We Heart Visualizations! Show us Yours!

I recently featured a map of the world visualization that animated internet activity in a scaled up version of real time. For 6 seconds it made the global world of the internet feel more “connected” as we’re able to visually connect online behaviour to timezones as the nighttime shift surfs the globe. Visualization is going to continue to grow in importance as we shorthand communicate big data sets and interpret new advances. Errol Brown picks up on this in a community discussion on Google+


Data visualization is another area that is going to grow in importance. Everyone is talking about big data, but at the end of the day not everyone is a super quant.

I personally love mapping based infographics and visualizations. They put the whole world into perspective in far easier chunks to digest.

It’s only been a few months since Tidemark, a bold Andreessen Horowitz-backed business analytics platform, emerged from its beta cocoon.

Juliana Payson‘s insight:

Check out how Tidemark is able to get live data and apply it directly to a map, showing for example: Profit Ranking by State.


In January, Facebook dipped into its user data and put together the greatest NFL fan map we’d ever seen. Now they’ve done it again, mapping out county-by-county Facebook likes for the 68 teams participating in this year’s March Madness.



In the article by Reuben Fischer-Baum, he delves into some conclusions that could be derived from Facebook’s mega-data Sports fans number crunched by Michael Bailey. The insight that I am curious to find out is, how much data can we extract from fanbases of Facebook Pages, and how can that be visualized for our businesses?
If you find any map-based visualizations that may be relevant to your business share them here or mention me on Google Plus and I’ll be sure to highlight it in a future post. – Juliana