Author: Thomas Newton,Oscar Villarreal

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1783985615

Category: Computers

Page: 126

View: 1227

If you are interested in creating maps for the web GIS data, this book is for you. Familiarity with D3.js will be helpful but is not necessary.
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Author: Thomas Newton,Oscar Villarreal,Lars Verspohl

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781787280175

Category: Computers

Page: 298

View: 5893

Crisp and concise guide on building impressive maps as well as visualizations with D3 a JavaScript libraryAbout This Book* Dive into D3.js and apply its powerful data binding ability in order to create stunning visualizations* Learn the key concepts of SVG, JavaScript, CSS and the DOM to bring data and shapes to live in the browser* Solve common problems faced while building interactive maps* Acquire key web development skills from the creating your interactive to testing and finally publishing it.Who This Book Is ForThis book is for people with at least a basic knowledge of of web development (basic HTML/CSS/JavaScript). You don't need to have worked with D3.js before. What You Will Learn* Work with SVG geometric shapes* Learn to manage map data and plot it with D3.js* Add interactivity and points of interest to your maps* Compress and manipulate geoJSON files with the use of topoJSON* Learn how to write testable D3.js visualizations* Build a globe with D3.js and Canvas and add interactivity to it.* Create a hexbin map with D3.jsIn DetailD3.js is a visualization library used for the creation and control of dynamic and interactive graphical forms. It is a library used to manipulate HTML and SVG documents as well as the Canvas element based on data. Using D3.js, developers can create interactive maps for the web, that look and feel beautiful.This book will show you how build and design maps with D3.js and gives you great insight into projections, colors, and the most appropriate types of map.The book begins by helping you set up all the tools necessary to build visualizations and maps. Then it covers obtaining geographic data, modifying it to your specific needs, visualizing it with augmented data using D3.js. It will further show you how to draw and map with the Canvas API and how to publish your visualization. By the end of this book, you'll be creating maps like the election maps and the kind of infographics you'll find on sites like the New York Times.Style and approachThis step by step guide with pragmatic examples will help you create maps and amazing visualizations.
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Build cutting-edge maps and visualizations with JavaScript

Author: Thomas Newton,Oscar Villarreal,Lars Verspohl

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1787284255

Category: Computers

Page: 298

View: 5110

Crisp and concise guide on building impressive maps as well as visualizations with D3 a JavaScript library About This Book Dive into D3.js and apply its powerful data binding ability in order to create stunning visualizations Learn the key concepts of SVG, JavaScript, CSS and the DOM to bring data and shapes to live in the browser Solve common problems faced while building interactive maps Acquire key web development skills from the creating your interactive to testing and finally publishing it. Who This Book Is For This book is for people with at least a basic knowledge of of web development (basic HTML/CSS/JavaScript). You don't need to have worked with D3.js before. What You Will Learn Work with SVG geometric shapes Learn to manage map data and plot it with D3.js Add interactivity and points of interest to your maps Compress and manipulate geoJSON files with the use of topoJSON Learn how to write testable D3.js visualizations Build a globe with D3.js and Canvas and add interactivity to it. Create a hexbin map with D3.js In Detail D3.js is a visualization library used for the creation and control of dynamic and interactive graphical forms. It is a library used to manipulate HTML and SVG documents as well as the Canvas element based on data. Using D3.js, developers can create interactive maps for the web, that look and feel beautiful. This book will show you how build and design maps with D3.js and gives you great insight into projections, colors, and the most appropriate types of map. The book begins by helping you set up all the tools necessary to build visualizations and maps. Then it covers obtaining geographic data, modifying it to your specific needs, visualizing it with augmented data using D3.js. It will further show you how to draw and map with the Canvas API and how to publish your visualization. By the end of this book, you'll be creating maps like the election maps and the kind of infographics you'll find on sites like the New York Times. Style and approach This step by step guide with pragmatic examples will help you create maps and amazing visualizations.
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An Introduction to Designing with

