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1100+ examples of information visualization

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Type words in the search box to retrieve related information graphics. For Boolean searches, please refer to the relevant MySQL help page (example: "+subway -London" is entered to show all images described with the word "subway" but not with "London").

Arno Klein (arno[at] built this searchable database of information graphics from numerous repositories on the internet, as part of a research program to classify these and other information graphics according to a taxonomy he developed (all sources are cited).

Primary sources
The present database includes images from many sources, including (ordered by quantity):

Visual Complexity (355): 2005- (extracted 2009), Manuel Lima
" intends to be a unified resource space for anyone interested in the visualization of complex networks. The project's main goal is to leverage a critical understanding of different visualization methods, across a series of disciplines, as diverse as Biology, Social Networks or the World Wide Web. I truly hope this space can inspire, motivate and enlighten any person doing research on this field. Not all projects shown here are genuine complex networks, in the sense that they aren’t necessarily at the edge of chaos, or show an irregular and systematic degree of connectivity. However, the projects that apparently skip this class were chosen for two important reasons. They either provide advancement in terms of visual depiction techniques/methods or show conceptual uniqueness and originality in the choice of a subject. Nevertheless, all projects have one trait in common: the whole is always more than the sum of its parts."

Atlas of Cyberspaces (289): 1997-2004, Martin Dodge
Center for Advanced Spatial Analysis at the University College London This is an atlas of maps and graphic representations of the geographies of the new electronic territories of the Internet, the World-Wide Web and other emerging Cyberspaces. These maps of Cyberspaces - cybermaps - help us visualise and comprehend the new digital landscapes beyond our computer screen, in the wires of the global communications networks and vast online information resources. The cybermaps, like maps of the real-world, help us navigate the new information landscapes, as well being objects of aesthetic interest. They have been created by 'cyber-explorers' of many different disciplines, and from all corners of the world. Some of the maps you will see in the Atlas of Cyberspaces will appear familiar, using the cartographic conventions of real-world maps, however, many of the maps are much more abstract representations of electronic spaces, using new metrics and grids. The atlas comprises separate pages, covering different types of cybermaps.

Gallery of Data Visualization (225): 2001- (extracted 2009), Michael Friendly
Statistical Consulting Service and Psychology Department, York University
"This Gallery of Data Visualization displays some examples of the Best and Worst of Statistical Graphics, with the view that the contrast may be useful, inform current practice, and provide some pointers to both historical and current work."

Cartogram Central (21): -2002, Ian Bortins, Steve Demers, and Dr. Keith Clarke
National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis at UC Santa Barbara
'Cartogram: 1) A small diagram, on the face of a map, showing quantitative information. 2) An abstracted and simplified map the base of which is not true to scale. Definition from: "Glossary of the Mapping Sciences" American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing American Congress on Surveying and Mapping, American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY 1994, pg. 77. This site is funded by the USGS, created by Ian Bortins and Steve Demers under the direction of Dr. Keith Clarke, hosted and maintained by NCGIA. Last Edited 7/12/02'