Information visualization

Information visualization or information visualisation is the study of visual representations of abstract data to reinforce human cognition. The abstract data include both numerical and non-numerical data, such as text and geographic information. However, information visualization differs from scientific visualization: "it's infovis when the spatial representation is chosen, it's scivis when the spatial representation is given"; the field of information visualization has emerged "from research in human-computer interaction, computer science, visual design and business methods. It is applied as a critical component in scientific research, digital libraries, data mining, financial data analysis, market studies, manufacturing production control, drug discovery". Information visualization presumes that "visual representations and interaction techniques take advantage of the human eye’s broad bandwidth pathway into the mind to allow users to see and understand large amounts of information at once.

Information visualization focused on the creation of approaches for conveying abstract information in intuitive ways."Data analysis is an indispensable part of all applied research and problem solving in industry. The most fundamental data analysis approaches are visualization, data mining, machine learning methods. Among these approaches, information visualization, or visual data analysis, is the most reliant on the cognitive skills of human analysts, allows the discovery of unstructured actionable insights that are limited only by human imagination and creativity; the analyst does not have to learn any sophisticated methods to be able to interpret the visualizations of the data. Information visualization is a hypothesis generation scheme, which can be, is followed by more analytical or formal analysis, such as statistical hypothesis testing; the modern study of visualization started with computer graphics, which "has from its beginning been used to study scientific problems. However, in its early days the lack of graphics power limited its usefulness.

The recent emphasis on visualization started in 1987 with the special issue of Computer Graphics on Visualization in Scientific Computing. Since there have been several conferences and workshops, co-sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society and ACM SIGGRAPH", they have been devoted to the general topics of data visualisation, information visualization and scientific visualisation, more specific areas such as volume visualization. In 1786, William Playfair published the first presentation graphics. Cartogram Cladogram Concept Mapping Dendrogram Information visualization reference model Graph drawing Heatmap HyperbolicTree Multidimensional scaling Parallel coordinates Problem solving environment Treemapping Information visualization insights are being applied in areas such as: Scientific research Digital libraries Data mining Information graphics Financial data analysis Health care Market studies Manufacturing production control Crime mapping eGovernance and Policy Modeling Notable academic and industry laboratories in the field are: Adobe Research IBM Research Google Research Microsoft Research Panopticon Software Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute Tableau Software University of Maryland Human-Computer Interaction Lab VviConferences in this field, ranked by significance in data visualization research, are: IEEE Visualization: An annual international conference on scientific visualization, information visualization, visual analytics.

Conference is held in October. ACM SIGGRAPH: An annual international conference on computer graphics, convened by the ACM SIGGRAPH organization. Conference dates vary. EuroVis: An annual Europe-wide conference on data visualization, organized by the Eurographics Working Group on Data Visualization and supported by the IEEE Visualization and Graphics Technical Committee. Conference is held in June. Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems: An annual international conference on human-computer interaction, hosted by ACM SIGCHI. Conference is held in April or May. Eurographics: An annual Europe-wide computer graphics conference, held by the European Association for Computer Graphics. Conference is held in April or May. PacificVis: An annual visualization symposium held in the Asia-Pacific region, sponsored by the IEEE Visualization and Graphics Technical Committee. Conference is held in March or April. For further examples, see: Category:Computer graphics organizations Computational visualistics Data art Data Presentation Architecture Data visualization Geovisualization Infographics Patent visualisation Software visualization Visual analytics List of information graphics software List of countries by economic complexity, example of Treemapping Ben Bederson and Ben Shneiderman.

The Craft of Information Visualization: Readings and Reflections. Morgan Kaufmann. Stuart K. Card, Jock D. Mackinlay and Ben Shneiderman. Readings in Information Visualization: Using Vision to Think, Morgan Kaufmann Publishers. Jeffrey Heer, Stuart K. Card, James Landay. "Prefuse: a toolkit for interactive information visualization". In: ACM Human Factors in Computing Systems CHI 2005. Andreas Kerren, John T. Stasko, Jean-Daniel Fekete, Chris North. Information Visualization – Human-Centered Issues and Perspectives. Volume 4950 of LNCS State-of-the-Art Survey, Springer. Riccardo Mazza. Introduction to Information Visualization, Springe

No Limits (Reset album)

No Limits is the second studio album by Canadian punk rock band Reset. It was released in 1999, re-released in 2006. "I Know" "Pollution" "Planet Earth" "My Dream and I" "Let Me Go" "Pressure" "The End" "What Now?" "Blew It Off" "Wide Open" "Big Brother" "Friend" "Double Cross" The song "Double Cross" ends at 4:35. After 11 minutes and 10 seconds of silence, starts an untitled hidden track. Pierre Bouvier - bass, lead vocals Phil Jolicoeur - guitar, vocals Adrian White - drums/guitar/samples, keyboards Greg Reely - production, engineering, mastering Reset - production Leslie Symansky - pictures Patrick Francis Guay - artwork Chuck Comeau - creative input J. S. Boileau - creative input

Azad Marshall

Azad Marshall is a Pakistani-born Anglican bishop. He was the sixth Bishop of the Anglican Church in the Islamic Republic of Iran, a diocese of the Episcopal Church in Jerusalem and the Middle East in the Anglican Communion, since 2007, he is married to Lesley. They have two children, married to Mark Samuel, their son Joshua, a university student. Marshall was educated at the University of the Punjab, in Pakistan, from which he received the degree of Bachelor of Arts, he studied at Ramsey House Theological College in Cambridge, England. He holds the Master of Divinity Degree from Gujranwala Theological Seminary in Pakistan, the Master of Theology degree from the London School of Theology. Beginning in 1976, Marshall served with the "Send the Light Trust" in Iran and served on two ships as part of their International team for promoting "Good books" and providing humanitarian aid around the world. In 1980, he founded Church Foundation Seminars, a Church-related teaching and training ministry to strengthen pastors and leaders.

In 1985, he founded the Institute for Basic Adult Development and Training, a literacy and vocational training program. At present it operates 250 Centers to bring about more than 100,000 students. Azad founded the Prince of Peace Library and Center to bring about reconciliation among the Christian and Muslim communities of Shanti Nagar, to promote peace. Ordained as a Deacon in 1987 and a Presbyter in 1988, in the Church of Pakistan, Marshall served as the Vicar of St. Andrew's Church, Lahore. In 1994 he was consecrated Bishop by the Church of Pakistan to serve the Urdu-speaking congregations in the Gulf States; the following year he was made an Associate Bishop in the Province of the Middle East. In 2003, Bishop Azad was appointed Vicar General in the Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East to have Episcopal oversight of the Church in Iran. In 2007, he was installed as Sixth Bishop of Iran and, in 2009, he was made Assistant Bishop in the Diocese of Cyprus and the Gulf for Urdu-speaking Congregations.

That same year he was elected as a member of the Standing Committee of the Anglican Consultative Council and President of the National Council of Churches in Pakistan. Nashotah House conferred upon Bishop Azad Marshall the degree of Doctor of Divinity, honoris causa. On 8 January 2016. Bishop Azad was elected Coadjutor Bishop of Raiwind Diocese, at the Church of Pakistan, he was enthroned as Bishop of Raiwind on 20 August 2017. He is a supporter of the Anglican realignment, he addressed the meeting of the College of Bishops of the Anglican Church in North America, held in Orlando, Florida, in January 2013, he attended G19, the additional conference for those who weren't able to attend GAFCON III the previous year, held in Dubai, on 25 February-1 March 2019. His publications include: Onward and Upward, a Confirmation preparation course.