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3-D Data Visualization: How State of the Art Technology Enhances Research

3-D Data Visualization: How State of the Art Technology Enhances Research | visual data | Scoop.it

For graduate student Deven Vignali, the three-dimensional data visualization center at Montana Tech has made his life easier.

He’s using the $60,000 state-of-the-art software and tracking system to conduct research for his master’s thesis, proving that passive seismic acquisition techniques can be used to monitor geo-thermal resources, as in hot springs.

It’s the fastest high-performance computing system within Montana academia, said Jeff Braun, head of the Tech computer engineering and software engineering departments.

The system has 10 teraflops of theoretical speed and 1.5 terabytes of memory. Translation: It is equal to between 200 to 400 times the memory of a typical home laptop computer.

That’s why, compared to a regular desktop, the 3-D center greatly reduces research time.

Additionally, Vignali has used only 5 percent of the program’s capabilities, so it has a lot more to offer...

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New open data platform launches

New open data platform launches | visual data | Scoop.it

Open data is everywhere. However, open data initiatives often manifest as mere CSV dumps on a forlorn web page.

Junar, Lunfardo (Argentina slang) for "to know" or "to view," seeks to help government and organizations take the guesswork out of developing their own software for such efforts.

Their open data platform allows organizations to collect and select their data, publish it, create reports and dashboards, and share their data online. The solution can be hosted or integrated into the organization's website, and the data can be made open or for internal use only. End users can "follow" live data on the site, download it, or embed it. There's also a built in API, so the organization doesn't have to develop one of their own.

Junar looks like it's ready to fill the gap in open data publishing with its soup to nuts approach. With lots of great features and an easy to use interface, it seems like a welcome change to the alternatives...

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Data Visualization: 20+ Useful Tools and Resources

Data Visualization: 20+ Useful Tools and Resources | visual data | Scoop.it
There are plenty of cool technologies available to collect and examine data.

Both web and desktop applications have provided some really great interfaces to fall in love with data mining, and with the rise in popularity we have noticed an increased number of infographics created over the past few years.

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How To Design Your Own Infographics...

How To Design Your Own Infographics... | visual data | Scoop.it

Infographics seem to be a real trend today, with new ones popping up daily on all sorts of subjects. From mortgages to ice cream, estimating software to infographics about infographics, there is very little now that hasn't been 'visualised' in some form. Many people don't realise that the term information graphic, or 'infographic' was first coined over 100 years ago, with the Coxcomb chart by Florence Nightingale in 1857 being one of earliest recognised examples. They have existed in many forms since then, but only in the past few years have infographics developed into the art form we know today.

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5 Amazing Data Visualization Tools

5 Amazing Data Visualization Tools | visual data | Scoop.it

Want to create your own maps, graphs, charts, and diagrams but don’t have the software to do it? Here are five top-notch applications which will let you create professional quality data visualizations for free.

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Visual Data Tools, Inc. Announces the Mac App Store Release of DataGraph

DataGraph is an innovative, powerful, and user friendly graphing and charting application for Mac OS X. It minimizes the fuss and frustration associated with creating clean and accurate publication quality graphs and charts and is a great companion for Excel, Numbers or any of the big statistical packages. Even if you already have the data in a spreadsheet, it is typically faster to copy the data into DataGraph and graph it there than to use the built in functions of your spreadsheet application.

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Software Studies: ImagePlot visualization software

Software Studies: ImagePlot visualization software | visual data | Scoop.it

ImagePlot is a free software tool that visualizes collections of images and video of any size. It is implemented as a macro which works with the open source image processing program ImageJ.

ImagePlot was developed by the Software Studies Initiative with support from the National Endowment for Humanities (NEH), the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2), and the Center for Research in Computing and the Arts (CRCA).

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How to Create an Infographic

How to Create an Infographic | visual data | Scoop.it

Infographics are some of the most passed around pieces of content on the internet. If you browse popular social bookmarking sites like Reddit, Digg or StumbleUpon, you’ll find that infographics are regular staples of their most popular posts.
Infographics get linked to. They get passed around. They generate buzz and they generate readership.

So how do you actually go about creating an infographic?

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An Overview of Mapping Tools

An Overview of Mapping Tools | visual data | Scoop.it

An interactive graphic overview on tools, books, researchers in different visualization fields, as well as on key success factors of visualization... 

Clicking on a particular tool, book, person, document, principle or method within a map opens the respective website or homepage in a new browser window or reveals an example.

