Sorting lego’s is much more fun than data and less instructive … apart from this infographic naturally  

Sorting lego’s is much more fun than data and less instructive … apart from this infographic naturally  

All this Data

Did you ever think about the amount of data we are creating and assembling in digital age?

The Economist did it in an interesting report

Visualising the Web

BBC News has an interesting collection of data to visualise the web.

The visualisation of the top 100 sites by country is something in between shocking (there is one country dominating the graph) and funny (a really small country, where I happen to live, shows up in it).

To see more of it head over to SuperPower: Visualising the internet

Map the World

Maps have always been intriguing to me, at least in the sense that they raise my curiosity and are fun to study. A map of a country for example will let you think of everything that country represents, you’ll figure out how it is structured, some details of its history, where to go to and maybe you’ll be reminded of the places you’ll already went to.

A map thus also is simply a collection of data or a way to represent it. Thanks to Geek in Disguise I discovered this fabulous example of digital map showing how digital data can be organized as a map.

Being a big fan of old maps, I also loved this documentary on medieval maps. It also describes The Hereford World Map (Mappa Mundi). That they also look like a mind map is due to the fact, that mappa mundi were schematic and were meant to illustrate different principles.

The videos belong to a great series started by BBC on the beauty of maps, to watch them you might have to go to YouTube though.