CartoDB – Relatively Simple to Use

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CartoDB is a cloud based mapping, analysis and visualization engine that lets users build spatial applications for both mobile and the web. CartoDB was launched in April 2012 and version 2.0 rolled out in November 2012.

The platform is already being used by major news organizations, research institutions, non-profits, and geospatial application developers the world throughout.

High-Resolution Maps of Science | #dataviz #scientometrics

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‘Maps of science derived from citation data visualize the relationships among scholarly publications or disciplines. They are valuable instruments for exploring the structure and evolution of scholarly activity. Much like early world charts, these maps of science provide an overall visual perspective of science as well as a reference system that stimulates further exploration. However, these maps are also significantly biased due to the nature of the citation data from which they are derived: existing citation databases overrepresent the natural sciences; substantial delays typical of journal publication yield insights in science past, not present; and connections between scientific disciplines are tracked in a manner that ignores informal cross-fertilization..’

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