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Expert Data Visualization

By : Jos Dirksen
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Expert Data Visualization

By: Jos Dirksen

Overview of this book

Do you want to make sense of your data? Do you want to create interactive charts, data trees, info-graphics, geospatial charts, and maps efficiently? This book is your ideal choice to master interactive data visualization with D3.js V4. The book includes a number of extensive examples that to help you hone your skills with data visualization. Throughout nine chapters these examples will help you acquire a clear practical understanding of the various techniques, tools and functionality provided by D3.js. You will first setup your D3.JS development environment and learn the basic patterns needed to visualize your data. After that you will learn techniques to optimize different processes such as working with selections; animating data transitions; creating graps and charts, integrating external resources (static as well as streaming); visualizing information on maps; working with colors and scales; utilizing the different D3.js APIs; and much more. The book will also guide you through creating custom graphs and visualizations, and show you how to go from the raw data to beautiful visualizations. The extensive examples will include working with complex and realtime data streams, such as seismic data, geospatial data, scientific data, and more. Towards the end of the book, you will learn to add more functionality on top of D3.js by using it with other external libraries and integrating it with Ecmascript 6 and Typescript
Table of Contents (10 chapters)

Working with Geo Data

In the previous chapters, we've created a number of visualizations based on various data sources. One type of data that we haven't looked at yet is geographic data (or geo data for short). In this chapter, we'll show the support D3 has for visualizing and manipulating geographic data.

We'll create the following visualizations in this chapter:

  • Election visualization: The first visualization we'll create is one where we show the 2016 US presidential election results. We'll show a map of the USA, where each county is colored based on how it voted.
  • Earthquake map: D3 can display in a number of different projections. We'll create a map that visualizes the location and magnitude of earthquakes. We'll also provide a way you can quickly switch between projections to see what they look like.
  • 3D Globe: With D3 we can create a fake 3D globe on which we can plot...