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TagCrowd is a web-based word cloud generator that can accept a URL, text, or an uploaded plain text file. Options are provided to show word frequency, exclude particular words, and more.

Last updated: 31 Oct 2014

Gliffy is a tool that makes it easy to create, share, and collaborate on a wide range of diagrams. Gliffy works directly in your browser and can be used to build flow charts, organization charts, network diagrams, workflows, technical drawings, and wireframes.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 30 Oct 2014

Protovis composes custom views of data with simple marks such as bars and dots. Unlike low-level graphics libraries that quickly become tedious for visualization, Protovis defines marks through dynamic properties that encode data, allowing inheritance, scales and layouts to simplify construction.

Code license: Open source, BSD
Last updated: 30 Oct 2014

Time Flow is an open-source timeline built to help journalists analyze temporal data. The application offers several view modes--timeline, calendar, list, table--to help explore thousands of data points. It is not a web-based tool--it is a desktop application that can run off a thumb-drive and is built to handle large datasets, and timeline events that may include approximate dates or date spans.

Code license: Open source
Last updated: 30 Oct 2014

ORBIS is an "interactive scholarly work" that allows a user to determine the cost, time, and distance of various land, sea, and river routes among hundreds of sites in the ancient world, at various times of day and in various seasons. The work can be (and has been) used as a tool to study questions in various fields of study about antiquity, including trade and social interaction.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 24 Oct 2014

GRASS GIS is free and open source software used for geospatial data management and analysis, image processing, graphics/maps production, spatial modeling, and visualization. GRASS is currently used in academic and commercial settings around the world, as well as by many governmental agencies and environmental consulting companies.

Code license: Open source, GNU GPL
Last updated: 24 Oct 2014

Visualizes a series of events across both time and space. Allows researcher to create of an interactive timeline and map that are linked together. Users of the timeline can press "play" to watch the timeline scroll forward and the map zoom from place to place as they highlight each event (and the researcher's attached images and text) in turn. Users can also pause the progress of history, move forward or back at their own pace, and zoom in or out of either the map or timeline to examine areas of interest.

Compare to: StoryMap JS, MapStory, Odyssey.js

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 24 Oct 2014

TimeGlider is a data-driven interactive timeline application built using JavaScript. You can "grab" the timeline and drag it left and right, and zoom in and out to view centuries at a time or just hours. TimeGlider allows you to create event-spans so that you can see durations and how they overlap. Being web-based, TimeGlider lets you collaborate and share easily.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 24 Oct 2014

yWorks is a powerful set of tools for creating diagrams using any number of frameworks. There are tools for working with HTML, FLEX, AJAX, Silverlight, Java and .NET.

yEd is also available from the yWorks site. This free graph editor can be used to create diagrams manually, or to import data for analysis.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 24 Oct 2014

QGIS is a user-friendly Open Source Geographic Information System (GIS) licensed under the GNU General Public License. QGIS is an official project of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo). It runs on Linux, Unix, Mac OSX, Windows and Android and supports numerous vector, raster, and database formats and functionalities.

Last updated: 24 Oct 2014

A global geographical database that may be used to identify and tag all references to location. The database contains over 8 million entries, each of which possesses a geographic name (in various languages), latitude, longitude, elevation, population, administrative subdivision and postal codes and information on unique features.

Features:

Last updated: 23 Oct 2014

GapVis is an interface for exploring and reading texts that reference ancient places. It includes maps and data visualizations that show what locations are referred to a different points in the narrative and allows you to dig into the details to learn more.

Code license: Open source
Last updated: 23 Oct 2014

This JavaScript library can be used to create mobile-friendly interactive maps. It does not provide data to map, but can be used to map spatial data in GeoJSON format, or display tiles from other sources such as MapBox.

Code license: BSD
Last updated: 21 Oct 2014

Lexos is an online tool that enables you to "scrub" (clean) your text(s), cut a text(s) into various size chunks, manage chunks and chunk sets, and choose from a suite of analysis tools for investigating those texts. Functionality includes building dendrograms, making graphs of rolling averages of word frequencies or ratios of words or letters, and playing with visualizations of word frequencies including word clouds and bubble visualizations.

Code license: Open source
Last updated: 10 Oct 2014

Text 2 Mind Map is a web-based tool for mind mapping. Very basic interface and functionality. Requires users to structure information in a linear text outline, which it returns as a diagram.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 7 Oct 2014

Coggle is a web-based tool for non-linear structuring and visualization of information. Easy to create visually appealing diagrams with little to no technical expertise. Supports Markdown and LaTeX formatting (use LaTeX via the \\( \\) or \\[ \\] escape sequences). Users can add images by dragging and dropping them in the browser, view change history for each diagram and revert to previous states, and download their work as PDFs or images. Also enables real-time collaboration with others.

Possible use cases for Coggle may include:

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 7 Oct 2014

Exploratree is a web-based library and editing application for "interactive thinking guides," which are templates useful for mind mapping, brainstorming, planning, and visualization. Originally developed for use in the classroom, to help students refine and focus their ideas, as well as manage plans to further their investigation. Thinking guides can be edited, printed, and downloaded directly from the browser.

Last updated: 7 Oct 2014

The Visual Understanding Environment (VUE) is concept mapping software that can integrate with multiple repositories to pull in, organize, and analyze data. Multiple features for advanced management of digital resources for teaching, learning, and research.

Last updated: 7 Oct 2014

bubbl.us is a web-based mind mapping tool, useful for organizing ideas, brainstorming, analyzing relationships, and visualizing data. Simple interface, with basic and easily understood functionality. Free to try without creating an account. Also available as an iOS application for iPad.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 7 Oct 2014

Mercury Amira is a multifaceted tool that allows for integration, manipulation, and visualisation of large sets of data. Automatic and interactive segmentation tools support processing of 3D image data.
Features:

  • One platform for visualizing, analyzing and presenting
  • Very large data sets are easily accessible with specific readers
  • C++ coding wizard for technical extension and customization
Last updated: 3 Oct 2014

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