Interactive Visualisation with JavaScript: Highcharts and Mapael

  • Thomas Rahlf


For a long time, there was no alternative to Adobe’s Flash if you wanted to create animated, dynamic or interactive visualisations. However, things have now changed: with the unforeseen dynamic that JavaScript has experienced in recent years, and with the option of representing and animating pixel graphics directly in a browser with Canvas, or even vector graphics with SVG, very powerful alternative tools are now available. Wikipedia lists almost 40 JavaScript modules for visualisation.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas Rahlf
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  1. 1.Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität BonnBonnGermany

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