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Treemap related

  • Disk Inventory X Disk Inventory X is a disk usage utility for Mac OS X 10.3. It shows the sizes of files and folders in a special graphical way called "treemaps".
  • The SequoiaView Homepage Standard treemaps often lead to thin rectangles. We have developed a new method to display files : Squarified treemaps. The screen is subdivided such that rectangles approach squares as closely as possible.
  • Newsmap Newsmap is an application that visually reflects the constantly changing landscape of the Google News news aggregator. A treemap visualization algorithm helps display the enormous amount of information gathered by the aggregator.
  • NewsTiles Konfabulator Widget for Newsmap (Treemap)
  • Disk Mapper - frees up megabytes of hard disk space (commercial)
  • Panopticon Explorer .NET is available for immediate download in a free Learning Edition available here. Frees up megabytes of hard disk space but also gives an instant overview of other local resources on your PC, such as processes and log files. Users can also visually explore other types of data, such as Excel sheets with large amounts of data.
  • most popular treemap


  • BonaVista MicroCharts, Sparklines, bullet graphs and other in-cell charts for Excel, dynamic chart formulas update your charts, multi-colored sparklines
  • Tom Snyder Productions: TimeLiner
  • VxInsight - Sandia National Laboratories
  • AVS: Advanced Visual Systems: Data Visualization
  • InfoZoom InfoZoom is an intelligent tool that allows you to quickly analyze and display large amounts of data in an easy-to-understand format.
  • ILOG Discovery Preview ILOG Discovery Preview is an experimental visualization tool for analyzing data sets intuitively and communicating findings within an enterprise information system. (free preview software downloadable)
  • NetCharts Graphing Tools NetCharts-brand graphics can be populated and deployed in virtually any environment and architecture. Client-side, server-side, database or file-driven, J2EE, PDF, or even doesn't matter - NetCharts products integrate with all kinds of data and deployment situations.
  • SHriMP (Simple Hierarchical Multi-Perspective) SHriMP is both an application and a technique, designed for visualizing and exploring software architecture and any other information space. University of Victoria
  • Spotfire DecisionSite
  • Time Series data display and analysis
  • Disk Mapper - frees up megabytes of hard disk space
  • Inxight VizServer
  • Tableau Tableau is a visual analysis and reporting solution that allows people to explore and analyze databases with simple drag and drop operations.
  • Panopticon Software creates visual data analysis technology for exploration and discovery of data in databases or other sources using simple drag and drop operations. They just released a new product called Panopticon Explorer .NET, which is available for immediate download in a free Learning Edition. This application gives an instant overview of local resources on your PC (files, processes etc), and also allows users to visually explore other types of data, such as Excel sheets with large amounts of data.
  • Crystal Xcelsius Create interactive visual analytics, business presentations and visual calculators from ordinary spreadsheets – then integrate them into PowerPoint, PDF and the Web.
  • Visumap: A visualization tool for high dimensional data. Turns tabular data quickly into 2D and 3D map.
  • Bissantz SparkMaker is an Office add-in for sparklines in dashboards, spreadsheets, presentations and reports. Sparklines are available as bar or line graphics, whiskers and pie charts. User-defined functions for Excel, like "Sparkline (cellrange)", ensure that changes in the data are reflected automatically in the sparkline diagram. Sparklines are also available in vector-oriented Enhanced Metafile format and as bitmap files (BMP, GIF, JPG, or PNG). SparkMaker is only free for private and academic use.
  • ComVis ComVis is an interactive visual analysis tool which is useful for the in-depth investigation of large and multi-dimensional datasets.
  • clickdensity clickdensity is a commercial usability tool that monitors and visualizes the usage of webpages (with heatmap, eg.) to identify usability and information architecture issues.

Web applications/services