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Data Visualization is the study of the visual representation of big volumes of data. The main goal of data visualization is to communicate information clearly and effectively through graphical means. Learn about big data visualization products and strategies through these articles from the editorial experts at insideBIGDATA

Visualizing Disparities: How Mapping and Big Data Can Provide Insight into Social Equity Indicators

In this special guest feature, Ragi Burhum, CEO and Cofounder of AmigoCloud, a mapping platform, offering collaborative mobile applications and BigGeodata analysis, discusses how we live in a world where the richest one percent own 45 percent of the global wealth. Everyone from scientists to politicians have been grappling with this growing inequality gap, trying to pinpoint why certain groups of people, and certain communities, amass unprecedented levels of wealth, while others do not. However, thanks to advancements in mapping and big data, experts are now finding answers, or at least uncovering root causes.

New Way of Looking at Data Can Help Improve College Enrollment Insights and Student Retention

In this contributed article, Taylor Riggs, Director of Data Visualization and Customer Success at GlyphEd, observes that every day, more colleges and universities are using data analytics to improve their admissions and student success metrics. But as the amount of student and organizational data increases, it can be hard to find the “needle in the haystack.” Enter the glyph, a unique way of holistically visualizing all the data known about a student – allowing enrollment teams to see more and know more, faster.

Data Visualization: Blending Art and Science to Tell Data Stories

In this special guest feature, Caitlin Willich, Associate Partner, Technology, Media and Entertainment at Clarity Insights, discusses how data visualization will continue to increase in importance as the amount of data the enterprise deals with grows. We need to develop teams capable of translating that data into stories our executives can understand and execute on.

Visualization Best Practices for Business Analysts

In this contributed article, freelance human Avery Phillips discusses what you need to know about ensuring visualization is an asset and not a point of confusion for an organization. What visualization does is clarify what would often otherwise be complicated and murky given the way that large amounts of data can be hard to classify.

Datorama Launches Data Canvas – AI-supported Data Visualization for More Impactful Marketing Analytics

Datorama, a global technology company, announced the launch of Data Canvas, a suite of new data visualization capabilities within its Marketing Intelligence platform. Datorama Data Canvas leverages the power of artificial intelligence (AI) in a brand new way — to help marketers create expert-designed dashboards to tell compelling, data-driven stories.

How to Improve Workplace Innovation with Interactive Visualization of Big Data

In this contributed article, Simon Harris-Briggs, responsible for promoting the Avocor brand across Europe and the Middle East, discusses how visualization is the most compelling way to get employees to engage with data. Though data visualization has mostly been static to date, interactive data visualization is growing in popularity.

High School Students Win Top Two Prizes for Congressional Data Challenge at the Library of Congress

The Library of Congress announced the winners of the Congressional Data Challenge, a competition asking participants to use legislative data sets sourced from Congress.gov and other platforms to develop digital projects that analyze, interpret or share congressional data in user-friendly ways. High school students won the top-two prizes for the data-based competition, which was open to the general public.

Introducing ChartFactor, a Component-based Toolkit For Speeding Up the Implementation of Data Applications

Aktiun announced the release of ChartFactor, a component-based toolkit designed to speed up the implementation of data applications that visualize and interact with data. ChartFactor builds on and combines the latest advances in data visualization, data access, and simplified programing models.

When Big Data Meets Data Visualization: How to Make Your Data Actionable

In this contributed article, technology writer and blogger Kayla Matthews discusses how society is growing increasingly familiar with data visualization and its beneficial impact on data analysis and actionability. The power of analysis is largely contingent on the presentation of data. The best forms of data visualization convey useful insights, while poor efforts can distract from actionable insight.

Periscope Data Introduces Visual Data Discovery for Business

Periscope Data, the software platform built to address the complete analytics lifecycle, introduced the Spring 2018 release of its platform, including new visual data discovery capabilities designed to empower business professionals to explore trusted data sets on their own within the Periscope Data platform.