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Map and report data with InstantAtlas

As you know, there's this big wave of transparency going on right now, and many organizations want to do more than just post a bunch of spreadsheets. They actually want…

Streamgraph code is available and open source

Some people love 'em and others hate 'em. Now you can play with streamgraphs (seen here and here) yourself, whatever side you might be on. Lee Byron has made the…

Visualize your Last.fm listening patterns with LastHistory

Frederik Seiffert provides this nifty tool, LastHistory, to visualize your Last.fm listening history. Mouse over songs and find repeated track sequences. The visualization itself isn't all that useful, but it…

Sunlight Labs releases mapping framework, ClearMaps

Open data is great, but it's useless if you don't know what to do with it. Sunlight Labs, a group focused on using technology to support open government, recently released…

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 to other online data applications…

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 R, a statistical computing environment,…

Microsoft Live Labs Pivot: Interact With Massive Amounts of Data

What if you could see all the individual bits of information scattered across the Web in one view and then interact with it in a meaningful way? This is what…

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 install a plugin in Firefox…

Make Thematic Maps With Cartographer.js

Like it or not, Google Maps mashups continue to be a Web favorite. It's just so easy to use. Stick a few lines of javascript in your web page, 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 iA's previous work, lets you…

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, but it's finally at a…

Review: RoamBi, Seeing Your Data on the iPhone

This is a guest review by Peter Robinet of Bubble Foundry, a web design company that specializes in building websites for Web startups. What It Is RoamBi is a free…

Review: Beginning Python Visualization

Python is a powerful programming language that's good for a lot of things. I mainly use it for data scraping, parsing, munging, etc, and more recently, for the Web, and…

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 Tables on Labs, an experimental…

Javascript InfoVis Toolkit – New Version Released

As we've seen, javascript is growing into a viable solution for visualization on the Web. John Resig ported Processing to javascript about a year ago and we saw some projects…

Open Source Data Visualization Framework – Axiis

Axiis, an open source data visualization framework in Flex, was released a few days ago under an MIT license. I haven't done much in Flex, but from what I hear,…

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 import KML and shapefiles and…

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 top of the results. Click…

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 changed to a rectangularized tree…

Social Weather Mapping From Google Chrome Experiment

In the promotion of its speedy javascript, Google announces the Chrome Experiment. As part of the Experiment, design group Use All Five give us Small Talk, which is a social…

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 as seen in their article…

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 where you are at any…