Author: Scott Murray

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1491921315

Category: Computers

Page: 474

View: 6046

Create and publish your own interactive data visualization projects on the web—even if you have little or no experience with data visualization or web development. It’s inspiring and fun with this friendly, accessible, and practical hands-on introduction. This fully updated and expanded second edition takes you through the fundamental concepts and methods of D3, the most powerful JavaScript library for expressing data visually in a web browser. Ideal for designers with no coding experience, reporters exploring data journalism, and anyone who wants to visualize and share data, this step-by-step guide will also help you expand your web programming skills by teaching you the basics of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and SVG. Learn D3 4.x—the latest D3 version—with downloadable code and over 140 examples Create bar charts, scatter plots, pie charts, stacked bar charts, and force-directed graphs Use smooth, animated transitions to show changes in your data Introduce interactivity to help users explore your data Create custom geographic maps with panning, zooming, labels, and tooltips Walk through the creation of a complete visualization project, from start to finish Explore inspiring case studies with nine accomplished designers talking about their D3-based projects
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Author: Nick Zhu

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1786469960

Category: Computers

Page: 370

View: 8131

Discover over 65 recipes to help you create breathtaking data visualizations using the latest features of D3 About This Book Learn about D3 4.0 from the inside out and master its new features Utilize D3 packages to generate graphs, manipulate data, and create beautiful presentations Solve real-world visualization problems with the help of practical recipes Who This Book Is For If you are a developer familiar with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, and you wish to get the most out of D3, then this book is for you. This book can serve as a desktop quick-reference guide for experienced data visualization developers. You'll also find this book useful if you're a D3 user who wants to take advantage of the new features introduced in D3 4.0. You should have previous experience with D3. What You Will Learn Get a solid understanding of the D3 fundamentals and idioms Use D3 to load, manipulate, and map data to any kind of visual representation on the web Create data-driven dynamic visualizations that update as the data does Leverage the various modules provided by D3 to create sophisticated, dynamic, and interactive charts and graphics Create data-driven transitions and animations within your visualizations Understand and leverage more advanced concepts such as force, touch, and Geo data visualizations In Detail This book gives you all the guidance you need to start creating modern data visualizations with D3 4.x that take advantage of the latest capabilities of JavaScript. The book starts with the basic D3 structure and building blocks and quickly moves on to writing idiomatic D3-style JavaScript code. You will learn how to work with selection to target certain visual elements on the page, then you will see techniques to represent data both in programming constructs and its visual metaphor. You will learn how map values in your data domain to the visual domain using scales, and use the various shape functions supported by D3 to create SVG shapes in visualizations. Moving on, you'll see how to use and customize various D3 axes and master transition to add bells and whistles to otherwise dry visualizations. You'll also learn to work with charts, hierarchy, graphs, and build interactive visualizations. Next you'll work with Force, which is one of the most awe-inspiring techniques you can add to your visualizations, and you'll implement a fully functional Choropleth map (a special purpose colored map) in D3. Finally, you'll learn to unit test data visualization code and test-driven development in a visualization project so you know how to produce high-quality D3 code. Style and approach This step-by-step guide to mastering data visualizations with D3 will help you create amazing data visualizations with professional efficiency and precision. It is a solution-based guide in which you learn through practical recipes, illustrations, and code samples.
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Author: Ændrew Rininsland,Swizec Teller

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1787128156

Category: Computers

Page: 308

View: 7671

Create and publish your own interactive and compelling data visualizations with D3.js 4.x About This Book Build interactive and rich graphics and visualization using JavaScript`s powerful library D3.js Learn D3 from the ground up, using the all-new version 4 of the library Gain insight into producing high-quality, extensible charts and visualizations using best practices such as writing testable, extensible code and strong typing Who This Book Is For This book is for web developers, interactive news developers, data scientists, and anyone interested in representing data through interactive visualizations on the Web with D3. Some basic knowledge of JavaScript is expected, but no prior experience with data visualization or D3 is required to follow this book. What You Will Learn Map data to visual elements using D3's scales Draw SVG elements using D3's shape generators Transform data using D3's collection methods Use D3's various layout patterns to quickly generate various common types of chart Write modern JavaScript using ES2017 and Babel Explore the basics of unit testing D3 visualizations using Mocha and Chai Write and deploy a simple Node.js web service to render charts via HTML Canvas Understand what makes a good data visualization and how to use the tools at your disposal to create accurate charts In Detail Want to get started with impressive interactive visualizations and implement them in your daily tasks? This book offers the perfect solution-D3.js. It has emerged as the most popular tool for data visualization. This book will teach you how to implement the features of the latest version of D3 while writing JavaScript using the newest tools and technique You will start by setting up the D3 environment and making your first basic bar chart. You will then build stunning SVG and Canvas-based data visualizations while writing testable, extensible code,as accurate and informative as it is visually stimulating. Step-by-step examples walk you through creating, integrating, and debugging different types of visualization and will have you building basic visualizations (such as bar, line, and scatter graphs) in no time. By the end of this book, you will have mastered the techniques necessary to successfully visualize data and will be ready to use D3 to transform any data into an engaging and sophisticated visualization. Style and approach This book follows a tutorial-based approach in teaching the world's most powerful data visualization library, D3.
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Author: Michael Heydt

