In a similar vein to his geo-tagger’s map of tourism, Eric Fischer creates another visualisation that demarcates geographical areas. This time combining flickr and Twitter by representing tweets with a geo-tagged photo link with blue dots and a geo-tagged flickr photo with orange dots (both are represented with white dots). Beautiful.
This image, while not revealing a huge amount of insight, is rather beautiful — considering it visualises all the activity from the Champion’s League Final between Barcelona and Manchester United last month.
From the FT Weekend:
… activity (from both teams combined) during the second half of the Final. The large spikes are goals; the taller ridge represents touches; the shorter ridge represents passes.
A Data visualization showing global Android device activations from October 2008 to January 2011. I particularly like the countdown to significant events such as Droid and Galaxy launches
Facebook Intern Paul Butler delves into Facebook data to reveal an alternative map of the world through its 500 million members’ social connections rather than political or geographical borders.
This video is a great example of how the numbers alone don’t do the subject justice. After a poignant start in 1945, with the first test in New Mexico and the subsequent war deployments in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the time accelerated video reveals the extent of nuclear testing until 1998. It goes particularly mental around 1962 at the time of the Cuban missile crisis.
Jer Thorp from blprnt.com (and author of the incredibly useful getting started in visualising data post) managed to get his hands on a data set of mobile phone records of 10 million people from an undisclosed European country, crunched them in Processing to produce this rathre beautiful 3D rendering of call length data.
Especially liked this goal to creating a data visualisation:
I want people to say ‘Oooh…!’ when they turn the page to it. Once they’re hooked, though, I want them to learn something – the ‘Aaah!’ moment.
Doug McCune plotted crime statistics on a map of San Francisco as elevation creating peaks and troughs in relation to the amount of crime. This one visualises prostitution peaking on Shotwell St. at the intersections of 19th and 17th. See more crime categories here.
Information Architect’s Web Trend Map is in final beta. It visualises the 140 most influential people on twitter, sorted by #name #handle #category #influence #activity and can be bought as an AO poster.
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