2D VisualisationMany Eyes

Shared Data and 2D Visualisation – Many Eyes

By May 24, 2007 No Comments

With the focus of this blog on the third dimension it is sometimes easy to forget how powerful two dimensional visualisation can be. The sticking point to social scientists is often the difficulty involved in making clear and understandable visualisations – at which point Many Eyes comes to hand a fantastic site where users openly share data and visualise.

The diagram below represents a Topographic View of the London Underground:

A vector based version can be viewed on the Many Eyes site which you can either comment on, manipulate or more importantly download the raw data and make your own visualisation.

Sometimes you just stumble on a great site and Many Eyes is definatly one of those times.


Andy is Professor of Digital Urban Systems at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at University College London.