What is graph visualization?
Graph visualization, also called ‘link analysis’ or ‘network visualization’, is the process of visually presenting connected entities as networks of nodes and links.
The visualizations are interactive, giving an intuitive way to explore complex connected data at scale.
Our white paper – the ultimate guide to graph visualization – introduces the topic in more detail.
Why visualize graphs?
The world is densely connected. If there’s an interesting relationship in your data, graph visualization tools will help you understand them.
The graph visualization node-link model instantly makes sense, even to people who’ve never worked with graphs before.
Our brains are great at spotting patterns, but only when information is presented in a tangible format. Graph visualization helps you identify trends and outliers quickly.
Get a high-level overview before diving into the details – all in a single chart. Interactive graph visualization goes beyond individual data points, revealing context and structure as well as individual connections.
Through interactive visual analysis, you gain deeper knowledge of your data and its connections. That’s hard to achieve with a static, aggregated visualization.
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KeyLines and ReGraph are two software development kits (SDKs) we’ve built to help developers create powerful graph visualization tools. Learn more about KeyLines and ReGraph
KronoGraph, our toolkit for timeline visualization, lets you build fully-interactive timelines that reveal how events unfold and how they’re linked. It’s a standalone toolkit that integrates seamlessly with KeyLines and ReGraph, so users get two powerful ways to visualize and analyze their graph data. Learn more about KronoGraph
We’re the world’s leading supplier of data visualization technology. From law enforcement to cybersecurity and fraud detection, we work with organizations around the globe. Every day, thousands of analysts rely on our technology to ‘join the dots’ in data and uncover hidden threats.
More than 200 customers worldwide use our SDKs, from government agencies, police forces and global banks, software vendors and technology start-ups.
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