that makes it quite hard to keep an overview of which tools are good for a certain tasks, where to find them and how much they cost. To keep track of the tools we've used so far and as a guide for others we thus collected our toolset. Have a look at it here:English version, German version.


-  Mappable Cheat-Sheet: Making maps and other visualizations with a geospatial component is certainly not a trivial tasks. There are many pitfalls, take alone spatial reference systems as an example, that might completely mess up your visualization if you don't handle them correctly. We thus created a checklist for making geodata visualizations in (data-driven) journalism. You can find it here: English version, German version.

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36 Excellent Data Visualization Tools | SmashingApps.com

36 Excellent Data Visualization Tools | SmashingApps.com | Visual Communication | Scoop.it

“ Data is always useful but it is not easy to comprehend it when it is not presented understandably. This is where data visualization comes in; there are many”


Via Siarhei Mardovich, Jesse Soininen, Guilhes Damian
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Guilhes Damian's curator insight, July 1, 2014 2:55 PM

36 Excellent Data Visualization Tools via @jessesoininen http://bit.ly/1jGRQEj

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Are infographics the future of business intelligence?

Are infographics the future of business intelligence? | Visual Communication | Scoop.it
Are infographics the future of business intelligence?Business intelligence adoption remains low in many companies - even if it's used at all. There are many reasons for this.
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Barry Magee's curator insight, July 12, 2014 2:25 PM

This was a game changer for a project I'm running in IBM.  The moment we were able to present data in a more visual way the users responded completely differently - even though the data itself was identical.  We in effect did some of the 'heavy lifting' in interpreting the data and refocused user 'call to action' away from interpretation and instead onto prioritization of what they were seeing and deciding what step to take next.

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SNCF Open Data - Les TGV sont-ils à l'heure ?

SNCF Open Data - Les TGV sont-ils à l'heure ? | Visual Communication | Scoop.it
746 263 TGV ont circulé entre 2012 et 2014. La section DataMatch du magazine explore avec l'agence Ask Média la régularité des trains TGV en datavisualisation.

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50 New Tools Democratizing Data Analysis & Visualization | GreenBook

50 New Tools Democratizing Data Analysis & Visualization | GreenBook | Visual Communication | Scoop.it
Just as we've seen the shift to "DIY" data collection platforms, we're also seeing the development of a whole new class of self-service data exploration and (Worth another look if you're getting into data visualisation from @ResearchShare
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Watch_Dogs WeAreData | #smartcities #opendata

Watch_Dogs WeAreData | #smartcities #opendata | Visual Communication | Scoop.it
Discover how data controls the cities of Paris, London and Berlin in these hyperconnected times.

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luiy's curator insight, May 28, 2014 6:28 AM

Watch_Dogs WeareData gathers available geolocated datain a non-exhaustive way: we only display the information for which we have been given the authorization by the sources. Yet, it is already a huge amount of data. You may even watch what other users are looking at on the website through Facebook connect.

Emeric Nectoux's curator insight, June 3, 2014 2:50 PM

Good visualization of streaming data geo-located. 

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How Location-Based Apps Will Shape the Future of Shopping - The Crux | DiscoverMagazine.com

How Location-Based Apps Will Shape the Future of Shopping - The Crux | DiscoverMagazine.com | Visual Communication | Scoop.it
From hyperlocal ads to aisle-by-aisle store maps, merchants are using smartphones to track shopping habits in ever-growing detail.
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New Geospatial Computing Lab Exploring Smart Apps That Sense Locations ... - DirectionsMag.com

New Geospatial Computing Lab Exploring Smart Apps That Sense Locations ... - DirectionsMag.com | Visual Communication | Scoop.it
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Strava Global Heatmap

Strava Global Heatmap | Visual Communication | Scoop.it
100 million rides and runs, 220 billion data points visualizing the best roads and trails worldwide.
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The Remarkable Power Of Visual Metaphors To Make Us More Creative

“Figurative images, such as an illuminated or a blown bulb, can improve our insights--but they can also dim them.”


