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ConceptNet | Common Sense Computing Initiative

ConceptNet | Common Sense Computing Initiative | visual data | Scoop.it

ConceptNet aims to give computers access to common-sense knowledge, the kind of information that ordinary people know but usually leave unstated.

The data in ConceptNet is being collected from ordinary people who contributed it on sites like Open Mind Common Sense. ConceptNet represents this data in the form of a semantic network, and makes it available to be used in natural language processing and intelligent user interfaces.

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40 Useful and Creative Infographics

40 Useful and Creative Infographics | visual data | Scoop.it
By presenting information in a compact and creative approach, infographics are able to quickly convey knowledge and engage its viewers.

In this collection, you’ll find forty beautiful and educational infographics, displaying the uncommon spectacle of "art meets science".

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Open Source System for Visualizing Time Series Data

Open Source System for Visualizing Time Series Data | visual data | Scoop.it
Open Source System for Visualizing Time Series Data - Open Source Resources for Web Developers...
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Mapping a Shareable World

Mapping a Shareable World | visual data | Scoop.it

A convergence of open data initiatives, affordable data processing, GPS-equipped mobile devices, and easily-available data visualization tools is enabling the creation of maps that expose previously unseen economic, social and cultural trends.

Design firms, journalists and hackers are exploding the notion of a map to create tools that are as revelatory as they are aesthetically pleasing.

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5 misconceptions about visualization

5 misconceptions about visualization | visual data | Scoop.it

Last month, I had the pleasure of spending a week at the Census Bureau as a "visiting scholar." They're looking to boost their visualization efforts across all departments, and I put in my two cents on how to go about doing it. For being a place where there is so much data, the visual side of things is still in the early stages, generally speaking.
During all the meetings, there were recurring themes about what visualization is and what it is used for. Some people really got it, but others were new to the subject, and we ran into a few misconceptions that I think are worth repeating.

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The Open Data Movement

The Open Data Movement | visual data | Scoop.it

The evolution and role of API in building influential and essential tools and applications for web users, plus the demographics of public data usage and more...

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The Internet’s infrastructure, visualized

The Internet’s infrastructure, visualized | visual data | Scoop.it
Washington, D.C.-based telecom company Telegeography has published a map of the undersea cables that physically connect the world’s Internet.
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Tools for Creating Great Infographics

Tools for Creating Great Infographics | visual data | Scoop.it

Current resources, websites and mapping tools for creating infographics online...  Have you used any of these? If so, which is your favorite?

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The Rapid Growth in Unstructured Data

The Rapid Growth in Unstructured Data | visual data | Scoop.it

It is projected that the amount of digital information that will be created in 2010 could fill 75 billion fully-loaded 16 GB Apple iPads.

 

Stacked on a field the size of Wembley Stadium, that "iStack" would reach height over 4 miles high; nearly 280,000 iPads in every layer.

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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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What Data Visualization Can Learn from Game Design

What Data Visualization Can Learn from Game Design | visual data | Scoop.it
Involvement, motivation and narrative: here's how the key concepts of game design and 3D learning environments can be successfully applied to the field of data visualization.
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Designing Quality Infographics: Tips, Resources and Inspiration

Designing Quality Infographics: Tips, Resources and Inspiration | visual data | Scoop.it
Infographics are graphic visual representations of data and information. They come in extremely handy when you need to explain complex information, numbers or data rather quickly and effectively.

Infographics are used worldwide from magazines to metro stations. A great infographic can render complicated information easily understandable and engrossing.

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Searching For An Infographic? Here Are Some Sources...

Searching For An Infographic? Here Are Some Sources... | visual data | Scoop.it

Is it time to change the way that we search for information due to infographics?

In a web environment that is becoming very challenging to pull data (that is usually in a text format) into a graphic, online researchers may benefit for infographics. Wikipedia defines infographics as “graphic visual representations of information, data or knowledge. These graphics present complex information quickly and clearly, such as in signs, maps, journalism, technical writing, and education”.

