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Opening Education Data: EdStats Unveils StatPlanet, an Interactive Mapping Tool from World Bank ‘Apps for Development’ Winner | A World Bank blog on the power of investing in people   Leave a comment

 

 

“Want to watch the expansion of schooling in Sub-Saharan Africa over the past three decades? Or chart the difference in growth of educational attainment between South Korea and Mexico? Maybe you just want to easily compare with one click whether a bar or line graph better communicates your data. Now you can! EdStats, the World Bank’s free database for global education statistics, has launched EdStats StatPlanet — an exciting new data visualization and mapping dashboard for exploring country, regional and global performance on 19 key education indicators through interactive, animated world maps, charts and tables.

The StatPlanet platform was developed by developed Frank van Cappelle and was the 1st place winner of the World Bank’s Apps for Development competition, which was launched as part of the Bank’s Open Data Initiative, an effort that unlocks the Bank’s knowledge and development data for researchers, activists, students, and development practitioners across the globe. The application has been loaded with EdStats’ most up-to-date global education education statistics.”

via Opening Education Data: EdStats Unveils StatPlanet, an Interactive Mapping Tool from World Bank ‘Apps for Development’ Winner | A World Bank blog on the power of investing in people.

Posted September 4, 2011 by arnoneumann in education, World Bank

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Augmented Reality Kills The QR Code Star | Fast Company   Leave a comment

Powerful overlay augmented reality application that outdoes QR codes.

“You may recognize this kind of function: Its what QR codes have been used for until now, on everything from advertising to business cards to Sonys EyePet interactive PlayStation game. A QR code is basically a machine-recognizable system that contains short snippets of text, a phone number, or a web link–but to access it you need a compatible app, and you have to plaster the QR code in a clearly readable way onto the object, be it a mag advert or a website. This is powerful, but clumsy.And Layars made it a little irrelevant–the object itself is now the real world “tag,” and because Layar is a browser, it lets the data associated with the tag be much richer and more dynamic than a QR code could manage.”

 

via Augmented Reality Kills The QR Code Star | Fast Company.

Posted August 5, 2011 by arnoneumann in Apps

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