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Fundamental Ways We Use Data Visualizations

“The fundamental ways we use data visualizations effectively (with examples).”


Via Bonnie Hohhof, Jesse Soininen
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Big data and mapping – a potent combination - Information Age

Big data and mapping – a potent combination - Information Age | Visual Communication | Scoop.it
“Big data and mapping – a potent combination Information Age The Aberdeen Group's recent report 'Location Analytics: Putting the Evolution of BI on the Map' revealed that organisations with data visualisation tools are able to access timely...”
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The Importance Of Data Visualisation

The Importance Of Data Visualisation | Visual Communication | Scoop.it
“The importance of data visualisation for businesses in today's data-centric world is paramount.”
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Data Visualization is the Top Priority for Business Intelligence Software Buyers

Data Visualization is the Top Priority for Business Intelligence Software Buyers | Visual Communication | Scoop.it

“SoftwareAdvice, a company that recently got acquired by Gartner, has published a report on Business Intelligence software buyer trends that caught our attention.”


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12 Data Storytelling Blogs to Follow | Capsidea Blog

12 Data Storytelling Blogs to Follow | Capsidea Blog | Visual Communication | Scoop.it
NYTimes: 2 to 1 - Germany and 1989 Recently Visual Loop posted 90 datavis tumbrl blogs to follow. For only covering Tumblr, this is a ton of blogs! But what are the best data blogs? That question was asked at Quora several years ago. At the moment, there are 50 answers with long lists of suggested blogs. It’s true, there are a lot of great blogs about data, analytics, statistics, data mining and data visualization but it is near-impossible to name the best. Everything depends on what you want to learn about. Within our product hypothesis confirmation process, we accumulate a huge list of data blogs to learn best practices and tools bloggers use to analyze and visualize data.  This research helped us to created the product that considers much of the tips and tricks data artists usually use. Now we’ve decided to share a list of data blogs we love. The list is arbitrary arranged and blogs are in no particular order. Dataviz artists and evangelists These blogs answer different quest

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Guilhes Damian's curator insight, July 3, 2014 9:57 PM

12 Data Storytelling Blogs to Follow http://bit.ly/1jOZ5tP #dataviz #blogs #storytelling (via @albertocairo)

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Brands to publish compelling visual stories via Visual.ly Campaigns - VizWorld.com

Brands to publish compelling visual stories via Visual.ly Campaigns - VizWorld.com | Visual Communication | Scoop.it
Brands to publish compelling visual stories via Visual.ly Campaigns
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As I had mentioned from my last interview, Data Visualization Scientists looking for work should take a look at joining Visual.ly.
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Flow Map

Flow Map | Visual Communication | Scoop.it
The Data Visualisation Catalogue, helping you find the right data visualization method for your data
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The BigData-Startups Open Source Landscape 2.0

The BigData-Startups Open Source Landscape 2.0 | Visual Communication | Scoop.it
The Big Data open source tools landscape is growing rapidly.
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#Eurovision2014: how it played out on Twitter | CartoDB

Geotagged Tweets mentioning Eurovision and key terms, May 10, 2014.
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Location analytics market set for strong growth | Kognitio

Location analytics market set for strong growth | Kognitio | Visual Communication | Scoop.it
Location-based analytics are set for significant growth in the coming years.
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The whole of Barcelona’s heritage in a map | 300.000 km/s

The whole of Barcelona’s heritage in a map | 300.000 km/s | Visual Communication | Scoop.it

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Location analytics 'worth $11.84bn by 2019', says analyst - Research Magazine

Location analytics 'worth $11.84bn by 2019', says analyst - Research Magazine | Visual Communication | Scoop.it
Location analytics 'worth $11.84bn by 2019', says analyst
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US — Analysts at MarketsandMarkets are forecasting that the location analytics market will be worth $11.84bn globally by 2019.
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