data visualisation

Data visualization or data visualisation is viewed by many disciplines as a modern equivalent of visual communication. It involves the creation and study of the visual representation of data, meaning "information that has been abstracted in some schematic form, including attributes or variables for the units of information."

 

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HafenCity University’s CityScienceLab in Hamburg invited Waag's Meia Wippoo to host a workshop ‘Data without digitality’ during the CityScienceSummit in Hamburg.

 

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On Wednesday October 2nd, Meia Wippoo of Waags Co-creation Lab will host a workshop on data-physicalisation at the City Science Summit in Hamburg.

 

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The interactive map of all buildings in the Netherlands that Bert Spaan made in 2013 continues to inspire people.

 

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On Wednesday 17 July, the first Amsterdecks measuring platform will be festively opened in the Amsterdamse Bos.

 

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In the Hollandse Luchten project we map the living environment of the province North-Holland.

 

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We spoke to Alain about his role in helping to construct the SySTEM 2020 map, that uses the data gathered in the project.

 

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For Maptime University we invited some of the best professors in 3D GIS and 3D visualisation.

 

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29-10-2018

Visibly smarter

Can you touch data? Together with primary school students HvA and Waag are looking for a tangible representation of big data.

 

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It has been a while since we have put all buildings in the Netherlands in an interactive map. The maps can still be ordered in our webshop.

 

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Big, Open & Beautiful is a series of interesting talks put together by Waag and Pakhuis de Zwijger about open data, big data, and data visualization. During the next edition, we'll look at the potential pitfalls of saving and sharing data related to our most intimate domain: our bodies.

 

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'Big, Open & Beautiful' is a series of Waag and Pakhuis de Zwijger full of inspiring speakers. Each session we will discuss another aspect of open data, big data and data visualization. On January 20th, 2016 the eight meeting in the series will be held about our personal data.

 

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On May 26th, the tenth evening of Big, Open and Beautiful will be held at Pakhuis de Zwijger, moderated by our research director Frank Kresin.

 

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Everyday we are confronted with all kinds of social problems. According to Jeff Mohr, Cofounder & CEO of Kumu, it is up to us to create thoughtful, sustainable solutions to these problems. During this special edition of Big Open and Beautiful, Jeff will give a presentation about Kumu.

 

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App developers and designers of data visualisations play a crucial role in making data widely available and also help to tell the stories behind the data. How do they work? How do they arrange their datasets? Which decisions are central to the process? How do they avoid suggestive interpretations and untruths?

 

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A four-day festival about urban journalism, storytelling, future cities and technology at Pakhuis de Zwijger in Amsterdam.

 

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The 6th edition of our series "Big, Open & Beautiful" will be about "Data for a better life". This edition will be English spoken.

 

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Job Spierings will present the CitySDK project at the design & technology meetup #25 in The Hague on 29 November 2013, 17 hrs.

 

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From 25-26 September, ARITHMUS, in collaboration with facilitators from the Waag, are conducting a collaborative workshop Citizen Data and Official Statistics.

 

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In today’s society it’s not obvious anymore that we share the same cultural background with the people that hold the same passport as we do. The project "Emotion networks" aims to visualise how people with different backgrounds, experiences, genders and ethnic groups might connect emotionally to certain heritage items. Despite of our passport we might think the same way about numerous topics and vice versa.

 

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The website AirVisual.com impressively shows the actual situation of the air pollution (PM 2,5) and wind directions worldwide.

 

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It is always fun to use maps for a project. For an event about open data, we started with the metaphor of an expedition.

 

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Big data are hot, but what can we do with it en what does it say about us? How are those vast amounts of data organised and communicated? How can we visualise big data and make large complex processes more tangible? In the exhibition Data Aesthetics – The Interactive Art artists, designers and activists question, research and visualise the potential of big data.

 

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In the exhibition Data Aesthetics – The Interactive Art works of art could be found that showed us the diverse impacts of big data on business, knowledge and society.

 

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The human body, that fabulous sensing, feeling, moving artefact of nature. It’s such a seamless device that nearly no one notices it’s workings until they’re in bed with the flu. It’s the best user experience possible. Or perhaps not?

 

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This spring, the Amsterdam Museum is presenting a major exhibition on Amsterdam as a city of art. In 100 works of art, 'Made in Amsterdam' showcases the most important artists, ideas and movements in the art world over the last century. Interesting detail: our crowdsourced mapping project Amsterdam RealTime from 2002 is part of the exhibition.

