Category: Data Visualization

Interactive Data Visualization with Modern JavaScript and D3

In this article, I want to take you through an example project that I built recently β€” a totally original type of visualization using the D3 library, which showcases how each of these components add up to make D3 a great library to learn. D3 stands for Data Driven Documents. It’s a JavaScript library that can be us...

Ship Map

Interactive maps can both be functional and, when combined with data, tell a good story. Kiln released this data-driven map (make sure to hit the play button) to show the routes of every cargo ship moving about on the high seas in 2012. Created by London-based data visualisation studio Kiln and the UCL Energy Institu...

Exploring Data with Serverless and Vue: Automatically Update GitHub Files With Serverless Functions

I work on a large team with amazing people like Simona Cotin, John Papa, Jessie Frazelle, Burke Holland, and Paige Bailey. We all speak a lot, as it’s part of a developer advocate’s job, and we’re also frequently asked where we’ll be speaking. For the most part, we each manage our own sites wher...

Things To Keep In Mind When Designing A Transportation Map

    For many people, a map of a transportation network is a given, an expected part of the system, something that just is — like a fire-escape plan in a building. So, when I say that I design transportation maps, they don’...

How to Create Interactive JavaScript Charts from Custom Data Sets

Charts are a great way of visualizing complex data quickly and effectively. Whether you want to identify a trend, highlight a relationship, or make a comparison, charts help you communicate with your audience in a precise and meaningful manner. In my previous article β€” Getting Started with AnyChart: 10 Practical Exam...

Introduction to Data Management & Visualization in JavaScript

In order to create meaningful visual representations of our data, and the complimentary tools to analyze said data, it is important to have a well-conceived data management framework. This requires the right backend storage, a paradigm for data access, and an engaging front-end for presentation and analysis. There are ...

Getting Started with AnyChart β€” 10 Practical Examples

If your website is data-intensive, then you will need to make that data easy to visualize, normally by means of a JavaScript charting library. However such libraries a dime a dozen and they all have slightly different capabilities, so how do you know which is the best fit for you? In this article, I’m going to pr...

Understanding Stacked Bar Charts: The Worst Or The Best?

    Data visualization has become an important part of our everyday life, allowing us to quickly assess information. And with so many chart types out there to choose from, it should be possible to effectively solve almost any task, w...

Using GDELT 2 with PHP to Analyze the World!

Are you interested in political world events? Do you want to play with one of the world’s largest databases? If you answered either of those questions with a yes, keep reading – this will interest you! This article follows up on the promise to use GDELT with PHP. I will show you a simple example of how to ...

Finding Better Mobile Analytics

    When creating a mobile application, a developer imagines a model and the way users will use the application. One problem that developers face is that users do not always use an app the way it was envisaged by the developer. How ...