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OECD eXplorer: een web-tool voor het analyseren van regionale statistieken

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De OECD, de organisatie voor economische samenwerking en ontwikkeling, heeft haar online data-visualisatie platform vernieuwd. Je kunt er bestaande economische data filteren en op verschillende manieren (interactieve kaart, scatterplot, geanimeerde tijdslijn, parallelle geografische panelen) visualiseren. Ook kun je je eigen datasets uploaden waardoor patronen zichtbaar worden.
De doelstelling van de eXplorer is om belangrijke regionale patronen en trends zichtbaar te maken.
Meer informatie:
• OECD: Regional Statistics and Indicators
OECD launches new OECD eXplorer: web-tool for analysing regional statistics
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[link] Ensuring the Future of Food

Food is indispensable to our survival. But today, it is undergoing great change. Currently, Japan only produces about 40% of the food it consumes. This is the lowest among all major developed nations. Japan, as the world’s largest net food importer, will engage in all possible efforts to contribute to stabilization of demand and supply of food in the world market through increasing its own food self-sufficiency rate.
From: Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

[link] The New York Times Visualization Lab

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A specially for The New York Times developed version of Many Eyes can be used to create visualizations using data from today’s news. Users of the website will be able to visualize and comment on information and data sets presented by the NYTimes. They can share those visualizations with others and create topic hubs where people can discuss specific subjects.

Why is the Times working with IBM to distribute Many Eyes on NYTimes.com?
Like the creators of Many Eyes at IBM’s Visual Communication Lab, The Times believes that users could bring their insight to the process of interpreting data and information and discovering new and innovative ways of presenting them. Just as readers’ comments on articles and blogs enhance our journalism, these visualizations – and the sparks they generate – can take on new value in a social setting and become a catalyst for discussion.

The New York Times Visualization Lab
Personally I think it’s positive that users can see visualizations of data. It can give more insight in the accompanying news articles. But offering users the opportunity to use that many visualization options is very distracting and leads to nothing.
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Typechart

Vooruit dan, nog een keertje, onbeschamend promotie. Gewoon een goed idee: eenvoudig met een perfecte uitwerking.

About Typechart
Typechart lets you flip through, preview and compare web typography while retrieving the CSS.

  • Browse typographic styles. (See “anatomy of a style” below)
  • Download CSS. { 1 }
  • Compare Windows (ClearType) rendering { 3 } with Apple font rendering { 2 }
  • Each style corresponds with a “style ID” { 4 }, which allows you to annotate prototypes and retrieve the css while coding.

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