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1785280643

Category: Computers

Page: 304

View: 1492

Create attractive web-based data visualizations using the amazing JavaScript library D3.js About This Book Learn to use the facilities provided by D3.js to create data-driven visualizations Explore the concepts of D3.js through examples that enable you to quickly create visualizations including charts, network diagrams, and maps Get practical examples of visualizations using real-world data sets that show you how to use D3.js to visualize and interact with information to glean its underlying meaning Who This Book Is For Whether you are new to data and data visualization, a seasoned data scientist, or a computer graphics specialist, this book will provide you with the skills you need to create web-based and interactive data visualizations. This book assumes some knowledge of coding and in particular, experience coding in JavaScript. What You Will Learn Install and use D3.js to create HTML elements within the document Use development tools such as JSBIN and Chrome Developer Tools to create D3.js applications Retrieve JSON data and use D3.js selections and data binding to create visual elements from data Create and style graphical elements such as circles, ellipses, rectangles, lines, paths, and text using SVG Turn your data into bar and scatter charts, and add margins, axes, labels, and legends Use D3.js generators to perform the magic of creating complex visualizations from data Add interactivity to your visualizations, including tool-tips, sorting, hover-to-highlight, and grouping and dragging of visuals In Detail This book will take you through all the concepts of D3.js starting with the most basic ones and progressively building on them in each chapter to expand your knowledge of D3.js. Starting with obtaining D3.js and creating simple data bindings to non-graphical HTML elements, you will then master the creation of graphical elements from data. You'll discover how to combine those elements into simple visualizations such as bar, line, and scatter charts, as well as more elaborate visualizations such as network diagrams, Sankey diagrams, maps, and choreopleths. Using practical examples provided, you will quickly get to grips with the features of D3.js and use this learning to create your own spectacular data visualizations with D3.js. Style and approach This book uses a practical, step-by-step approach that builds iteratively, starting with the basic concepts right through to mastery of the technology. Each concept is demonstrated using code examples that are interactively available online (and can also be run locally), and each chapter builds upon the concepts covered in the previous chapter,with succinct explanations of what the code does and how it fits into the bigger picture.
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Author: Ændrew H. Rininsland,Michael Heydt,Pablo Navarro Castillo

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1787286126

Category: Computers

Page: 868

View: 5132

Turn your raw data into real knowledge by creating and deploying complex data visualizations with D3.js About This Book Understand how to best represent your data by developing the right kind of visualization Explore the concepts of D3.js through examples that enable you to quickly create visualizations including charts, network diagrams, and maps Get practical examples of visualizations using real-world data sets that show you how to use D3.js to visualize and interact with information to glean its underlying meaning Who This Book Is For Whether you are new to data and data visualization, a seasoned data scientist, or a computer graphics specialist, this Learning Path will provide you with the skills you need to create web-based and interactive data visualizations. Some basic JavaScript knowledge is expected, but no prior experience with data visualization or D3 is required What You Will Learn Gain a solid understanding of the common D3 development idioms Find out how to write basic D3 code for servers using Node.js Install and use D3.js to create HTML elements within a document Create and style graphical elements such as circles, ellipses, rectangles, lines, paths, and text using SVG Turn your data into bar and scatter charts, and add margins, axes, labels, and legends Use D3.js generators to perform the magic of creating complex visualizations from data Add interactivity to your visualizations, including tool-tips, sorting, hover-to-highlight, and grouping and dragging of visuals Write, test, and distribute a D3-based charting package Make a real-time application with Node and D3 In Detail D3 has emerged as one of the leading platforms to develop beautiful, interactive visualizations over the web. We begin the course by setting up a strong foundation, then build on this foundation as we take you through the entire world of reimagining data using interactive, animated visualizations created in D3.js. In the first module, we cover the various features of D3.js to build a wide range of visualizations. We also focus on the entire process of representing data through visualizations. By the end of this module, you will be ready to use D3 to transform any data into a more engaging and sophisticated visualization. In the next module, you will learn to master the creation of graphical elements from data. Using practical examples provided, you will quickly get to grips with the features of D3.js and use this learning to create your own spectacular data visualizations with D3.js. Over the last leg of this course, you will get acquainted with how to integrate D3 with mapping libraries to provide reverse geocoding and interactive maps among many other advanced features of D3. This module culminates by showing you how to create enterprise-level dashboards to display real-time data. This Learning Path combines some of the best that Packt has to offer in one complete, curated package. It includes content from the following Packt products: Learning D3.js Data Visualization, Second Edition by Andrew H. Rininsland D3.js By Example by Michael Heydt Mastering D3.js by Pablo Navarro Castillo Style and approach This course provides a comprehensive explanation of how to leverage the power of D3.js to create powerful and creative visualizations through step-by-step instructions in the form of modules. Each module help you skill up a level in creating meaningful visualizations.
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Author: Pablo Navarro Castillo

