Is the world getting better or worse? Interactive animation
A set of visualisations telling the story twenty years on from the 1992 Rio Earth summit. Encourages users to review the evidence on a range of factors including population, life expectancy, child mortality, ecological footprint, poverty, hunger, food production, GDP, social change, life satisfaction, battle deaths and biodiversity, then decide whether the world is getting better or worse.
Labour Market Infographic
An infographic overview of the UK labour market including showing how both unemployment and employment can increase.
Flow map of Madrid's cultural budget
A static flow map showing how cultural funding is distributed across areas. As actual funding is shown, a scale is provided to the left of the chart.
For further information in English, see the <a href="http://blog.okfn.org/2009/12/17/visualizar-09/">Open Knowledge Foundation blog</a>.
This a type of bar chart widely used in project management to display any given task schedule.
Line chart: Curves
This is an example of the use of a line chart to plot mathematical functions.
This map presents information about the murder rate in the United States during 1976. It shows the rates in six intervals, relying on several smaller maps to do that.
A conditioning plot with splines added. It allows the visualisation of a variable distribution conditional on the values of the relevant groups of interest.
An example of a 3D visualisation, used in this case to represent an object.
Fast food calorie clock
How long does it take to burn off various fast food meals through different forms of exercise?
Map and line chart showing Napoleon's retreat from Moscow
Famous visualisation showing Napoleon's advance on Moscow (in brown), and subsequent retreat (in black). The x,y co-ordinates show the armies position over time, with the width of the line representing the size of Napoleon's army. The line-chart at the bottom shows the temperature during the retreat. Note the catastrophic crossing of river Stultienska on November 28th, with the temperature at -20 'Reamur' (-16 Celsius).
Choropleth map and dashboard
Oldham Neighbourhood Wellbeing Index. A modified traffic light scheme is used in the maps with red - indicating rates ranked in the highest 10% band, amber - the high 11-25% band, light green - the low 11-25% and dark green - indicating rates ranked in the lowest 10%. In maps displaying rates across the four themes, neighbourhoods with rates ranked in the 26-74% band are white, whereas in maps of trends and sudden changes, those neighbourhoods are shaded yellow, whilst those in white show no trend or sudden change. White is also used for neighbourhoods where no persistently high or low rates are detected. It is in this way that the maps themselves act as visual exception reports.
Partners word cloud, with size of the words based on the frequency that specific issues/ factors were raised in strategy documents
A phrase net diagrams the relationships between different words used in a text. Could be used to analyse interview data or other textual documents where a deeper understanding of the meaning is required.
Bar chart - 3D
Number of people with dementia in Kent by level of severity and age.
The set of line graphs shows how demographics of students in American schools have evolved in the last two decades. Here, New York City schools is selected, compared with New York State schools (gray line).<br /><br />The blue and gray lines are almost parallel everywhere, which tells us that in terms of the change in demographic composition, New York City pretty much resembled New York State during this entire period. <br />However, in terms of demographic composition, rather than the change in composition, New York City schools are very different from the rest of the state, in that the proportion of white is lower by a third while that of minorities are much higher, especially black and Hispanic students.<br />State-wide (as well as city-wide), black and white students have been declining as a proportion while Hispanics and Asians have increased. <br />The extent of the change is immediately visible, Asians have jumped from 7% to 14% for example.
3D-rendered map of London showing landmarks and accurate locations of tube lines.
US housing market figures dashboard on data360.org.
'Biopsy' map of Brentford, constructed through interviews, data, conversations and emotions from 200 local people. It is intended to reflect the range of opinions and viewpoints across these people.
Google map integration
Google map generated by MySociety's <a href="http://www.groupsnearyou.com/" target="_blank">http://www.groupsnearyou.com/</a> to show areas covered by various groups within a local vicinity.
Gapminder compound chart
Interactive/animated multiple-axis chart used on Gapminder site, here showing % Urban Population plotted against Life Expectancy.
Stream graph variation
US Box Office data, showing takings and ranking each week. This visualisation is based on the data and original idea displayed <a href="/vis/id=282">here</a> but uses an alternative method to calculate and depict the areas on the graph.
Dan Vicker's Output Area Classification (OAC) layered on top of Google map using Maptube.
Interactive United States population density map.
University collaboration map
Framework Programme 6 R&D collaborations between European universities that cooperate in more than ten research projects.
Point comparison chart
Comparison of feelings of safety when outside in the local area, in the day and after dark for Staffordshire and Districts.
Comparison of what is important for people of different ethnic groups in making an area a good place to live.
Line graph with converging lines
Income before housing costs of a lone Parent with 2 children under 11 in private rented housing compared with gross earnings (by benefit type).
Proportion of average weekly household expenditure by rural and urban areas, 2005-6.
Bar line chart
Chart comparing house prices to income for South East and England over a time period.
CommuterView is a highly interactive tool which shows flows of commuters based on 2001 Census data (example below). By selecting an area (local authority) of interest within the UK, the major flows of commutes within the area can be seen by moving the mouse. Patterns of flows and major areas of employment are clearly revealed.
Life expectancy by disease (for males) in Hammersmith and Fulham and England.
Location of high-tech companies and size of workforce.
Health profile, benchmarking performance of an area on a range of variables against the regional average.
Excel based area profiler covering a range of datasets allowing demographic description, deprivation context, and priority issues of your area in the context of other local areas.
Population pyramid identifying the age profile of an area benchmarked against the UK average.
Range and average chart
Minimum, maximum and population-weighted mean rank of LSOAs in each Government office Region for the IMD Income Domain.
Funnel plot and map
Geowise InstantAtlas showing funnel plot alongside area map, bar chart and legends.
Percentage of 16 year olds achieving 5+ GCSE grades A*-C, comparing Oxford DC and Brighton & Hove UA.