From the website:
Find and understand data.
Visualize the world’s economy, societies, nature, and industries, and gain new insights.
100 million time series from the most important data providers, such as the UN, World Bank and Eurostat.
I have just registered for the free account and have started poking about.
This looks deeply awesome!
In addition to being a source of data for analytical tools, I see an opportunity for topic maps to enable a drill-down capacity for such displays.
After all, any point in a time series is data from a file but at least for most such data, it should be traceable back to a file, report, questionnaire.
And from that file, report, questionnaire, it should be further traceable back to the author of the file or report and even further back, to the persons reported upon or questioned.
This site definitely has potential for real growth, particularly if they offer tools that enable drill down into data sets to source materials as well as to annotate points in a data set with other materials. Topic maps would excel at both.
- Register for a free account.
- Choose any two data sets and create two visualizations (use screen capture to capture the graphic).
- What information would you want to drill down to find or that you would want to use to annotate data points in either visualization? (3-5 pages, no citations)