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1783286288

Category: Computers

Page: 352

View: 5545

If you are a software developer working with data visualizations and want to build complex data visualizations, this book is for you. Basic knowledge of D3 framework is expected. With real-world examples, you will learn how to structure your applications to create enterprise-level charts and interactive dashboards.
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Author: Christoph Körner

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1784395781

Category: Computers

Page: 278

View: 1890

If you are a web developer with experience in AngularJS and want to implement interactive visualizations using D3.js, this book is for you. Knowledge of SVG or D3.js will give you an edge to get the most out of this book.
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Author: Elijah Meeks

Publisher: Manning Publications

ISBN: 9781617294488

Category: Computer graphics

Page: 375

View: 4855

Summary D3.js in Action, Second Edition is completely revised and updated for D3 v4 and ES6. It's a practical tutorial for creating interactive graphics and data-driven applications using D3. Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications. About the Technology Visualizing complex data is hard. Visualizing complex data on the web is darn near impossible without D3.js. D3 is a JavaScript library that provides a simple but powerful data visualization API over HTML, CSS, and SVG. Start with a structure, dataset, or algorithm; mix in D3; and you can programmatically generate static, animated, or interactive images that scale to any screen or browser. It's easy, and after a little practice, you'll be blown away by how beautiful your results can be! About the Book D3.js in Action, Second Edition is a completely updated revision of Manning's bestselling guide to data visualization with D3. You'll explore dozens of real-world examples, including force and network diagrams, workflow illustrations, geospatial constructions, and more. Along the way, you'll pick up best practices for building interactive graphics, animations, and live data representations. You'll also step through a fully interactive application created with D3 and React. What's Inside Updated for D3 v4 and ES6 Reusable layouts and components Geospatial data visualizations Mixed-mode rendering About the Reader Suitable for web developers with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript skills. No specialized data science skills required. About the Author Elijah Meeks is a senior data visualization engineer at Netflix. Table of Contents PART 1 - D3.JS FUNDAMENTALS An introduction to D3.js Information visualization data flow Data-driven design and interaction Chart components Layouts PART 2 - COMPLEX DATA VISUALIZATION Hierarchical visualization Network visualization Geospatial information visualization PART 3 - ADVANCED TECHNIQUES Interactive applications with React and D3 Writing layouts and components Mixed mode rendering
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Author: Stephen A. Thomas

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 1593276052

Category: Computers

Page: 365

View: 7618

You've got data to communicate. But what kind of visualization do you choose, how do you build it, and how do you ensure that it's up to the demands of the Web? In Data Visualization with JavaScript, you'll learn how to use JavaScript, HTML, and CSS to build the most practical visualizations for your data. Step-by-step examples walk you through creating, integrating, and debugging different types of visualizations and will have you building basic visualizations, like bar, line, and scatter graphs, in no time. Then you'll move on to more advanced topics, including how to: Create tree maps, heat maps, network graphs, word clouds, and timelines Map geographic data, and build sparklines and composite charts Add interactivity and retrieve data with AJAX Manage data in the browser and build data-driven web applications Harness the power of the Flotr2, Flot, Chronoline.js, D3.js, Underscore.js, and Backbone.js libraries If you already know your way around building a web page but aren't quite sure how to build a good visualization, Data Visualization with JavaScript will help you get your feet wet without throwing you into the deep end. Before you know it, you'll be well on your way to creating simple, powerful data visualizations.
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Author: Jos Dirksen

