Thursday, August 02, 2007

[TIPS] 16 Awesome Data Visualization Tools


I wasn’t going to send any more today, but this is just too cool! This is a list of 16 sites that do amazing things with visualizing data. What does that mean? Well, take Quintura, for example. Type in a search word and it brings up a tag cloud around your search word that lists various categories for your search word. If you think about it, it does what vivisimo does, but it does it graphically. And I think this would be a good way to show kids the relationships between the search word and the tags.


Take this one, as another example: Watch the Diggs become “live.”


What’s important is how people are exploring ways to categorize and visualize all the data that is being created (remember, 161 EXAbytes last year alone) on the web. And we’re still in our infancy. Project this out 25 or 50 years. Wow!


1 comment:

searchCrystal said...

Those interested in visual search tools or search visualization could be interested in searchCrystal since it lets you search and visually compare multiple engines in one place. You compare, remix and share results from web, image, video, blog, tagging, news engines as well as Flickr images or RSS feeds.
It can be a useful research tool for students and teachers since it helps them find highly relevant results (the more engines that find a result and the more highly they rank it, the better the result) and see the quality of the results provided (the more agreement between the engines, the higher the quality).