Data Visualizations, Part Two – Excel relationship maps


In a post back on the 6th of August I was pondering a bit about showing data relationships, such as permissions maps and so on. I mentioned that you almost need a 3-D interface for that. Well, a sharp reader, Marc Smith, read that post and pointed me to a CodePlex download that shows relationship maps.

It’s an awesome way to show the data! It’s an add-in to Microsoft Excel that will create multiple kinds of relationship maps from a base set of data. I’m definitely going to check this out, and I’d love to see what you can all do with this. You can find the download here: http://www.codeplex.com/NetMap. I’m going to try it with permissions and perhaps even Agent jobs…