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1786466627

Category: Computers

Page: 394

View: 6263

Breathe life into your data by learning how to use D3.js V4 to visualize information About This Book Create complex visualizations powered by D3.js and open data. Provides an extensive set of visualizations that explore all the functionality provided by D3.js V4. Shows how to set up an easy–to-use environment to create stunning visualizations. Who This Book Is For The typical target audience of this book is JavaScript developers, designers, and visual artists who have some basic JavaScript programming knowledge and who now want to master pro-level techniques to create interactive data visualizations using web standards which work on desktop as well as mobile devices. What You Will Learn Learn how D3.js works to declaratively define visualizations. Create charts from scratch by using SVG and the D3.js APIs See how to prepare data for easy visualization using D3.js. Visualize hierarchical data using chart types provided by D3.js Explore the different options provided by D3.js to visualize linked data such as graphs. Spice up your visualizations by adding interactivity and animations. Learn how to use D3.js to visualize and interact with Geo- and Gis-related information sources. Create visualization by streaming data over WebSockets In Detail Do you want to make sense of your data? Do you want to create interactive charts, data trees, info-graphics, geospatial charts, and maps efficiently? This book is your ideal choice to master interactive data visualization with D3.js V4. The book includes a number of extensive examples that to help you hone your skills with data visualization. Throughout nine chapters these examples will help you acquire a clear practical understanding of the various techniques, tools and functionality provided by D3.js. You will first setup your D3.JS development environment and learn the basic patterns needed to visualize your data. After that you will learn techniques to optimize different processes such as working with selections; animating data transitions; creating graps and charts, integrating external resources (static as well as streaming); visualizing information on maps; working with colors and scales; utilizing the different D3.js APIs; and much more. The book will also guide you through creating custom graphs and visualizations, and show you how to go from the raw data to beautiful visualizations. The extensive examples will include working with complex and realtime data streams, such as seismic data, geospatial data, scientific data, and more. Towards the end of the book, you will learn to add more functionality on top of D3.js by using it with other external libraries and integrating it with Ecmascript 6 and Typescript Style and approach This book will have a real–world, case-study approach, where you will be given data sets from different domains. These data sets will have different visualization goals; some might need 2D or 3D charts, some might need automated workflows, others might require interactive maps. While you fulfill these goals, you will learn different techniques and best practices, which will enable you to perform data visualization tasks on your own
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Author: Mike Dewar

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449328792

Category: Computers

Page: 57

View: 3302

Learn how to create beautiful, interactive, browser-based data visualizations with the D3 JavaScript library. This hands-on book shows you how to use a combination of JavaScript and SVG to build everything from simple bar charts to complex infographics. You’ll learn how to use basic D3 tools by building visualizations based on real data from the New York Metropolitan Transit Authority. Using historical tables, geographical information, and other data, you’ll graph bus breakdowns and accidents and the percentage of subway trains running on time, among other examples. By the end of the book, you’ll be prepared to build your own web-based data visualizations with D3. Join a dataset with elements of a webpage, and modify the elements based on the data Map data values onto pixels and colors with D3’s scale objects Apply axis and line generators to simplify aspects of building visualizations Create a simple UI that allows users to investigate and compare data Use D3 transitions in your UI to animate important aspects of the data Get an introduction to D3 layout tools for building more sophisticated visualizations If you can code and manipulate data, and know how to work with JavaScript and SVG, this book is for you.
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Author: Swizec Teller

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1782160019

Category: Computers

Page: 194

View: 826

This book is a mini tutorial with plenty of code examples and strategies to give you many options when building your own visualizations.This book is ideal for anyone interested in data visualization. Some rudimentary knowledge of JavaScript is required.
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Author: Christoph Korner

