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Oct252011

Data Visualization and Genealogy

The Value of Data Visualization from Column Five on Vimeo.

I just love this video! I find it so inspiring and creative. I'm always looking for ways to simplify and share genealogical and historic information. A Family Tree is a great example of an infographic. You are taking a information that is hard to conceptualize and "drawing" it out in a way to identify the different components. Men from women, generations from older generations, places of birth/death...and so on. When you visualize your family tree, you might be surprised to see connections or patterns you might not have realized without displaying information in a visual way. Another avenue of data visualization I find incredibly relevant to genealogy are maps!

See how I've visualized genealogical and family history data.

I use wrapping paper to draw out family trees.

Tips and strategy for drawing family trees.

How to use Google maps to create a custom genealogical map.

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Reader Comments (1)

Great catch! I love this kind of videos you can find on Vimeo and I must say that the most basic principles of gestalt were beautifully explained.

Oct 29, 2011 at 3:40 PM | Unregistered CommenterMaria

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