Author Archives: Jacob

World in need of water: interactive visualization and game

The world is in need of water: nature, human, animals… we all need water to survive. For World Water day, March 22 2011, I created this interactive visualization and infotainment game. The interactive map and scatterplot enable you to explore … Continue reading

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Data Alchemist visualization takes the win!

Great news after returning from my holidays: I took the win in a visualization challenge! My interactive visualization of the ecological footprint and biocapacity was part of a challenge where participants were asked to visualize “the value of nature”. The … Continue reading

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Ecological footprint and biocapacity

Much of the discussion on finite global resources has focused on the depletion of non-renewable resources, such as petroleum. It is increasingly evident that renewable resources, and the ecosystem services they provide, are also at great or even greater risk. … Continue reading

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Apps for Amsterdam: open data virus spreads to Europe

Finally the open data virus spreads to the open minded city of Amsterdam. The city announced Apps for Amsterdam. This an application development contest based on Washington’s Apps for Democracy. The contest is a popular way to quickly involve many … Continue reading

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Easy interactive data visualization with Choosel

Looking for an easy way for visual data analysis? Take a moment to meet Choosel. Last week I discovered Choosel, a tool for visual data exploration. Upload your data set and within a couple of mouse clicks you have a … Continue reading

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Animation: when Facebook beats Google

Watch how this animation chart shows how the corporate publicity of Google and Facebook do change over time. In 2008 Google celebrates it’s 10th anniversary and is the big winner. A year later the spectacular user growth of Facebook boosts corporate publicity. Continue reading

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