ENTRIES TAGGED "data tool"
Visualizing cities' energy usage, population density, and material intensity.
This week's visualization is an interactive web-mapping tool that lets you explore energy usage, material intensity and the overall "urban metabolism" of major U.S. cities.
A look at lesser-known ways to extract insight from data.
Visualizations are one way to make sense of data, but they aren't the only way. Robbie Allen reveals six additional outputs that help users derive meaningful insights from data.
A look at the components and functions of the Hadoop ecosystem.
Apache Hadoop has been the driving force behind the growth of the big data industry. But what does it do, and why do you need all its strangely-named friends, such as Oozie, Zookeeper and Flume?
Figshare wants research data, Accel makes a huge data investment, LinkedIn shares its DataFu.
Figshare relaunches with an eye toward making more research data accessible. Elsewhere, Accel invests $52.5 million in Code 42 and LinkedIn open sources DataFu.
Can redistricting be opened to the public through open source and the web?
DistrictBuilder is a web-based redistricting tool that lets citizens draw their own maps, publish them online and submit them to redistricting authorities.
A Canadian startup aspires to be the GitHub of datasets.
BuzzData looks to tap the gravitational pull of data, then keep people around through conversation and collaboration.
A map made with open data shows the extent of the humanitarian emergency in the Horn of Africa.
A new map made with open data shows the extent of the humanitarian emergency in the Horn of Africa. The data visualization at the the World Food Program website can also be embedded and shared, extending the reach of the request for aid.
Charlie Quinn is mixing data to advance genetic discovery.
Genomics scientist Charlie Quinn is combining experimental data with publicly available information to advance the life sciences.