NRC: 3D Technologies

The 3D Visualization Technologies Research Group is part of the National Research Council Institute for Information Technology. They have developed laser scanners that can digitize spaces and objects. (See The Virtual Theater). They have also developed technologies for generating 3D spaces from images/paintings and technologies for searching 3D databases.
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Visualization Examples

StÈfan Sinclair posted to a conference a good list of exemplary visualization projects:
Web browsing
OPTE ( ( )
anemone (
Reference and bibliographic visualization
Visual Thesaurus ( )
RefViz Galaxy & Matrix views (
Document structure
XML Structure Navigator (
I think its time to start reflecting on the semiotics of visualization.

PircBot: Visualizing Language Learner

Dynamic graph drawing is another neat application on The Java applet (source available as GPL) builds a graph of your sentences as you dialog with an Eliza like bot. I previously blogged the Social Shakespeare Pie Spy tool, grockwel: Research Notes: Visualizing Social Networks. Paul Mutton is building a neat collection of tools and his site is well designed.
This comes courtesy of StÈfan Sinclair.

Newsmap: Google News Visualizer

Newsmap is an effective visualizer of Google News stories that creates treemaps based on the volume of stories for each topic. The interface allows you to compare different national news sets and to show/hide different types of news (world, nation, business…). What’s more, it actually works visually and for looking at the information.
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