Resources

Contents
Web Sites with lots of Info
Color Tools
Infovis Toolkits/Libraries
Data Sources
Web Development
Web Sites & Blogs

Web Sites with lots of Info

A Gallery of Visualization Galleries
247 ways to draw trees
Gallery of many many different types of visualizations
Another Gallery, organized by subject matter being visualized
Census Bureau InfoVis Gallery
Tableau InfoVis Gallery
Google Charts Gallery
D3 Gallery and even more D3
Big collection from New York Times and The Guardian


 

Color Tools

0 to 255

http://0to255.com

Useful for generating web-safe color palettes.

Color Brewer 2.0

http://www.colorbrewer2.com/

Web based tool to generate color palettes.

Color Laboratory

http://colorlab.wickline.org/colorblind/colorlab/

Another web-based tool to create swatches and palettes. Also allows the user to simulate how colors would be perceived  by people with 8 types of color deficiency.


 

Infovis Toolkits/Libraries

Directories to a hugh number of  Toolkits

http://www.infovis-wiki.net/index.php?title=Software_Links_%28InfoVis_Applications%29

D3

http://mbostock.github.com/d3/
Official D3 Site
Official D3 Wiki
D3 API Reference
D3 Tutorial by Scott Murray (highly recommended! – Required D3 textbook is based on this.)
D3 on Stack Overflow
D3.js Google Group
Mike Bostock’s site
D3.js Gallery
Mike Bostock on bl.ocks.org
Jérôme Cukier and Scott Murray’s D3 tutorial at the Strata Conference
D3 For Mere Mortals
Mike Bostock’s D3 Tutorial
Vadim’s Lecture Slides, D3
Jerome Cukier’s D3 Cheat Sheet
FlowingData D3 Tips
D3, Conceptually
D3 Tutorial Videos by Ian Johnson – Vol I
D3 Tutorial Videos by Ian Johnson – Vol II
D3 Tips and Tricks
TopoJson
D3 Gallery

Another Javascript library from the Protovis team, but far more powerful and optimized. Uses HTML5, CSS3 and SVG to present transformations of data visually, using smooth transitions and animation.

End-User Visualization Software

Tableau

http://www.tableausoftware.com/

Spotfire

http://spotfire.tibco.com/

Infozoom

http://www.infozoom.com/nc/en/home.html

Many Eyes

http://www-958.ibm.com/software/data/cognos/manyeyes/

NodeXL 

http://nodexl.codeplex.com/


 

Data Sources

General Data Sources List

Wolfram Alpha
Quandl
Datamob
Factual
Metro Boston Data Common
Census.gov
Data.gov
Dataverse Network
Linked Data
Guardian DataBlog
Data Market
Reddit Open Data
Climate Data Sources
Climate Station Records
Free SVG Maps
UK Office for National Statistics
StateMaster
Tableau
World Bank Catalog

Health Data

CDC Data

This is a good database of multivariate data and you should find interesting relationships if you decide to create visualizations using this.

Infochimps

http://www.infochimps.com/

Numbrary

http://numbrary.com/

Sports Data

http://www.basketball-reference.com/
http://www.baseball-databank.org/
http://www.databasefootball.com/

Global Health Facts

http://www.globalhealthfacts.org/

UN Data

http://data.un.org/

World Health Organization

http://www.who.int/research/en/

OECD Statistics

http://stats.oecd.org/Index.aspx

World Bank

http://data.worldbank.org/

Census Beareau

http://www.census.gov/

Data.gov

http://www.data.gov/


 

Web Development

Enabling Web Developer Extensions in the Browser
Eloquent Javascript Book
Mozilla Developer Network
DevDocs – Unified documentation on all web technologies
Dive Into HTML5 – Homepage
Dive Into HTML5 – Canvas

Git

Official git command line and GUI clients, official documentation

Clients

GitHub Client for Mac
GitHub Client for Windows
SourceTree for Mac and Windows
TortoiseGit for Windows

Tutorials etc.

Setting up git
Understanding git conceptually


 

Web Sites & Blogs

eagereyes
Gapminder
Flowing Data
Perceptual Edge
Information Aesthetics
Visual Complexity

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