Posts Tagged ‘google’
Google Maps is a huge project involving AI, computer vision, big data, and lots of physical hardware and people. At the recent Google I/O event, they discussed one project “Ground Truth” that constantly refines the data to ensure accuracy and relevance. For example, Google might get road information from a government that indicates a particular […]
A group of 100 scientists, engineers, and developers are working together for a bid at Google’s Lunar X Prize, a $30 million award to the first private funded team to land a rover on the moon. Any bid will require tons of work in computations, hardware, and physics, but the German team is beefing up […]
Another entry in the PIPA/SOPA protests comes from what is probably the biggest Internet company around, Google. They’ve blacked out the logo on their main page, and they’re showing off this interesting PDF infographic of the many people in opposition of this legislation. End Piracy, Not Liberty – Google.
Jeffrey Breen has some nice one-liners for R that show how you can use the popular statistics package with the “Google Visualization API” to create some great interactive graphs, specifically the famous “Motion Chart” shown by Hans Rosling at TED2006. First up: the googleVis package by Markus Gesmann and Diego de Castillo which makes it […]
With all the fancy tools and graphics at our disposal, we tend to miss one of the big features of communication today: Making it easily searchable and indexable. In a post over at Poynter.org, they show how to use Google Charts and a few other tools to create nice HTML-based interactive charts and graphs, both […]
NASA & Google Celebrate Milestones in Space Travel [INFOGRAPHIC].
Yesterday, we talked about Social Media, but even not being a dominant force in that world – c’mon, how many of you have an Orkut account, seriously? – , Google is still thedominant force of the internet. Today we bring several recent infographics about the Mountain View giant, starting with Level 343‘s roundup of the […]
Kitware’s VTK was one of the lucky selections in this year’s “Google Summer of Code”, and they’re now accepting applications for lots of different little projects in everyone’s favorite visualization API. A few of them so far (check out the full list here) iPad/iPhone Support for ParaView WebGL Volume Rendering Protovis in C++ IEEE VisWeek2010 […]
Google has just announced their acquisition of Green Parrot Pictures, a video post-production company that’s developed some fancy algorithms for fixing blurry and jerky video footage through advanced motion-prediction systems. Already in use by some major motion studios in films like Lord of the Rings and X-Men, hopefully google will now be making this available […]
Taxes are probably one of the most stressful and depressing times of year, am I right? In an attempt to gleam a bit of useful and, dare I say, Interesting information from the annual mundane task, Google has partnered up with Eyebeam to create the “Data Viz Challenge” To make that happen, we’ve teamed up […]