Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Classic Data Visualizations

My thanks to Veronica Johnson at Investech.com for drawing my attention a recent piece of theirs relating to Classic Data Visualizations.

As they say:
"A single data visualization graphic can be priceless. It can save you hours of research. They’re easy to read, interpret, and, if based on the right sources, accurate, as well.  And with the highly social nature of the web, the data can be lighthearted, fun and presented in so many different ways. 
What’s most striking about data visualizations though is that they aren’t as modern a concept as we tend to think they are. 
In fact, they go back to more than 2,500 years—before computers and tools for easy visual representation of data even existed."
Here are the eleven graphics that they highlight:


   data visualization infographic


© 2015, David E. Giles

4 comments:

  1. That's not John Snow's map. He used lines, not dots. It looks like the version Michael Friendly attributes to Gilbert in 1958.
    (http://www.datavis.ca/gallery/historical.php)

    I don't know if any of the others are wrong.

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  2. Great collection of historic visualization examples .

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