Data visualization is becoming increasingly important, so I'm always interested in seeing the various ways in which massive amounts of information can be portrayed in a human-comprehensible style. To that end, IBM's ILOG Elixir development team is working on a powerful and elegant interactive dashboard:
IBM's team is showing off the data rendering capabilities of Adobe Flex through an online demonstration of their World Factbook Dashboard. It's a heavily stylized application that contains various gauges, 3D column and pie charts, a radar chart, a treemap and a world map view, which are all coordinated and synced through some very smooth animated effects. The different views also allow for the dynamic, user-driven scaling of the color legend, while countries can be compared by those in their immediate neighborhood.
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