Data Visualization Developments at the IMF

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Data Visualization Developments at the IMF

IMF Data Mapper

Innovations at IMF/World Bank Annual Meetings

Visualization in Data Management Tools

International Seminar on “Innovative Approaches to Turning

Statistics into Knowledge” – 8-10 December 2010, Cape Town

Patrick Hinderdael, International Monetary Fund

phinderdael@imf.org

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Agenda

Overview of Data Visualization at the IMF

• Context and Objectives

• Business Perspective

• Technology Spectrum

Data Visualization Developments

• IMF Data Mapper

• Innovations at IMF/World Bank Annual Meetings

• Visualization in Data Management Tools

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IMF Data Visualization Tools

Context and Objectives

• Leverage data visualization tools and techniques to improve

the effectiveness of data and policy

communications

• Provide a platform for dissemination of key economic

indicators from a variety of publications

• Promote collaboration with other organizations to share and

disseminate data

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Communication & Dissemination

Dissemination

IMF Traditional & “New” Outputs Analytics

Paper Desktop Web

Publication Quality Outputs

e.g. WEO & GFSR Staff Reports Working Papers etc. PowerPoint Presentation Graphics embedded in html Data Mapper on IMF.ORG Le v el of interact ions Dy n a m ic A n im a te d S ta tic Physical Media DM & Statistical Packages Excel & PCF / IMF Map Tool

Data Mapper Intranet Sandbox

PGI Website

Data Visualization - The Business Perspective (Updated 2010)

Economic Data Dissemination Mac Keynote Presentation iPad

IMF News & Data App

Touch Screens Interactive

Content Display

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Paper Desktop Web

Le vel of in ter ac ti ons Dy n a m ic A n im a te d S ta tic Physical Media Publishing Software

e.g. Adobe InDesign

MS Office Products & Add-ons

(e.g. Excel & PCF / IMF Map Tool) Data Management

& Statistical

Packages Custom RIA Development e.g. ECB’s FlexCB

framework BI & Data Viz Tools e.g. Crystal Xcelsius

Tableau UUorld

Web Design Tools e.g. Adobe CS Java Microcroft .Net e.g. WPF, Silverlight MOSS Excel Services SQL Reporting Services

Data Visualization - Technology Spectrum (Updated 2010)

Authoring Tools (e.g. Freelance)

HTML 5 iOS4

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IMF Data Mapper - Communication

Effective use of

data and data

visualization as

part of

multimedia

presentation of

a lead “story”

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IMF Data Mapper - Collaboration

Principal Global Indicators (PGI)

A website that brings together data for the major economies available from

international agencies covering the financial, governmental, external, and real sectors, and provides links to data in web sites of

international and national agencies.

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Economic Data Warehouse (EDW) DataMapper SQL IMF DataMapper Places a HTTP call to

the EDW through SDMX web service to

read xml Upload Excel to SQL

SDMX web Service XML

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IMF Data Mapper – New Features

Offers additional capabilities for data extraction and

analysis, such as new types of charting capabilities (e.g. dynamic bar charts) and innovative

features to “explode” groups and regions, search for indicators.

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IMF Data Mapper – New Features

The internal version of IMF Data Mapper offers capabilities to export charts for use in animated

presentations . The example shows an interactive heat map.

Click the Play button to see it in action

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IMF Data Mapper – New Features

The internal version of IMF Data Mapper offers capabilities to export charts for use in animated

presentations. The example shows an interactive bubble chart.

Click the Play button to see it in action

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IMF Data Mapper – Future Enhancements

Future enhancements include a spider chart for fiscal index, a

histogram and distribution charts with quartiles ,and combinational charts.

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IMF Data Mapper – User Feedback

 Internet blogs

• Path of Growth, an useful instrument that permit to display in a graph and interactive view the estimates of the International Monetary Found (IMF)

 I’m really happy I was able to find this website, since so many of the websites I’ve been reading have

incomplete data.

• An excellent interactive map that graphically compares IMF member statistics, from 1980 to 2014. • Visualize It! with IMF Data Mapper

 Lets you visualize data from some of the IMF's major sources, including World. It is a good free source for

creating visual displays of international economic data.

• Cool interface to compare economic data across countries and time

 I love the ui

• Trade data sets are large and often difficult to interpret. The new IMF Data Mapper is a brilliant new

on-line tool for Simplifying the data and showing policy-relevant relationships.

 Used for college education materials

• The IMF Data Mapper creates a visualized picture of key macroeconomic data from some of the IMF’s major sources, including World Economic Outlook.

• If you're in need of a good visual representation of the World's economic outlook, check out the IMF’s Data Mapper.

 News and articles

• Global food security crisis

 use IMF data mapper to get an insight into Haiti’s economic outlook, including key facts on demography,

economy and balance of payments.

• Really useful site for international trade professional

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IMF Data Mapper – Usage Statistics

Weekly web usage statistics for IMF Data Mapper shows peak views during

IMF/World Bank Annual Meetings, following the release of WEO data, and following significant economic events

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IMF Data Mapper on iPad

Proposed Development

Ideas and proposals to port IMF data

Mapper to iPad Raised questions about portability to other mobile platforms Native iPad development vs. HTML5

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Innovations at IMF/WB Annual Meetings

Touch Screen Displays/Microsoft Surface

3D Data Mapping

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Touch Screen Displays

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3-D Data Mapping

Use of 3-D map provided by UUorld to present uneven recovery and capital flows.

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Cartogram and Resized Maps

Use of combination of heat map, cartogram changes and resizable maps to represent 2011 growth outlook.

Click the Play button to see it in action

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Visualization in Data Management Tools

Economic Outlook Suite (EcOS), a modern data

management solution with coordinated data

visualization in various stages of data life cycle to

generate data products, such as WEO

• Data browsing/editing

• Data validation

• Data analytics

• Reports

 Dynamic online reports - Web

 Static reports - Screen

 Publication ready tables/charts in EMF format (with CMYK

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