5 Jaw Dropping Big Data Visualizations

Charts and graphs are fairly simple to visualize when datasets are small. It’s when the datasets are bigger that things get interesting. Because it is easier than ever before to store massive amounts of data, people are struggling to figure out how to analyze and visualize the data they’ve collected.

Lucky for us, a few incredibly smart and creative people have managed to take big data and turn it into captivating maps, charts, and interactive infographics. We’ve picked a few of our favorites.

Have fun exploring these amazing visualizations that turn big data into big insights:


1) Earth Wind Map

See current wind, weather, ocean, and pollution conditions, as forecast by supercomputers, on an interactive animated map. Updated every three hours.

2) Cyber Threat Real-Time Map

Cybermap visualizes cyber attacks around the world in real-time, based on data from Kaspersky Lab. This brightly colored map will take you on an exciting data adventure.

3) Kepler’s Tally of Planets

NASA’s Kepler mission has discovered more than 1,000 confirmed planets orbiting distant stars. Planets with known sizes and orbits are shown below.

4) The Radical Dot Map

The map displays 308,745,538 dots, one for each person residing in the United States at the location they were counted during the 2010 Census.

5) Twitter GNIP

More than 280 million Tweets posted from mobile phones reveal geographic usage patterns in unprecedented detail.


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