Visualization and tools
UNdata Processing, Calc Data Pilot - Import into GIS
Gothos, a Geospatial Librarian's World, offers some tips on how to process data downloaded from UNdata.
In many cases when users download data they get multiple records for each country;
one record for each year for each data point. In order to bring this data into GIS, the data set needs to be re-arranged,
so that there is only one record for each country with multiple columns for years.
The growth of internet use
Based on the Key Global Indicators from the UNdata
, ''DrasticData'' calculated the number of internet users per country from 1990 to 2005. They used Flare to visualize the growth of the Internet use for all countries or per continent.
Progress: A Graphical Report on the State of the World
"Progress: A Graphical Report on the State of the World" is published by FlowingData using UNdata
as a source. Progress is an effort to make this world data visible.
FlowingData is a web site that explores how designers, statisticians, and computer scientists are using data to understand ourselves better - mainly through data visualization.
Link: Progress: A Graphical Report on the State of the World
Thematic Mapping Engine for UNdata
Bjorn Sandvik from the United Nations Association (UNA) of Norway has recently developed a Thematic Mapping Engine which enables users to visualise global statistics on Google Earth. The primary data source is UNdata. The engine returns a KMZ file that you can open in Google Earth or download to your computer.
Link: Thematic Mapping Engine
UNdata plugin for Firefox
Natali Del Conte, a senior editor for CNET TV, wrote a UNdata plugin for Firefox with the ability to search terms directly in UNdata.
Link: Firefox plugin
United Nations Statistical Data iGoogle Gadget
The website "OnlineKnowHow" offers a United Nations Statistical Data iGoogle Gadget.
Add the United Nations Statistical Data Gadget to your iGoogle page and get information about any country in the world in seconds.
Link: United Nations Statistical Data iGoogle Gadget