Monthly Archives: July 2013

Using d3js to visualise the Atlas of Living Australia

I’ve been playing around with d3js,which is an amazing JavaScript library for visualising data. Using the Atlas of Living Australia Web Services I was able to build a simple data explorer that displays a bubble chart of occurrence data for a taxon.

alavisAt the moment it is fairly basic and is not entirely intuitive (no back-button or bookmarking support, inconsistent actions), but these things are fairly easy to add. D3js takes a while to get your head around, but the combination of a well thought out API from the Atlas of Living Australia combined with d3js and twitter bootstrap has allowed me to produce this application relatively easily.

The demo application and source are hosted on GitHub.