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1785884336

Category: Computers

Page: 258

View: 6729

Master the art of building responsive visualizations on the Web About This Book Learn the techniques for building data visualizations that work well for all screen sizes Implement responsive techniques with popular libraries to get to grips with building responsive visualizations that work in the real world Incorporate responsive workflow in your data visualization process to build visualizations that take a mobile-first approach. Who This Book Is For Web developers and data science professionals who want to make their visualizations work for smaller screen sizes. Some basic knowledge of JavaScript and Data visualization is expected. What You Will Learn Get familiar with responsive design for data visualizations Understand the main concepts of D3.js to create interactive visualizations Unleash the power of Bootstrap to create stunning and responsive visualizations for all screen resolutions Implement Touch and Mouse interactions for mobile-first applications Design Transitions and Animations that impress in portrait and landscape Build a Responsive World Map using GeoJSON and D3.js In Detail Using D3.js and Responsive Design principles, you will not just be able to implement visualizations that look and feel awesome across all devices and screen resolutions, but you will also boost your productivity and reduce development time by making use of Bootstrap—the most popular framework for developing responsive web applications. This book teaches the basics of scalable vector graphics (SVG), D3.js, and Bootstrap while focusing on Responsive Design as well as mobile-first visualizations; the reader will start by discovering Bootstrap and how it can be used for creating responsive applications, and then implement a basic bar chart in D3.js. You will learn about loading, parsing, and filtering data in JavaScript and then dive into creating a responsive visualization by using Media Queries, responsive interactions for Mobile and Desktop devices, and transitions to bring the visualization to life. In the following chapters, we build a fully responsive interactive map to display geographic data using GeoJSON and set up integration testing with Protractor to test the application across real devices using a mobile API gateway such as AWS Device Farm. You will finish the journey by discovering the caveats of mobile-first applications and learn how to master cross-browser complications. Style and approach As the world shifts to mobile devices for consuming data on the Web, developers are faced with the unique challenge of making data visualizations work for their smaller screens. The growth of responsive web design enabled developers to adopt page layouts and media for smaller screens, but there is still little information available on how to adapt data visualizations for the smaller screens. This book fills this important gap and shows how responsive web design principles can be extended to create visualizations that work well regardless of the screen size, thereby allowing developers to build user-friendly visualizations that work well on all devices. In addition to covering some of the popular techniques and design patterns for building responsive visualizations, the book also shows readers how to implement these techniques with the help of some popular tools and libraries.
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Author: Bill Kastanakis

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1784395153

Category: Computers

Page: 264

View: 1300

Over 35 recipes to design and implement uniquely styled maps using the Mapbox platform About This Book Design and develop beautifully styled maps using TileMill, MapBox Studio, and CartoCSS Get to grips with the mapbox.js and Leaflet to create visually stunning web and mobile applications An easy-to-follow, quick reference guide to integrate powerful APIs and services like Foursquare, Fusion Tables, Geoserver, and CartoDB to populate your maps Who This Book Is For If you are a web developer seeking for GIS expertise on how to create, style, and publish interactive and unique styled maps, then this book is for you. Basic knowledge of programming and javascripts is assumed. What You Will Learn Get accustomed to the MapBox Editor to visually style your maps Learn everything about CartoCSS, and how it will help you fine tune your styled maps Use MapBox Studio and Tilemill to generate your own tiles and vector maps Publish your maps using a variety of technologies like node.js, PHP, and Geoserver Integrate with third party APIs and services to populate your maps with public or private data Create many different map visualization styles like choropleth and heat maps, add interactivity, and even learn how to animate data over time Work with many different data formats and external services to create robust maps Learn to use MapBox GL to create a mobile application In Detail Maps are an essential element in today's location aware applications. Right from displaying earth surface information to creating thematic maps displaying plethora of information, most of the developers lack the necessary knowledge to create customizable maps with combination of various tools and libraries. The MapBox platform is one such platform which offers all the tools and API required to create and publish a totally customizable map. Starting with building your first map with the online MapBox Editor, we will take you all the way to building advanced web and mobile applications with totally customizable map styles. Through the course of chapters we'll learn CartoCSS styling language and understand the various components of MapBox platform and their corresponding JavaScript API. In the initial few chapters we will dive deeper into the TileMill and MapBox Studio components of MapBox and use them to generate custom styled map tiles and vector maps. Furthermore, we will publish these custom maps using PHP, node.js and third party tools like Geoserver. We'll also learn to create different visualizations and map styles like a choropleth map, a heat map and add user interactivity using a UFTGrid. Moving on, we dive into advanced concepts and focus on integration with third party services like Foursquare, Google FusionTables, CartoDB, and Torque to help you populate and even animate your maps. In the final chapter we'll learn to use the Mapbox SDK to create and publish interactive maps for the iOS platform. By the end of this book, you will learn about MapBox GL and how to create a fully functional, location-aware mobile app, using the maps styles created in the recipes. Style and approach An easy-to-use recipe driven book that will not just serve code samples, but also explains all the theory and concepts required to fully understand each recipe.
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Scrape, Clean, Explore & Transform Your Data

