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Selected World Wide Web References for
Information Visualization
5/24/2000

Bill Kules
(wmk@takoma-software.com)

Introduction

Information Visualization tools are moving from research projects to commercial software packages. Along the way, they are acquiring a well-rounded set of features to make them usable by a wide range of users. Tools such as Spotfire and Visual Insights' ADVIZOR/2000 are good examples of this latest generation of tools. Most of the other tools listed below are also good candidates for end-users, although as of today they are not as polished.

This page lists a small subset of Info Viz tools and resources. It is intended to be an accessible starting point for learning about Information Visualization, rather than a comprehensive resource. Except where noted, the tools are available commercially. Evaluation versions can often be downloaded from the company's web site.

Please send comments or suggestions to Bill Kules

General Information

Tools

Table Lens, Mutual Funds demo

InfoZoom

Spotfire

Visual Insights, ADVIZOR/2000

Visual Insights, SeeIT

Cognos Visualizer

Knock your socks off:

Cartia/NewsMaps - thematic maps of daily newsfeeds
Hyperbolic Trees/Site Lens, CNNfn demo
LifeLines - research project

Starlight

Pad++/Jazz - research project

SmartMoney - map of 500+ stocks

Peacock Maps - map of the Internet

 

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