EEA Daviz is a web tool developed by the European Environment Agency which helps creating interactive data visualizations easily through the web browser, no extra tools are necessary. It is free and open source.
You can generate attractive and interactive charts and combine them in a dashboard with facets/filters which updates the charts simultaneously. Data can be uploaded as CSV/TSV or you can specify SPARQL to query online Linked open data servers (aka sparql endpoints).
Daviz is the first Semantic web data visualisation tool for Plone CMS, entirely web-based!
- No desktop tools needed to make visualizations. all web based.
- Data input: easy copy and paste of data table from any webpage or excel sheet
- Data input: drag-and-drop your data from CSV/TSV files, and we do the rest
- Data input advanced: retrieve data from any SPARQL endpoint on the fly
- Intuitive visualization editor to create interactive charts.
- Large amount of visualizations available: Area, Bar, Bubble, Candlestick, Column, Combo Chart, Gauge, Geo Intensity Maps, Line, Pie, Radar, Scatter, Stepped Area, Table, Tree Map, Motion Charts, Faceted search table, Faceted tiles, Faceted timeline, Faceted map and more...
- Dashboard. Group charts into one dashboard.
- Share any chart. Embeddable visualization in any webpage.
- Customizable chart options and colors
- Data table manipulation via drag and drop, preparing table for chart
- Pivot table (Transpose), transform row values into columns
- Modular framework for extending it with more visualizations
- And much more...
It is simple to use, needs no desktop application, everything is done through the web by uploading an "excel file", CSV, TSV. You can also query the "web of data" via public available sparql endpoints.
You can easily make visualizations like:
See also initial project wiki page for the reasoning behind this project.
- Eurostat data employment rates 2000-2010 (demo using Linked Data)
- GHG vs GDP in Europe 1990 - 2009 (demo using Linked Data)
- GHG national emissions reporting to UNFCC (Simile Exhibit demo with TSV)
- Google charts demos
- MIT Simile Exhibit demos
Update your buildout.cfg file:
- Add eea.daviz to the list of eggs to install
- Tell the plone.recipe.zope2instance recipe to install a ZCML slug
[instance] ... eggs = ... eea.daviz zcml = ... eea.daviz
Re-run buildout, e.g. with:
You can skip the ZCML slug if you are going to explicitly include the package from another package's configure.zcml file.
Within ZMI -> Plone Site -> portal_properties add a plone property sheet called geographical_properties and inside it add a new string property called google_key.
Within ZMI -> Top Folder -> manage_propertiesForm add a string property called google_key
The Google account you use to generate the key has to be owner of the site, this is done by verification via Google webmaster tools.
- EEA Daviz has the following dependencies:
- The following package are optional. Still they can improve the user experience with this tool:
- eea.cache (Check eea.cache documentation for more about memcache configuration)
[instance] ... eggs = ... eea.daviz [full] zcml = ... eea.daviz-overrides eea.daviz-full
- Latest source code (Plone 4 compatible):
- Plone 2 and 3 compatible (Simile Exhibit visualisations only):
The Initial Owner of the Original Code is European Environment Agency (EEA). All Rights Reserved.
The EEA Daviz (the Original Code) is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
More details under eea.daviz/docs/License.txt
- Daviz technical documentation on github
- Daviz plone product summary
- Data input examples
- How to prepare your data
- Simile Wiki - Exhibit 2.0: http://simile.mit.edu/wiki/Exhibit
- Simile widgets: http://www.simile-widgets.org/exhibit
- EEA Daviz how-to: https://svn.eionet.europa.eu/projects/Zope/wiki/HowToDaviz
- EEA Daviz backlog wiki: https://svn.eionet.europa.eu/projects/Zope/wiki/DaViz
- Google charts: http://code.google.com/apis/chart/
EEA - European Environment Agency (EU)