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The availability of open data and new trends in data visualisation will transform how we understand our cities.

The availability of open data and new trends in data visualisation will transform how we understand our cities. | Wiki_Universe | Scoop.it
Due to the increasing availability of large urban datasets, it is now becoming easier to produce online visualisations that capture and help interpret the complex spatial dynamics of cities. Duncan...

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7 Data Visualization Tools You Can Use In The Classroom

7 Data Visualization Tools You Can Use In The Classroom | Wiki_Universe | Scoop.it

No matter what happens, there will always be a demand for data visualization tools. Data on its own can be pretty boring and brightening it up with images and other visual tools, it can make normally inaccessible information much easier to digest. (Editor’s Note: It’s also great for information reading literacy, and the new Common Core demand for multimedia “texts.”)

 

There are a number of fantastic tools out there that will present your data in an accessible manner. All of the tools listed below are free and chances are you’ve used one or two of the tools mentioned before.


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bancoideas's curator insight, January 17, 2013 5:34 AM

Muy interesante!

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What is an infographic? | Visual.ly

What is an infographic? | Visual.ly | Wiki_Universe | Scoop.it

"This is an infographic about what is an infographic. Using Lego blocks and photography we wanted to show that.a good infographic is simple and require and requires little text."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, May 5, 2013 11:47 AM

This infographic is great for showing how basic an infographic may be, and to help students understand what goes into creating a graph. The four key concepts, collecting data, sorting data, arranging data and presenting the data visually (so others may understand it) are true when students learn how to make graphs...and most students have played with Legos at some point so there is a quick connection. To see the full infographic click through to Visual.ly.

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What Is Visualization?

What Is Visualization? | Wiki_Universe | Scoop.it

This seems like a straightforward question, but it’s proven to be a difficult one to answer. Even visualization researchers – people who think about the subject all day and every day – don’t have a clear definition of what visualization is. Is it synonymous with information graphics? Does visualization have to be computer generated? Does data have to be involved, or can it be abstract? The answers vary depending on who you ask.

To me, visualization is a medium. It’s not just an analysis tool nor just a way to prove a point more clearly through data.

Visualization is like books. There are different writing styles and categories, there are textbooks and there are novels, and they communicate ideas in different ways for varied purposes. And just like authors who use words to communicate, there are rules that you should always follow and others that are guidelines that you can bend and break...


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Fàtima Galan's curator insight, September 12, 2013 3:50 AM

"Visualization is like books. There are different writing styles and categories, there are textbooks and there are novels, and they communicate ideas in different ways for varied purposes. "

Patrice Mitrano's curator insight, January 30, 2:16 AM

De très nombreux exemples d'infographies, malheureusement pas toujours aboutis. A croiser avec d'autres infographies ou représentations sur des sujets identiques ou bien à rapprocher des données sources.

Sang Lee's curator insight, June 17, 6:57 PM

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