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 by Shan Carter. Copy and paste data from Excel, which I feel like I’ve done a billion times, and then take your pick from Actionscript, JSON, XML, and Ruby. Simple, but a potential time saver. [via]
Simple data converter from Excel
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Data Underload #11 – American Hockey
American interest in hockey went from practically zero to near Canadian status.
Scale of Sports Fields and Courts
Here are the major sports drawn at the same scale to help appreciate the differences between field and court sizes.