Thursday, May 06, 2010

[IWS] OECD: DYNAMIC MAPS & CHARTS (reveal stories hidden in statistics)

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Institute for Workplace Studies----------------- Professor Samuel B. Bacharach
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Cornell University
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Stuart Basefsky
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Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)


Dynamic maps and charts, OECD,3343,en_2825_35731996_42852853_1_1_1_1,00.html


You can now explore OECD data using new tools that allow you to uncover structures and reveal the stories hidden in the statistics.


OECD eXplorer

The OECD eXplorer developped jointly by the OECD and the National Centre for Visual Analytics (NCVA, at Link√∂ping University, Sweden, combines maps and graphs with stories allowing users to examine time developments and interrelations between indicators.

Select indicator for colours in map, for scatterplot, see stories with animated graphs; generate your own stories on the following topics:



Children:  compare material well-being; housing and environment; education; health; risk behaviours; and quality of school life.
Source: Doing better for children 2009


Factbook 2009 provides a global overview of today’s major economic, social and environmental indicators.
Source: OECD Factbook 2009


Health: compare life expectancy at birth,obesity, breast cancer survival rates, health expenditures etc. accross OECD countries.
Source: Health at a glance 2009


Economic projections: compare GDP growth, investment, imports and exports, inflation, unemployment, etc. accross OECD countries and non member economies.
Source: Economic Outlook N. 86, Nov. 2009


Regions: compare areas, total population, population density & growth, etc. in about 2000 regions in 30 countries.
Source: Regional statistics and indicators


Interactive Charts and Trendalyzer

The OECD Factbook 2009 can also be explored using:


OECD Interactive Charts ranking countries on one indicator over time. Select an indicator in the topics list, see ranking of countries, select one or two countries and activate time animation.


Trendalyzer: see how countries perform on several development indicators over time. Select any two indicators for the axes in the graph, and the size of bubbles reflect the size of a third indicator of your choice.



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