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Visits: Mapping the Places you Have Visited

Posted by on Sep 1, 2014 in Blog, Data Visualization | Comments Off on Visits: Mapping the Places you Have Visited

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Visits [v.isits.in] automatically visualizes personal location histories, trips and travels by aggregating geotagged one’s Flickr collection with a Google Maps history. developed by Alice Thudt, Dominkus Baur and prof. Sheelagh Carpendale, the map runs locally in the browser, so no sensitive data is uploaded to external servers.

The timeline visualization goes beyond the classical pin representation, which tend to overlap and are relatively hard to read. Instead, the data is shown as ‘map-timelines’, a combination of maps with a timeline that convey location histories as sequences of maps: the bigger the map, the longer the stay. This way, the temporal sequence is clear, as the trip starts with the map on the left and continues towards the right.

A place slider allows the adjusting of the map granularity, reaching from street-level to country-level.

Read the academic research here [PDF]

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Culturegraphy: the Cultural Influences and References between Movies

Posted by on Aug 22, 2014 in Blog, Data Visualization | Comments Off on Culturegraphy: the Cultural Influences and References between Movies

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Culturegraphy [culturegraphy.com], developed by “Information Model Maker” Kim Albrecht reveals represent complex relationships of over 100 years of movie references.

Movies are shown as unique nodes, while their influences are depicted as directed edges. The color gradients from blue to red that originate in the 1980s denote the era of postmodern cinema, the era in which movies tend to adapt and combine references from other movies.

Although the visualizations look rather minimalistic at first sight, their interactive features are quite sophisticated and the resulting insights are naturally interesting. Therefore, do not miss out the explanatory movie below.

Via @albertocairo .

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YouTube Trends Map: Explore the Most Popular Videos by Location

Posted by on May 9, 2013 in Blog, Data Visualization | Comments Off on YouTube Trends Map: Explore the Most Popular Videos by Location

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The YouTube Trends Map [youtube.com] is a visualization of the most shared and viewed videos in various regions across the United States over the last 12 to 24 hours. It accompanies the more analytical Trends Dashboard to provide a full overview of the the rising videos and trends on YouTube in terms of actual views or shares, filtered by geographical location, gender or age of the viewers.

The demographic information of viewers is solely based on the information reported by registered, logged-in users in their YouTube account profiles. Next to the geographical map, the Trends Map also include a series of horizontal bar graphs, each representing a graphical summary of the top videos for a different demographic. Within each bar, a video is represented by a colorful segment, the colors are drawn from the video’s thumbnail. The width of a video’s segment reflects the number of regions on the map where the video is #1.

See also:
. YouTube View Tracking Data Visualization
. YouTube Swarm Related Videos

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Cal-Adapt: Understanding California’s Climate Change Predictions

Posted by on Jun 8, 2011 in Blog, Data Visualization, Datamining | Comments Off on Cal-Adapt: Understanding California’s Climate Change Predictions

 

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UC Berkeley’s Geospatial Innovation Facility — with support from the Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) agency — has developed a climate adaptation planning tool it is calling “Cal-Adapt” [cal-adapt.org.]? The tool models climate change scenarios in a mapping format, including projections through 2099 for factors such as wildfire risk, sea-level rise and flood risk,? temperature fluctuation, and even snow pack. ? It is particularly interesting to explore the many microclimates that California offers.

The entire, very extensive dataset is available for download, and should keep anyone busy for a long time.

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LinkedIn InMaps Reveals your Professional Network

Posted by on Jan 24, 2011 in Blog, Data Visualization, Media and Markets | Comments Off on LinkedIn InMaps Reveals your Professional Network

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INMAPS [linkedinlabs.com] is a new service that visualizes the collection of a LinkedIn ‘connections’ as a single network graph.? Each color corresponds to a different group within an individual’s professional network and helps identify ways in which the LinkedIn member is connected to others in different categories (and areas where the connections may be scantier.)

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