Fun and powerful new tool

Also posted at Netcentric Campaigns.

This looks like fun.  IBM has launched an experimental site called Many Eyes, which allows users to upload data sets and create lovely visualizations of their own or other people's data.

For example, select from existing data "Average Gas Price by Median State Income for 1- and 2-earners" and then choose a "US state" visualization, and viola!  They even have a handy "blog this" function to make it easy to insert the resulting graphic into a blog.  Like so: 

Available visualization types include U.S. and world geographic maps, bar charts, pie charts, scatter plots, bubble charts, a variety of graphs, and my favorite the network diagram.  This is the kind of site that can absorb a whole weekend, I need to be careful… 🙂

Thanks to Bruce Hoppe for the link.

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