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Personal Data Hacks: Visualizing Data from

A friend recently told me about , a website that allows you to record, analyze, and share personal flight data. He showed me his dataset, which contained a record of every flight he'd taken over the past 10+ years. I was keen to investigate the dataset further, and my friend was happy to provide me with a copy so I could have a play (thank you Luigi!). The end result is the following collection of visualizations created in Gephi , with a little help from R . They show key transport hubs and routes for airports, countries, and continents that my friend has visited, and demonstrate some of the fun, insightful ways you can use such personal data. If you're interested in how the visualizations were created, check out the section at the end of this blog posting where I briefly describe the technologies required and steps involved. Note: is free to use, and supported by advertising and donations. You can join me in supporting v