Friday October 26, 2007

Visualising development

Governments and international agencies hold a lot of data – like population, life expectancy, income. But getting to it is hard work, and interpreting it can be even harder.

Gapminder gives you tools to explore the changing world from your own computer. Moving graphics show developments across selected countries by the indicators you choose.

Gapminder wants to make data more accessible and easier to use for instant visual analysis… The idea is that all people, independently of their political agenda, should get free access to already existing statistics about global development to easily improve their understanding about the complex society.

Hans Rosling, one of the founders of Gapminder, gives a practical demonstration in this lecture:

Visit gapminder.org to run your own analyses.

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