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Datascaping And Designing With Information

Datascaping And Designing With Information | visual data | Scoop.it

DataAppeal software provides an alternative to complex mapping tools through an easy to use, web-based GIS application that renders typical data files into beautifully designed multi-dimensional maps and datascapes instantly. For architects, landscape architects, urban planners and designers of the built form, the application is a great tool to utilize evidence-based information to expose new site patterns, to provide alternative 3D modes of mapping for communication purposes, and to aid in the initiation of master plan designs.

It’s also a refreshing way to visually engage professional and students with their site-based data...

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How To Creatively & Effectively Build Links Using Public Data

How To Creatively & Effectively Build Links Using Public Data | visual data | Scoop.it
Governments, non-profit and other organisations are under constant pressure to improve transparency and, as a result, are making vast amounts of data available to the public.

 

The range of data sets available is enormous, with 16 nations currently spear heading open data initiatives, and countless private organisations publishing data online – the US alone has published more than 400,000 data sets. This free data presents an opportunity for anyone with a creative mind to produce something of real interest and, in return, acquire quality inbound links to their website.

Furthermore, both the US and UK governments actively encourage their data to be used to create web based apps. These apps can be submitted to http://data.gov.uk or http://www.data.gov and many are rewarded with an authoritative link.

 

This article will look at how you can use public data to produce something of value and how to attract links by marketing your creation effectively...

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Top Ten Best Visualization Tools for Social Media, Blogosphere, Internet & News

Top Ten Best Visualization Tools for Social Media, Blogosphere, Internet & News | visual data | Scoop.it
Art, maps,imagery and graphs add context and a visual component to numbers, locations, and information.

With as much influx of data we contend with on a daily basis, visualization tools allows our brains to take a rest while perceiving content in a different light. In essence, visualization allows us to stop and smell the pixels, in spite of the fact we might learn a few things along the way.

Visualization is a technique to graphically represent sets of data that makes it easier to read and understand. Tools for visualization exist in search, social networks, online communities, mobile apps and desktop applications.

Check out of some of the most unique visualization tools available today...

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d3.js ~ Examples of Visualization Types

d3.js ~ Examples of Visualization Types | visual data | Scoop.it

D3 is not traditional visualization framework. Instead of a system with all the features one may ever need, D3 solves the crux of the problem: efficient manipulation of data-based documents. This gives flexibility, exposing the full capabilities of underlying technologies such as CSS3, HTML5 & SVG.

With minimal overhead, D3 is extremely fast, supporting large datasets and dynamic behaviors for interaction and animation. And, for those common needs, D3’s functional style allows code reuse through a diverse collection of optional modules.

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DataAppeal lets you create your own location-based infographics

DataAppeal lets you create your own location-based infographics | visual data | Scoop.it
It’s often said that we’re in the midst of the information age, which may help explain why there’s been a surge in infographics in recent years – they make data just that little bit more…palatable. But if you’re more of a spreadsheets kind of person than an artist, this application could be what you’re looking for.

DataAppeal is a Web-based, data-design visualization application that allows users to transform their location-based data into infographics through the creation of 3D and animated maps.

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Data Visualization Software | Tulip

Data Visualization Software | Tulip | visual data | Scoop.it

Tulip is an information visualization framework dedicated to the analysis and visualization of relational data. Tulip aims to provide the developer with a complete library, supporting the design of interactive information visualization applications for relational data that can be tailored to the problems he or she is addressing...

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Interactive Mapping & Visualization Software

Interactive Mapping & Visualization Software | visual data | Scoop.it
Map maker software for creating fully customizable interactive flash maps. StatPlanet also comes with over 250 world development indicators which can be visually explored, and used as free educational software.
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Data-Driven Documents

Data-Driven Documents | visual data | Scoop.it

D3 allows you to bind arbitrary data to a Document Object Model (DOM), and then apply data-driven transformations to the document. As a trivial example, you can use D3 to generate a basic HTML table from an array of numbers. Or, use the same data to create an interactive SVG bar chart with smooth transitions and interaction.

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Microsoft® SQL Server 2008 R2 Analytics & Data Visualization | Object Called

Microsoft® SQL Server 2008 R2 Analytics & Data Visualization | Object Called | visual data | Scoop.it
Microsoft® SQL Server 2008 R2 Analytics & Data Visualization Master the Next-Generation Business Intelligence Tools in SQL Server 2008 R2 (New tech posting, Microsoft® SQL Server 2008 R2 Analytics & Data Visualization -
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