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Big data equals big opportunities for businesses [Infographic]

Big data equals big opportunities for businesses [Infographic] | visual data | Scoop.it
Research from the University of Texas at Austin argues that companies are not leveraging the data to draw insights that could help improve their businesses.
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The Human Scale of Big Data

The Human Scale of Big Data | visual data | Scoop.it

The 2011 Strata Conference in New York City kicked off on Thursday with a brief introduction by O'Reilly's own Ed Dumbill. He ventures a bold assessment of the present social condition and how data science plays into it: the growth of our networks, government, and information feel as if they are slipping out of our control, evolving like a living organism. Despite this, Dumbill is optimistic, placing the hope to navigate this new "synthetic world" on the emerging role of the data scientist.

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Infographic Of The Day: The Biggest Cliches Of Web Infographics | Co. Design

Infographic Of The Day: The Biggest Cliches Of Web Infographics | Co. Design | visual data | Scoop.it

At Co.Design, we pride ourselves on uncovering the best infographics--meaning the ones that convey complex information with easy-to-understand visuals. There’s usually no shortage of choices--there’s a data boom, after all, and lots of folks trying to make sense of it--but few actually hold up to close scrutiny, yielding more head-scratching than useful information. Which is why Alberto Antoniazzi’s meta-infographic, which perfectly encapsulates the sorts of a failed attempts we regularly come across, made us smile with recognition.

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The World of Data

The World of Data | visual data | Scoop.it

Infographics provides information for how much data we generate on the internet each day. From how many hours spent on facebook to number of tweets posted worldwide per day, this infographic explains how much information is spread on the internet daily.

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Photoshop: Vector-style infographics

Photoshop: Vector-style infographics | visual data | Scoop.it

Learn how to design a simple infographic which combines a statistical message and stylish vector graphics.

Vector art is usually associated with Adobe Illustrator, but similar effects can be achieved using just Photoshop. The style has a minimalist, modern feel and can help to get a point across quickly, while also creating something that looks unique and clean for web or print. This tutorial looks at how an interesting design with a focused subject matter can be created in under two hours.

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Data as Art, as Science, as a Reason for Being

Data as Art, as Science, as a Reason for Being | visual data | Scoop.it

New York Times: Data as Art, as Science, as a Reason for Being...

The exhibition argues that major innovations follow a series of steps: 1) seeing (measuring various phenomena); 2) mapping (organizing information to reveal patterns); 3) understanding (using models to explain complex systems like weather); 4) believing (being convinced that change is possible and necessary); and 5) acting (designing systems that make the world work better).

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Member News: Development Gateway hosts data visualization event, Tech@State | InterAction

Member News: Development Gateway hosts data visualization event, Tech@State | InterAction | visual data | Scoop.it

Development Gateway will host Tech@State on Friday September 23-24. Speakers and panelists will explore new and innovative data visualization techniques, and their applications for international development research and practice.

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Dymaxion projection in OpenLayers

Dymaxion projection in OpenLayers | visual data | Scoop.it

The great Buckminster Fuller created a series of Dymaxion maps utilizing various forms of his patented Fuller projection in the 1940s and 50s. The most well-known, icosahedral form of the projection was devised in Raleigh, North Carolina, in 1954. Fuller intended the projection to better balance shape and areal distortion, while also eschewing the north-south cultural bias he saw in common projections.

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Our Data, Ourselves - GOOD

Our Data, Ourselves - GOOD | visual data | Scoop.it
There's something comforting about cold, hard facts. That which can be counted and measured. Incontrovertible truths.

As our collective obsession with data has intensified, so, too, has our faith in numbers. In the digital era, we’re all data-hoarders, armchair statisticians who believe that the more we have, the more accurate our view of the world will be. We’ve come to rely on the data, convinced that they reveal things about us that mere human observation cannot.

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Most Popular Infographics | Visual.ly

Most Popular Infographics | Visual.ly | visual data | Scoop.it
A rundown of the most used styles of data visualization you can find around the web.
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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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