Thursday, March 11, 2010

Google Public Data Visualization

In a previous post, I mentioned Google's public data feature, which allows users to explore publicly available data sets from sources such as the World Bank.

Now Google has amped up this feature with some new visualization tools. Google calls this set of tools the "Public Data Explorer," and states that now "students, journalists, and everyone else can play with the tool to create visualizations of public data, link to them, or embed them in their own web pages."

You can read the announcement from Google here.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Going to see Tufte

Edward Tufte, pioneer in the field of information visualization and author of such books as "The Visual Display of Quanititative Information," will be coming to Philly to do one of his famous one day courses. I registered as soon as I saw he was coming.

Not to be a shill for the guy, but here's the information on his upcoming courses

I'll let you know how it goes.