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Data Visualization for Tablets and Touch Screens

Data Visualization for Tablets and Touch Screens | visual data | Scoop.it

At the end of 2012, comScore estimated there were 52.4 million tablet owners in the U.S.; Apple sold another 19.5 million iPads in the first three months of 2013 alone. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that some companies, such as Roambi, Tableau, and Bloomberg are starting to offer mobile, touch-aware data visualization apps.


There are plenty of open design questions to work out for touchable data visualization: How to make intuitive gestures that are easy to discover and remember, whether touch may have advantages in data storytelling interfaces, and how to blend gestures into more traditional UI designs, among others.

Not only will tablet usage continue to grow, but other opportunities for museum installations, kiosks, and large-format presentation systems offer plenty of use-contexts to explore data visualization that takes advantage of the full interaction bandwidth afforded by these new displays and devices.

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How Google Builds Its Maps—and What It Means for the Future of Everything

How Google Builds Its Maps—and What It Means for the Future of Everything | visual data | Scoop.it
An exclusive look inside Ground Truth, the secretive program to build the world's best accurate maps.


Behind every Google Map, there is a much more complex map that's the key to queries but hidden from view. The deep map contains the logic of places: their no-left-turns and freeway on-ramps, speed limits and traffic conditions. This is the data that Google uses to navigate you from point A to point B.

Last week, Google showed me the internal map and demonstrated how it was built- the first time the company has let anyone see how the project it calls GT, or "Ground Truth," actually works.

Google opened up at a key moment in its evolution. The company began as an online search company, but then the mobile world exploded. Now, where you're searching from has become almost as important as what you're searching for. Google responded by creating an operating system, brand, and ecosystem that has become the only significant rival to Apple's iOS.

And for good reason. If Google's mission is to organize all the world's information, the most important challenge -- far larger than indexing the web -- is to take the world's physical information and make it accessible and useful...


Read the entire article for a fascinating look at how Google utilizes mapping systems, geo data, mobile technology, and visual representation to manage massive amounts of data from varying sources, including one of the most important to the success of Google Maps- human intelligence.

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New in the App Store: Infographics for iPhone and iPad

New in the App Store: Infographics for iPhone and iPad | visual data | Scoop.it

Download for free- if you have a chance to check it out on an iPad, that is definitely the way to go for the best browsing experience, but the iPhone version will give you some mobile eye candy as well.

 

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Fascinating Infographics about the Internet

Fascinating Infographics about the Internet | visual data | Scoop.it

This link is a collection of inforgraphics about the Internet.

The gallery of visualizations looks at global web browser statistics, user behavior, online entertainment and more.

A few examples: Firefox is losing a slice of its share to other web browsers, while Internet Explorer still somehow holds on to roughly 50% of the market. Also how productivity is affected as a result of the internet and social networks, with the most unproductive apps and websites being Twitter and Facebook.

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10 Infographics and Visualization Apps for iOS

10 Infographics and Visualization Apps for iOS | visual data | Scoop.it

As infographics continue to evolve and grow in popularity, so do the different ways we can view them. Infographic specific apps have begun showing up on mobile devices- the functions of these apps include viewing world statistics, infographic design portfolios, company dashboards, creating mind maps, finding new apps and exploring your music collection visually...

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