 

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A guest blog by Cira Pérez Barés about the 'We are data' event at Pakhuis de Zwijger. About the powerful force of data and sensory substitution.

 

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6-08-2015

Amsterdecks

The Amsterdecks project aims to offer insights in the water quality and the accessibility of the public waters of Amsterdam for its citizens and visitors.

 

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Many museums, libraries, and archives are exploring how to enrich their datasets with historic geo-location. But how do you link data from the past to specific sites from specific times?

 

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It’s the 28th of May. The so-called Big Open and Beautiful meeting is taking place in Pakhuis de Zwijger. On the screen reads “Data for a Better Life”. During this meeting, we explore what (big) data could mean for your health and mine. The event begins. “Who among you owns a wearable device or an app that measures something related to lifestyle or health?”, the moderator asks.

 

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29-05-2015

Maptime Kids

Maptime Amsterdam normaly is an monthly evening to hack maps at Waag. This time, we will laser street patterns in wood at our Fablab, show beautiful old maps and look for the differences with new ones. For kids only!

 

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A week ago, the fourth edition of Maptime Amsterdam took place. It was great to see so many people showing up — our Makers Guild room was packed, people were even sitting on the ground and on the tables. Just like the previous editions, a great variety of people attended last week, all with a shared interest in maps and mapmaking: developers, designers, geographers, historians, and, most importantly, both beginners and experts.

 

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During this edition of the series Big, Open & Beautiful we are not talking about the dark side and big money aspects related to big data, but the opportunities to create a better world with it. We are looking at what it could mean for both large as small organisations.

 

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There is a saying that all roads lead to Rome. The people at Moovel lab set out on 3.375.746 journeys to check if that was really true.

 

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Greenpeace is organising the 'Oceans of data' hackathon at their warehouse in Amsterdam-Noord from 28 tot 30 November 2014, where Bert Spaan, software developer at Waag will be mentoring en judging participants.

 

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14-10-2014

Maptime AMS

Maptime was, rather literally, time for mapmaking.

 

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Een nieuwe interactieve censuurkaart van IVPN geeft een overzicht van de wereldwijde situatie. Door op een land te klikken krijg je snel inzicht waar de vrije meningsuiting online in het geding is en waar critici de mond wordt gesnoerd.

 

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Human, the app that set out with a goal of getting people moving for 30 minutes or more every day, has launched a visualization tool which allows you to see what activities people around the world are doing the most often. The visualizations have a striking resemblance with the outcome of our project Amsterdam Realtime from 2002/2003.

 

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What is the noise intensity level in Amsterdam? In the past months, citizens in Amsterdam have measured their environment.

 

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At the Smart City Conference in May 2014, a beta version of the City Dashboard was presented, that showed realtime data from the city.

 

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There are many kinds of real-time transit maps, but Travic shows this information on a worldwide scale, with of over 70 transit systems.

 

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The atlas of energy labels puts all buildings in The Netherlands and their respective energy labels on the map. Developers Bert Spaan and Taco van Dijk and project manager Job Spierings of Waag have developed the online interactive version.

 

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How can you make data understandable through visualization? Expert Elizabeth Turner shared her thoughts with us during the kick-off of Open Data FWD.

 

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Heritage and Location aimed to enable heritage institutions to share their information and develop new services based on their data, to reach a new audience.

 

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The Planning Department of the City of Amsterdam has created a number of interesting Google Maps, all of which can be found at maps.Amsterdam.nl. They have now also created the Amsterdam 'Map of Maps', a mega-map of Amsterdam, which allows you to view all the mapped city data on one Google Map.

 

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To end the year in style we present a beautiful video made of an installation during the recent Nuit Blanche in Amiens (France), an event to which we also contribute each year (in the Amsterdamse edition). 'Cyclique' is a light and sound installation composed of a matrix of 256 balloons inflated with helium and equipped with LED lights.

 

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Cameron Beccario, a software engineer, created an interactive map that shows near real-time currents of Earth’s wind using data from the U.S. National Weather Service, the 'Earth Wind Map'.

 

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A better life, starts with your data! During the fourth edition of 'Big, Open & Beautiful - All about data’ we want to show you new initiatives that make our lives better, richer or more social.

 

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As part of the Smart CitySDK project and to demonstrate the power of the open data platform, we developed an interactive map of all buildings in The Netherlands.

