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Climate Economy Report

October 13th, 2014

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Very interesting website. For once, for the report (N. Stern is the key person behind). But even more for the website design. It’s like an interactive ebook brought online, with video which can play (fullscreen) in the background, links in all directions, pages which just need to be scrolled down for overview, and to the left for deeper look into it…

Pretty cool… Although, still, I don’t read the stuff, as I don’t like reading text on screen…

Neat tool for travel planning

September 5th, 2014

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Komoot is a pretty neat tool for planning a travel. I wanted to spend a couple of days cycling with my family, and explored several tools. This one is by far the best! Nicely done!

Extract Data From PDF Tables

July 17th, 2014

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Tabula: Very nice utility to extract data from a PDF table: Just upload the PDF file, highlight the table you want to extract, you’ll get a preview, and download the data in CSV format. Pretty cool!

Water Stress Index

May 13th, 2014

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Really like that map. Maplecraft came out with a bunch of interesting maps. Wonder how they assemble and compute these different layers, for which normally such high-resolution data are not available.

Environmental Change Media Watch

May 13th, 2014

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Interesting, very interactive site of automatic information collection/harvesting on specific environmental topics or keywords. The engine behind runs through all major social platforms and collects information and puts it into the right perspective, respectively inserts it into its larger database for connecting the dots (that is, the environmental themes, keywords, products).

Static Gapminder

April 2nd, 2014

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Gapminder is a great tool. Doesn’t work with lots of combinations of data. But how to translate this into static images? Here is a nice example.

Simulation of Flight Routes

March 14th, 2014

Pixelio – Kostenlose Bilddatenbank

January 22nd, 2014

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Sehr nützlich, eine kostenlose Bilddatenbank, Pixelio.

Lexical Distance Among the Languages of Europe

January 14th, 2014

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Mapping Emotions On The Body: Love Makes Us Warm All Over

January 14th, 2014

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Boyd Varty: What I learned from Nelson Mandela

December 21st, 2013
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Mapping the Global Footprint (on Biodiversity Loss)

November 27th, 2013

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Interesting website which “tracks” the impact on biodiversity loss through consumption.

JSON/XML Viewer Plugin for Safari

November 20th, 2013

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Really nice tool to turn JSON into a readable format. Great!

TED: Embracing DIFFERENT: Patrick Linehan

November 4th, 2013

Raw Data Visulaizations – From Excel to RAW to Ilustrator

October 15th, 2013

Interesting application which can bridge a bit the space between Excel data and Illustrator visualization work.

Indicator Display

September 17th, 2013

Nice example of an attractive and both visual and textual display of indicators.

From an Excel-Chart to a nice looking one

September 2nd, 2013

Nice evolution from a standard (and as such published) Excel chart to a nice, innovative looking one (although perhaps a bit more challenging to read).

A Web Site Designed

September 2nd, 2013

Nice way of showing how much time and effort goes when into a website design.

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Formula for counting percentages between negative values

August 14th, 2013

Say, you have “300” and “-300″ as two values and want to calculate the percentage change between them. With the formula

  "=(A2 - B2) / ABS(B2)"

it’ll do it.

HexFiend – Editing In Really Large Files

July 5th, 2013

It’s not really an editing tool. But it can be used a bit as such. And you can read really big files (several GB large) with it. Really helpful. HexFind.