Author: Kyran Dale

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1491920548

Category: Computers

Page: 592

View: 722

Learn how to turn raw data into rich, interactive web visualizations with the powerful combination of Python and JavaScript. With this hands-on guide, author Kyran Dale teaches you how build a basic dataviz toolchain with best-of-breed Python and JavaScript libraries—including Scrapy, Matplotlib, Pandas, Flask, and D3—for crafting engaging, browser-based visualizations. As a working example, throughout the book Dale walks you through transforming Wikipedia’s table-based list of Nobel Prize winners into an interactive visualization. You’ll examine steps along the entire toolchain, from scraping, cleaning, exploring, and delivering data to building the visualization with JavaScript’s D3 library. If you’re ready to create your own web-based data visualizations—and know either Python or JavaScript— this is the book for you. Learn how to manipulate data with Python Understand the commonalities between Python and JavaScript Extract information from websites by using Python’s web-scraping tools, BeautifulSoup and Scrapy Clean and explore data with Python’s Pandas, Matplotlib, and Numpy libraries Serve data and create RESTful web APIs with Python’s Flask framework Create engaging, interactive web visualizations with JavaScript’s D3 library
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Data, Charts, and Maps for Communication

Author: Alberto Cairo

Publisher: New Riders

ISBN: 0133440532

Category: Computers

Page: 400

View: 437

No matter what your actual job title, you are—or soon will be—a data worker. Every day, at work, home, and school, we are bombarded with vast amounts of free data collected and shared by everyone and everything from our co-workers to our calorie counters. In this highly anticipated follow-up to The Functional Art—Alberto Cairo’s foundational guide to understanding information graphics and visualization—the respected data visualization professor explains in clear terms how to work with data, discover the stories hidden within, and share those stories with the world in the form of charts, maps, and infographics. In The Truthful Art, Cairo transforms elementary principles of data and scientific reasoning into tools that you can use in daily life to interpret data sets and extract stories from them. The Truthful Art explains: • The role infographics and data visualization play in our world • Basic principles of data and scientific reasoning that anyone can master • How to become a better critical thinker • Step-by-step processes that will help you evaluate any data visualization (including your own) • How to create and use effective charts, graphs, and data maps to explain data to any audience The Truthful Art is also packed with inspirational and educational real-world examples of data visualizations from such leading publications as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Estado de São Paulo (Brazil), Berliner Morgenpost (Germany), and many more.
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The FlowingData Guide to Design, Visualization, and Statistics

Author: Nathan Yau

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118140265

Category: Computers

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Practical data design tips from a data visualization expert of the modern age Data doesn?t decrease; it is ever-increasing and can be overwhelming to organize in a way that makes sense to its intended audience. Wouldn?t it be wonderful if we could actually visualize data in such a way that we could maximize its potential and tell a story in a clear, concise manner? Thanks to the creative genius of Nathan Yau, we can. With this full-color book, data visualization guru and author Nathan Yau uses step-by-step tutorials to show you how to visualize and tell stories with data. He explains how to gather, parse, and format data and then design high quality graphics that help you explore and present patterns, outliers, and relationships. Presents a unique approach to visualizing and telling stories with data, from a data visualization expert and the creator of flowingdata.com, Nathan Yau Offers step-by-step tutorials and practical design tips for creating statistical graphics, geographical maps, and information design to find meaning in the numbers Details tools that can be used to visualize data-native graphics for the Web, such as ActionScript, Flash libraries, PHP, and JavaScript and tools to design graphics for print, such as R and Illustrator Contains numerous examples and descriptions of patterns and outliers and explains how to show them Visualize This demonstrates how to explain data visually so that you can present your information in a way that is easy to understand and appealing.
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