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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.
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The Eyes Have It: User Interfaces for Information Visualization -- A short presentation by Ben Shneiderman on Information Visualization user interfaces.
Information Visualization Resources -- A well organized web site with books, journals, conferences, as well as products. Not as extensive as the links page (next item) but be more concise and up-to-date. A good place to start looking for more info.
Info Viz links -- An extensive collection of links. Includes commercial products, research projects, links to other collections of Info Viz info, people and organizations involved in Info Vis, and much more.
An Atlas of Cyberspaces -- Lots of interesting depictions of the World Wide Web and other virtual environments
On-line Library of Information Visualization Environments (Olive) -- A detailed taxonomy of data types for Info Viz. Also includes research projects and tools, which are somewhat dated, but very extensive.
Table Lens, Mutual Funds demo
Visual Insights, ADVIZOR/2000
Visual Insights, SeeIT
Knock your socks off:
Cartia/NewsMaps - thematic maps of daily newsfeeds
Hyperbolic Trees/Site Lens, CNNfn demo
LifeLines - research project
Pad++/Jazz - research project
SmartMoney - map of 500+ stocks
Peacock Maps - map of the Internet
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