After a short search in the website, I didn’t find some references about this stuff, so I’ll just drop here some questions, and some of my web-based research I’ve done to find answers to those.
How to make data better accessible to people ?
How to visualize complex ideas and datasets ?
How to integrate those tools in a website ?
Open source tools
There are two tools that I barely know of but that I want to learn to use (and to share my thoughts about thoses here). If in LOTE2 therre might be some users of those I would be very happy to learn from them basic uses…
“R is an open source programming language and software environment for statistical computing and graphics”. Basically, you write some code to access to a database, and to render from simple to complex graphs out of it. R is open-source and used by scientists and passionate users worldwide. You might take a look here : http://www.r-project.org/, look for some examples here : http://gallery.r-enthusiasts.com/thumbs.php, and try it out simply installing RStudio http://www.rstudio.com/ide/. R can be embedded as plugin in web CMSes (like tikiwiki - and others) - making available for everybody to share his datamining and research to peers - but has to run in your server.
A book with stunning examples (in french, sorry) : http://fr.flossmanuals.net/processing/ch002_exemples-dutilisations (made during a five-days booksprint !!!).
Last, there is also Google fusion tables (not sure it’s OSS), which enables you to store huge datasets then to process it into meaningful schemes. For more info, see : http://support.google.com/fusiontables/answer/2571232/, some nice examples here : https://sites.google.com/site/fusiontablestalks/stories.
Do you know other examples of web-based data visualizing softwares ? Did you try some of those tools ?
Have a nice day,