Showcasing Visualization Tools from Data For Change
ThinkQuarterly, Google's new online journal, has devoted its first issue to DATA: one section seems worthwhile for IGSS students to browse as they think about change in the world and how it can be facilitated using the latest information.
Free to download, StatPlanet is a browser-based application that creates customized maps, graphs and visualisations from several interlocking datasets. Social Watch uses it to publish a constantly updated map that charts relative poverty and wellbeing across the world.
This online mapping tool aggregates information from disparate open data sources to offer a comprehensive view of the state of global health using sources such as the World Health Organization, Google News and the Wildlife Disease Information.