 

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During Talking data @ Fablab Amsterdam on Saturday 21 September we worked on tangible data visualisations, made with software developed by Bert Spaan and Laurens Schuurkamp and the digital machines of the Fablab Amsterdam. It produces very personal objects of your story, wearables in the form of an earring, a hanger or printed on a t-shirt.

 

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Bert Spaan's map of all buildings in the Netherlands according to their year of construction shows the country from a whole new perspective.

 

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A special example of datamapping that shows the racial segregation in the United States: 308,745,538 dots in all–around 7 GB of visual data.

 

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Interesting pattern emerge of areas where Twitter is often (or not) used in a new set of maps.

 

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During the Hackathon on 29 June at the City of Amsterdam, the (prototype) app 'HuisMatch' (HouseMatch) was awarded as the best app developed on the CitySDK mobility-API. Time to find out what this app can do!

 

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Suzanne Heerschop about the third edition of Big, Open & Beautiful at Pakhuis de Zwijger, where three speaker answered to the statement “I share, therefore I am”.

 

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On 5 June 2013, the third edition in the series Big, Open & Beautiful will take place at Pakhuis de Zwijger in Amsterdam. This edition explores the boundaries between the private and the public domain in the virtual world.

 

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How does it work, Google's new Glass? Why can you see with it a sharp image-layer? How does the image overlay the image of reality?

 

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During the second edition of the series ‘Big, Open & Beautiful: All about data’ we focused on data journalism: Mesmerizing, mobilizing or misleading? A journalist, blogger, researcher and Twitter-expert shared their views on data-analysis and storytelling with us.

 

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How far do we want to go in sharing our personal data online? Or would you rather keep your data private so you can have more control? Do you still own your identity in a virtual environment? And do our privacy laws also function in the virtual world?

 

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Quantified Self (QS) stands, in short, for measuring yourself. Using tools to translate your behaviour in data. On Monday March 4th Waag hosted the Amsterdam meetup.

 

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What do political lobbyists, journalists and citizens do with this increasingly growing quantity of available data? What stories do they filter out of the data and how do they do this? During the second edition of Big, Open & Beautiful we will discuss these questions with experts from various backgrounds.

 

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A phonebook, brick, pudding mold, sieve and a silk scarf: that's what you need to get good data visualizations. At least, according to Liz Turner, one of the speakers at the first edition of ‘Big, Open & Beautiful: all about data.’



 

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Big, Open & Beautiful was a series of Waag and Pakhuis de Zwijger on open data, big data and the possibilities of visualising data.

 

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‘Visualize the City’ is a new series of Waag and Pakhuis de Zwijger on open data, big data and the possibilities of visualizing data. In this series, the city is a central element.



 

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We transformed our Theatrum Anatomicum into a pop-up gallery. One where you could easily shop til you drop since the pieces of art were sold for only € 1,-.

 

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After a successful tour across the Balkans and Berlin, Waag brings the International Summit of Cheap Laser Graphics to Amsterdam. During Museumnight we join forces to transform the Waag building in a gallery that offers accessible artwork for all. Beforehand, guys from the Summit host an exclusive infographic workshop for all the artists and designers involved in our pop-up gallery.

 

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6-09-2012

The Spiral

Waag developed a special data visualization for The Spiral, an interactive TV series about the disappearance of six famous works of art throughout Europe.

 

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I was asked for the annual Nuit Blanche in Amsterdam to make a visual installation that surprises and challenges. The Theatrum Anatomicum of the Waag was the location and DJ ladies Flamma + support were reponsible for the sound. As we were the only 'dance' location in the centre, the aim was to create a club atmosphere with a technical art edge and so I came up with shadow dancing. Conceptually, it was important to me to make the installation interactive, responding realtime to the music as well as the visitors, to let them become arts of the visual experience.

 

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8-06-2012

Smart CitySDK

The project Smart CitySDK aimed to define services that can help open up data in the fields of Participation, Mobility and Tourism in various cities in Europe. Within this project, Waag was responsible for the domain Mobility.

 

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Maps.stamen.com, the second installment of the City Tracking project funded by the Knight News Challenge, is live.

 

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8-03-2012

Powermapping

With the project Powermapping Waag intended to involve citizens in local energy sources in urban environments.

 

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8-03-2012

Medialounge

Medialounge.net (2001) was a database for European organisations, initiatives, activities and networks cross-linked to art, culture, media and politics.

 

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Every citizen of Amsterdam carries an invisible map of the city in his head. The way he or she moves through the city is determined by this mental map. Amsterdam RealTime in 2002 visualized those maps.