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Website launched: Global Environmental Goals (GEGs) Live

November 25th, 2014

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There is a multitude of internationally-agreed environmental goals and objectives, which are part of outcome documents of relevant United Nations summits and conferences, resolutions of the General Assembly, decisions of other global intergovernmental conferences, multilateral environmental agreements and decisions of their governing bodies. The compendium of those goals and objectives is called the Global Environmental Goals (GEGs).
The purpose of the GEGs-Live website is to provide up-to-date information on the progress towards achieving these GEGs. In addition, it puts the information into the context of the currently elaborated Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The variables and data are mainly drawn from UNEP’s Environmental Data Explorer.
Users can access the information they are searching for either through the GEGs or the SDGs, as parallel points of entry. Based on the user’s choice, the website shows the direct interlinkages between politically-agreed goals and targets on the one hand, and relevant underlying data for monitoring these on the other.
This website is a value judgment-free effort by UNEP to provide up-to-date information to show progress achieved on issues identified in the GEGs and the currently elaborated SDGs. It is intended to better inform both decision-makers and the general public.

Testing EDE’s graph inclusion

November 14th, 2014

F1 racing winners and age

October 22nd, 2014

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Great overview and display of the combination age, winner, top-10, other of Formula-1 races.

Visualizing the major causes of death in the 20th Century

October 22nd, 2014

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The Graphic Continuum

October 22nd, 2014

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Good overview of all those different display possibilities that we have…

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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.