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Information Visualization Resources


A list of companies which offer products that help visualizing data or which offer information visualization services. I started the list in order to get an overview of companies in the market for a brand development project at KISD. However, you might use it for all kinds of reasons, for example: job search.

DISCLAIMER: I don't know a lot about most of these companies. Even the few bits of information here might be wrong. You are off course encouraged to contact me if you think I missed a very important company, or if information on this page is definitely false or misleading. Please mail to marianatkisd.de


Aaron Marcus + Associates
Location: Berkeley, California, USA
offer user interface design services, some of the results involve some more sophisticated information visualization techniques.

Advizor Solutions Inc.
Location: Downers Grove, Illinois, USA
data visualization services and tools, focused on bysiness analytics / business intelligence.

Locations: UK, USA, Canada
offers data mining and analysis solutions, some of them focused on business data visualization.

Locations: USA, UK
offers, amongst several services, tools for the visualization of data relationships for discovery.

Location: Vancouver, Canada
selling a product called "Visual Net".


Business Objects
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Produce, amongst others, Crystal Reports and Crystal Decisions.


Locations: USA, UK, New Zealand
Call themselves "data visualization experts".


DataDescription Inc.
Location: Ithaca, New York, USA
Software vendor for data exploration/visualization (DataDesk) and training/education.

Dimension 5
Location: Hlohovec, Slovakia
Creators of Miner3D, a visual data analysis application.

Dynamic Diagrams
Location: Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Information design consultants


The Hive Group
Location: San Mateo, California, USA
Build products around the treemap visualization methodology.


Locations: China, France, Germany, Japan, Singapore, Spain, UK, USA
Develops software components and services for business rule management, optimization and visualization.

Location: San Diego, California, USA
Interactive calculation and visualization tools for data.
Update: Acquired by Business Objects in Oct 2005.

Location: West Chester, PA, USA
Statistial visualization, GIS, visual data mining software.

Location: Sunnyvale, California, USA
Xerox PARC spin-off, developer of popular tools such as SiteLens (hyperbolic tree) or TableLens.


Locations: Dallas, Texas, USA; Seattle, Washington, USA


Location: Zurich, Switzerland
offering services and products.

Maya Viz
Locations: Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Seattle, Washington, USA

Location: Munich, Germany


Location: New York, New York, USA
Offer what they call "tactical visualization" for the financial industry.


Locations: Canada, USA
Offering visualization solutions for the financial sector.


Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Productize so-called "heat-maps" which are similar to the SmartMoney MarketMap.

Perceptual Edge
Location: Berkeley, CA, USA
Consulting firm, mainly consisting of Stephen Few.

Purple Insight
Location: UK, USA
Offer visualization tools for applications for analytical data mining.


Locations: USA, Sweden, Japan
Software development company offering analytical visualization tools based on multiple synchonized views.


Tableau Software
Location: USA
Visualization Software for relational databases and OLAP, called "Visual Spreadsheet".

Thinkmap, Inc.
Location: New York, New York, USA
Formerly known as plumbdesign, creators of the well-known Visual Thesaurus semantic network visualization case study.

ThinkTools (Out of business?)
Location: Zurich, Switzerland
This company became popular as one of the most over-rated new economy foundations in Europe. After consolidation they are still in the market. It would be nice if if there was a possibility to see what they are actually doing, but this seems to be a well-kept secret.

ThinkTools has merged with RedIT and the ThinkTools website redirects to redit.ch. The entry will remain for a while though, until it becomes visible what really happens with ThinkTools.


Visual Analytics
Location: Poolesville, MD, USA

Visual Insights
Location: Poolesville, MD, USA
Mother of Advizor Solutions.

Visualize Inc.
Locations: Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Gold River, California, USA
Software Company, creator of the DataVista product suite. Mainly focusing on the financial and life sciences market.

Visual Mining
Location: Rockville, MD, USA
Offer a web-based reporting and charting solution called NetCharts.


Location: St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Information design services

© Marian Steinbach
Last modified Oct 13, 2005