Visualization

A software tool for the creation of 3D interactive environments. It may be used to model and interact with physical objects that currently or have previously existed in the real world, or create virtual environments that have not previously encountered. VirTool player software is available for Microsoft Windows, Apple MacOS X, Nintendo Wii and Microsoft Xbox 360.

Last updated: 26 Jun 2014

After Effects is a digital motion graphics and compositing software. After Effects allows users to animate, alter, and composite media in 2d and 3d space with various built-in tools and third party plug-ins, as well as individual attention to variables like parallax and user-adjustable angle of observation. The latest version, CS5.5, is the twentieth generation in the product line.

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  • Tightly integrated with other Adobe suite software
  • Searchable timelines and projects
Last updated: 24 Jul 2014

Adobe Illustrator is a comprehensive vector graphics environment that is ideal for all creative professionals, including web and interactive designers and developers, multimedia producers, motion graphics and visual effects designers, animators, and video professionals. The latest version, Illustrator CS5, is the fifteenth generation in the product line.

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Last updated: 24 Jul 2014

InDesign is a desktop publishing (DTP) software application which can be used to create periodical publications, posters, flyers, brochures, magazines and books. The latest version, InDesign CS5.5 , is the twelfth generation in the product line.

Features:

  • Tightly integrated with other Adobe suite software
  • Dynamic cross-reference support that updates content when moved within a document
  • Spread rotation
Last updated: 24 Jul 2014

The cross-platform Advene application allows users to easily create comments and analyses of video documents, through the definition of time-aligned annotations and their mobilisation into
automatically-generated or user-written comment views (HTML documents). Annotations can also be used to modify the rendition of the audiovisual document, thus providing virtual montage, captioning, navigation... capabilities. Users can exchange their comments/analyses in the form of Advene packages, independently from the video itself.

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Last updated: 16 Jul 2014

ANNIS2 is an open source, versatile web browser-based search and visualization architecture for complex multilevel linguistic corpora with diverse types of annotation. ANNIS, which stands for ANNotation of Information Structure, has been designed to provide access to the data of the SFB 632 ("Information Structure: The Linguistic Means for Structuring Utterances, Sentences and Texts").

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Last updated: 16 Jun 2014

A digital asset management system for the storage, management and delivery of raster images, audiovisual content, documents and other resources. The software provides limited eCommerce functionality for use by institutions that wish to use the system to sell digital products. It may be installed in-house on a Windows/Linux/Unix system or hosted on a system operated by the developers.

Features:

  • Image versioning
  • User-driven rating system
  • Automatic generation of thumbnails and preview images
Last updated: 18 Apr 2014

Autodesk 3ds Max (formerly 3D Studio MAX) is an open source graphics software tool used by video game developers, motion picture studios and architectural visualisers for modelling and animation projects. One of the most advanced 3D modelling tools in the industry, 3ds Max has been utilised by many CGI-animated films such as Avatar and 2012 to generate computer graphics alongside live acting.

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Last updated: 25 Jul 2014

Bokeh is a Python interactive visualization library for large datasets that natively uses the latest web technologies. Its goal is to provide elegant, concise construction of novel graphics in the style of Protovis/D3, while delivering high-performance interactivity over large data to thin clients.

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Last updated: 16 Jun 2014

This online tool can be used for a wide variety of annotation tasks, including visualization and collaboration.

brat is designed in particular for structured annotation, where the notes are not freeform text but have a fixed form that can be automatically processed and "interpreted" by a computer. brat also supports the annotation of n-ary associations that can link together any number of other annotations participating in specific roles. brat also implements a number of features relying on natural language processing techniques to support human annotation efforts.

Last updated: 16 Jun 2014

CartoDB is a cloud based mapping, analysis and visualization engine that lets users build spatial applications for both mobile and the web. Users input tabular data and then construct an interactive visualisation through the web interface. It provides automatic georeferencing functionality and provides APIs for mobile data collection and dissemination.

Use is free for up to five tables; after that, there are monthly pricing plans.
Development was funded through EU and Spanish research programmes.

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Last updated: 24 Jul 2014

Create interactive charts and perfect dashboards through an intuitive drag and drop interface. Switch from basic tables to sophisticated data visualizations in a single click. Powerful filters let you slice and dice your data, and you can drill down into most charts without configuring a thing.
Chartio currently provides nine essential visualization types that can be tweaked, designed, and iterated in any number of ways.

Last updated: 24 Jul 2014

Create simple charts.

Last updated: 15 Jan 2013

Circos is a software package for visualizing data and information. It visualizes data in a circular layout — this makes Circos ideal for exploring relationships between objects or positions. There are other reasons why a circular layout is advantageous, not the least being the fact that it is attractive.
Circos is ideal for creating publication-quality infographics and illustrations with a high data-to-ink ratio, richly layered data and pleasant symmetries. You have fine control each element in the figure to tailor its focus points and detail to your audience.

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Last updated: 1 Mar 2013

Coggle is a simple, beautiful way of structuring information that you can use to collaborate in real-time with others.

It supports LaTeX and Markdown formatting (use LaTeX via the \\( \\) or \\[ \\] escape sequences), images can be added by drag & drop, you can view the change history of each diagram, and documents can be downloaded as PDFs or images.

Amongst many other things, Coggle is used for:

Last updated: 22 Mar 2013

Interactive tool for selecting most appropriate colors for maps and other visualizations.

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Last updated: 23 Jan 2013

CulturalAnalytics is an R package containing functions for statistical analysis and plotting of image properties, including statistics such as the standard deviation and mean in the RGB and HSV color spaces, image entropy and histograms in greyscale (intensity) and color, and for plotting color clouds and image scatter charts.

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Last updated: 16 Jun 2014

Cytoscape is a platform for complex network analysis, visualization, and annotation.

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Last updated: 16 Jun 2014

D3.js is a data visualization library by Mike Bostock, who is also the primary creator of Protovis, which D3 is designed to replace.

There is a great introductory tutorial available from Luke Franci. It is one of many other tutorials linked to from Bostock's D3 wiki.

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Last updated: 22 Jul 2014

draw.io is an online diagramming application built for speed, reliability and simplicity. It features the full range of visual configuration you expect, as well as web application features such as a full range of export options, a large collection of icons, real-time collaboration and embedded widget sharing. It features particularly notable integration with a variety of collaborative platforms including Google Docs/Apps.

Last updated: 24 Jul 2014

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