Schlagwort Archiv: data visualization

Eearthquake Data Visualization 2000-2015

422 South is responsible for some very beautiful data visualizations over the past months: “This data visualization shows world earthquakes greater than magnitude 4 between 2000 and today – as at November 2015. Each dot is a quake. The brighter the dot, the bigger the quake. The dots are cumulative, so you can see the areas where quake activity is most consistently experienced”. The world’s hot spots at a glance.


Credit: 422 South

All roads lead to Rome! – interactive trajectory maps

3.375.746 journeys resulted in 500.000 routes from all across the continent…and there is an interactive map that is showing all of it. The people from movel.lab aligned starting points in a 26.503.452 km² grid covering all of Europe. Every cell of this grid contains the starting point to one of our journeys to Rome. They’ve done the same with other cities as well, very interesting and well done.

eu rome web@2x All roads lead to Rome!   interactive trajectory maps

credits: movel.lab

Global Refugee Movement 1975-2012

Brian Foo has visualized and intonated refugee data from the United Nations from 1975 to 2012. The quantity, length, and pitch of the song’s instruments are controlled by the volume of refugee movement and distance traveled between their countries of origin and asylum. His website Data Driven DJ reveals more of his pretty interesting work, check it out!

Rhapsody in Grey – Using Brain Wave Data to Convert a Seizure to Song:

credit: Brian Foo

Air Traffic

Watch the European air traffic in a visualization covering 30.000 flights in one day! Since we cannot realy grasp the amount of traffic and the activity above us, it is fascinating to watch the daily choreography at least in this way:

For airports enthusiasts, this 360 degree video showing the Dubai airport in super high definition will do the job:

Credits: NATS/Dubai360

TRAVIC – mass transport visualization

The University of Freiburg (Germany) has released a Transit Visualization Client (TRAVIC) that provides movement visualization of transit data published by transit agencies and operators from all over the world. The corresponding blog goes more into the detail about the realization, anyhow the movements are mostly based on static schedule data and wherever real-time data is available it is also included in the visualization.

To get an overview of all of 200 feeds available, click here.

Unbenannt 1 1024x518 TRAVIC   mass transport visualization
credit: University of Freiburg

Orchestral composition and data visualization of seismic data

The Poseidon Ensemble, a project that generates an orchestral composition and data visualisation from over 100 years of global seismic data using Processing, Python, and Ableton Live. The procject is made up of over 780,000 data points and runs for nearly 8 days. The only thing left to say: incredible! There 3 videos out there so far!

1989 San Francisco Earthquake:

2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake:

Wind visualizations & forecast

The kick-ass website windyty.com automatically locates you and delivers information about the current wind, temperature, humidity and cloud situation in a very appealing way. Check it out!

wind art in science Wind visualizations & forecast

This website is also quite nice but is limited to the north american territory:
windmap may21 Wind visualizations & forecast

And last but not least the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has its own visualization lab that provides some wonderful perspectives of wind and clouds:

Hurricane Isaac Super Rapid Scan Imagery August 24-29, 2012 (credit: NOAA)

Found meteorites between 1900 & 2000

Mr. Kim Albrecht seems to be right up my alley merging scientific facts and phenomenas in very nice and meaningful visualizations. His website reveals a lot of very interesting stuff, for example a very detailed map wit hall meteores found from 1900-2000. He also explains “how the USA are constantly searching for meteorites over the last 100 years. The strategic searches in Libya the North and South Pole over the last 20 years show up as clusters.”

6 6 Found meteorites between 1900 & 2000
Click the picture for the zoomable full screen on his website.
credit: Kim Albrecht