Cool (historic) dataviz ideas, I saw in Scotland

Roel M. Hogervorst

2019/09/10

I was in Scotland recently and in the Glasgow university Museum (the Hunterian) I found an amazing visualisation from 1848

PV curve Hunterian

This is literally a 3d model, created by James Thomson the brother of [Lord Kelvin](). From the sign in the museum: This is a visualisation of a mathematic model that shows the link between pressure and freezing point for carbonic acid and is based on measured data.

In the library of Edinburgh I found a nice overview of the length of rivers in Scotland. The rivers are visualised next to each other and in a more or less straight line.