Wednesday, 1 September 2010
The Atlas of Living Australia is a great new resource on biodiversity. We have added a search gadget and feed gadget to the Biodiversity Desktop.
We have added a Twitter Search Gadget to the Biodiversity Desktop. It's great for catching up on fresh tweets or searching for species and biodiversity tweets.
Tuesday, 24 August 2010
We have released a feed detailing the different themes provided by the Desktop. The feed is available at http://feeds.feedburner.com/ResearchDesktopThemes. This feed can be added to web page at http://researchdesktop.org/embed-feed.jsp?feedURL=http://feeds.feedburner.com/ResearchDesktopThemes.
Thursday, 19 August 2010
Wednesday, 18 August 2010
Tuesday, 17 August 2010
We are learning how to use Tableau Desktop analytics software at the moment. It is marketed as a data visualization and business intelligence tool. It produces some fantastic visualizations and there is a very good gallery of public images. It is worth visiting their gallery for some fantastic examples of what can be done. This is not exactly a home purchase but it is well priced for the desktop version and well worth the money. The easiest way to describe it is as rocket powered visual pivot tables. The charts and maps can be saved as images or into pdf. There is a free version called Tableau public that people can play with and free reader software. Well worth a try and I could see more researchers in universities using this tool.