Struggling to tell your daily infections from your cumulative counts, or a linear from a log scale? Here are a few pointers to help you master the deluge of data about the COVID-19 pandemic.
Three very different maps, using the same deprivation data, for the same place: Hartlepool, UK.
Samuel Langton/MMU, using OS Data © Crown copyright 2019.
When mapping deprivation, using traditional boundaries can distort the data and distract readers from important information.
Light bounces from an image to your eye, and is interpreted by your brain.
oldskool photography / Unsplash
Sometimes photographic images are not able to capture and accurately represent science – especially at very tiny scales. This is where scientific visualisation comes in.
Where we’ve been in 2017.
How do diverse movies fare in the international box office? What time do trolls like to post their comments? We look back on some of this year's most intriguing graphs and maps.
Hurricane Maria, September 2017.
A meteorologist and a music technologist team up to turn the data from tropical storms into musical graphs.
The Library of Congress is in Washington, D.C.
Catalog data are a library's most important map to knowledge. What does it mean that
the Library of Congress just released 25 million records to the public?
A collage of biological data visualisations.
Image from C. Stolte, B.F. Baldi, S.I. O'Donoghue, C. Hammang, D.K.G. Ma, and G.T. Johnson
The daunting complexity of biological data requires tailored visualisation tools to reveal buried insights.
The right visualisation will stand on its own as a communication tool.
Along with machine learning, data mining and statistics, visualisations are playing an important role in current-day data analytics.
Data are present in every aspect of our lives. Knowing how to present and visualise them in a creative and meaningful way can make a big difference.
When complex, dense information is presented visually it can make a huge difference.
Data journalism and visualisation can help ordinary citizens understand complex issues in their societies more deeply. And that drives democracy.
What words appear most frequently in successful research grant applications? And how have they changed over the years?
A look at how grant applications to Australia's two largest science funding bodies have changed over the years.