Submissions/Graphs! Visualize maps and data graphs live on Wikipedia

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After careful consideration, the Programme Committee has decided not to accept the below submission at this time. Thank you to the author(s) for participating in the Wikimania 2015 programme submission, we hope to still see you at Wikimania this July.

Submission no.
3014
Title of the submission
Graphs! Visualize maps and data graphs live on Wikipedia
Type of submission (discussion, hot seat, panel, presentation, tutorial, workshop)
presentation
Author of the submission
Yuri Astrakhan
E-mail addresshttp://nests.warm.nobodyhttp://nests.warm.nobody
yuri@wikimedia.org
Username
yurik
Country of origin
USA
Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)
WMF
Personal homepage or blog
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Yurik_(WMF)
Abstract (at least 300 words to describe your proposal)

Thanks to many great contributors, we are proud to present the Graphs... because wiki pages with SVG and PNG images is so last century. Graph extension allows content authors to insert a data-defined graph or a map in a wiki page. Graph is described using Vega visualization grammar (demo), and allows very complex data transformations, filtering, and soon even animation & interactivity. Combine that with the power of wiki template parameters and Lua scripting, and the results could be stellar. Up to you really. Vega+d3 gives us a huge list of charting options and maps with numerous projections and ability to highlight individual regions. Lastly, graphs could be rendered either in a browser (more interactivity), or on the server (faster load). Demo will be served.

Special thanks goes to milimetric, krinkle, Brion, and gwicke, without whose help this project would have been a lot harder, and to Vega and other open source teams who build such great libraries.

Track
Technology, Interface & Infrastructure
Length of session (if other than 30 minutes, specify how long)
30 minutes
Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?
yes
Slides or further information (optional)
Milimetric (WMF) will present a few slides on working with the Vega grammar.
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  1. Very cool! Slaporte (WMF) (talk)
  2. Daniel Mietchen (talk) 12:48, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
  3. Ocaasi (talk) 18:02, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  4. Quiddity (WMF) (talk) 06:29, 23 March 2015 (UTC)
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