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Playing with Gephi

I finally got around to playing with sample data I collected on a research trip last summer. The data comes from the Rockford Chair and Furniture Company Records at Northern Illinois University. The most exciting part of this is that these visualizations were orders from one day, November 5, 1891, and they have several years of this data so there is much more potential in these records. I found Gephi quite easy to use and I’d recommend taking a look at it if you’re interested in making your own.

Orders by city
Orders by city
Orders organized by which railroad they were shipped
Orders organized by which railroad they were shipped
Orders georeferenced
Orders georeferenced
For those geographically challenged
For those geographically challenged

P.S. There’s a typo on two of the images, just pretend I know how to spelled “furniture” correctly.

Published in Research Urban

3 Comments

  1. Will Ippen

    Rockford, IL is my hometown! Thanks for the visualizations.

  2. […] me to R rather quickly. On top of this tutorial, I realized that the data I had used initially in Gephi already contained the coordinates for each geographic location and I would not need to clean up my […]

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