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This Tract provides a view of Census data on your block

This Tract, by Michal Migurski of Stamen, with some help from Craig Mod, lets you view details of your block by way of Census data.…

Search how phrases have been used via Google Ngram Viewer

Language changes. Culture changes. And we can see some of these changes via what authors write about in books over the years. Google's Book Ngram…

Advanced visualization without programming – Impure

Programming can be tough in the beginning, which can make advanced visualization beyond the Excel spreadsheet hard to come by. Bestiario tries to make it…

Find the names in your data with Mr. People

Inspired by Shan Carter's simple data converter, appropriately named Mr. Data Converter, Matthew Ericson just put Mr. People online. The tool lets you paste a…

How people in your area spend money

The personal finance site Mint aggregates spending data from four million users. At the individual level, Mint is useful in that it brings all of…

Find your flight via visual interface

Booking flights became so much easier when it all shifted online, but it hasn't changed in years. You put in your preferred dates and times…

How K-12 schools in your area measure up

In collaboration with NBC News and The Gates Foundation, Ben Fry-headed Fathom Design shows you how K-12 schools measure up in your area. If you're…

Graph and explore your Gmail inbox

Your email says a lot about who you are, who you interact with, and what you're up to at any given time. Maybe it's receipts…

Simple data converter from Excel

If you've ever created an interactive graphic or anything else that requires that you feed in data, you will love this barebones data conversion tool…

Stack Overflow for data geeks

I can't count how many times I've googled a programming-related question and found myself at Stack Overflow, the question and answer site for programmers. MetaOptimize…

Facebook users who don’t know they are sharing

I'm pretty sure all this Facebook stuff will blow over soon enough. Most people have changed their privacy settings by now. The rest don't really…

Build Online Visualization for Free with Tableau Public

Tableau Software, popular for making data more accessible, mainly in the business sector, just opened up with Tableau Public. The application is similar in spirit…

Build Statistical Graphics Online With ggplot2

Statisticians are generally behind the times when it comes to online applications. There are a lot out-dated Java applets and really rough attempts at getting…

Nebul.us Shows You Your Activity on the Web

Nebul.us is an online application, currently in private beta, that aggregates and visualizes your online activity. Enter your information for Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, etc and…

Data Interface Iterations: Designing webtrendmap.com’s Stacks

This is a guest post by Craig Mod, who collaborated with Information Architects, to develop Web Trend Map. The site, which is largely inspired by…

Collect Data About Yourself with Twitter – your.flowingdata is Live

your.flowingdata (YFD), a Twitter application that lets you collect data about yourself, is now LIVE! I feel like I've been working on this project forever,…

Google Fusion Tables Helps You Visualize and Manage Your Data

As the newest release from Google Labs, Fusion Tables is a tool that aims to make your data more accessible. Today we're introducing Google Fusion…

Indieprojector Makes it Easy to Map Your Geographical Data

Axis Maps recently released indieprojector, a new component to indiemapper, their in-development mapping project to "bring traditional cartography into the 21st century." Indieprojector lets you…

Google Adds Search to Public Data

Google announced today that they have made a small subset of public datasets searchable. Search for unemployment rate and you'll see a thumbnail at the…

A Couple New Looks for Google News

The ever popular newsmap (above), a tree map view of Google News, got a facelift a few days weeks ago. Markos Wekamp, the creator, has…

News at a Glance with New York Times Article Skimmer

The New York Times homepage has a lot of news to report. While well-organized and well-designed, the Times recognizes that there's still room for improvement…

Open Thread: Is Google Latitude Dangerous?

Google recently released Google Latitude, which is an online application that lets you share your location with online friends: Of course when any application shares…