I’m happy to have recently been able to travel to a huge variety of different environments, and as a result I wanted to look into world geographical distributions and diversity through maps.
In my most recent project role, I’ve been working on some visualisations to better describe a media platform’s audience characteristics, amongst other things. Here are some of my favourites (of those that used publicly-available data 😉 ).
I recently found out that visualisation originated from maps – I always knew there was a reason I enjoyed Geography A-level 😉 I remember spending hours poring over maps when I was younger too. Visualisation does not just have its historical roots in maps however – given the various parallels below, the link from maps to visualisation makes a lot of sense.
So far most of my blogs have been on “just for fun” applications, largely because I can’t go into specifics on business applications due to their confidentiality. But it’s the business world that’s really driving acceleration in the field, so I will try to redress the balance here in describing (in suitably broad terms) how visualisation is helping businesses make better decisions. This is the first in a 3-part special to illustrate the topic: Part 1 “What is visualisation?”; Part 2 “How is visualisation used in real life to improve business decisions?”; and Part 3 “What new types of chart are there to tell my data’s story?”
The Laxfield UK CRE Debt Barometer, with analytics by Elizabeth Martin, was featured in the FT again today. Selected visualisations from the report below!
As featured in CapGemini Business Analytics Blog
London’s transport overcrowding has become so pervasive that it has been cited as London’s #2 biggest issue – after the housing crisis, of course, but the two are heavily inter-related. It factored into every mayoral candidate’s manifesto in a big way, and impacts on each of us who calls this sprawling city home or travels through it.
In this article, I look into how bad the issue has become, assess some of its causes, and finally outline some ideas about what can be done to resolve it for the future.
This time I thought I’d put together a collection of interesting analytic visualisations created by others, with a broad range of applications from dating to transport! Hopefully you’ll find something to interest you too 🙂 Continue reading “Best of the viz”