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5 Tips to Help SMBs Get Visual With Data

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Noreen Seebacher
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Re: examples?
Noreen Seebacher   7/17/2013 9:40:15 AM
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Good one!

Lyndon_Henry
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Lyndon_Henry   7/16/2013 11:03:14 PM
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..

Noreen writes


Please share examples of effective visualizations folks.


 

In transportation planning, one widely used form of data visualization involves integrating map and demographic data. Here's a map of central Austin, Texas prepared by Jeff Wood, a planner and graphic specialist with Reconnecting America (based in Oakland, Ca):

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Ifppjwvlf_s/T3ko9aPKM7I/AAAAAAAAAws/k-BqYRSjM-k/s1600/Route-Ridership-and-Residen.gif



Jeff posted this to bolster a case that a number of us are making for a more centrally located rail route in Austin (where density and worker residential patterns are most concentrated).

The map, visually presenting the overlays of fairly vast amounts of data, conveys far better than tables and tables of raw numbers just how these demographic patterns follow the transportation corridor we're supporting.

 

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Noreen Seebacher   7/15/2013 8:49:58 AM
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Please share examples of effective visualizations folks.

CandidoNick
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CandidoNick   7/12/2013 6:01:15 PM
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The link Beth provided to SAS Visual Analytics presents a host of incredible examples to choose from, as does her related post "Checking Out a Visual Analytics Video Library." I think this entry assesses the critical points one should consider when handling or presenting their own data. As we all know, graphs can skew data immensely (think line graphs with inappropriate axes); how data is represented is certai nly a topic for discussion.

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philsimon   7/12/2013 11:41:54 AM
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I agree with the content of the post, but how's about a little "show me don't tell me?" :)

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Noreen Seebacher   7/12/2013 11:31:12 AM
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It was a great program Beth -- and I want to thank all of you who stuck around through the technical issues in the beginning. It was well worth the wait!

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