At the end of each month I pull together a collection of links to some of the most relevant, interesting or thought-provoking web content I’ve come across during the previous month. If you follow me on Twitter you will see many of these items shared as soon as I find them.

Here’s part one of the latest collection from April 2012 (see part two):

American Scientist | 'Pixels of Perish' - Article about the challenges and opportunities facing scientific illustration in the new age of online publishing | Article

Forbes | Visualization Offers Continuous Access to Risk Information | Article

BBC News | Pretty pictures: Can images stop data overload? | Article

FlowingData | Video of an incredible digital creation of the Solar System by former game developer, soon to be potentially an application | Video

Computing Now | 'Visualization Viewpoints: In Color Perception, Size Matters' article from noted colour expert Maureen Stone | Article

State Impact/NPR | Visualisation plots the severity of the US drought across the country over time | Interactive Visualisations | Pathline: Connecting Designers With Scientists | Tool Profile

Eye Magazine | "It may be a masterpiece but Google Maps is losing ground to its rivals" | Article

Neoformix | Jeff Clark visualises the flow of 'Movement in Manhattan' using twitter geolocation data | Visualisation

Spatial Analysis | James Cheshire's analysis of the 'Twitter Languages of London' | Visualisation

New York Times | A groundbreaking 3D-vision video version of the famous graphic 'How Mariano Rivera Dominates Hitters' | Video

Drawar | Interesting article about the question 'What is Simple?' | Article

Tableau | Drew Skau's guest post on the Future of Data Visualization | Article

Data Remixed | Audio interview with Lisa Zhang, one of the creators behind upcoming tool, Polychart | Audio Interview

Eager Eyes | Robert investigates the 'Explanatory Power of Data Points' | Article

Chartsnthings | More excellent process narrative from Kevin Quealy as he looks at the NYT's 'White House Visits and Democratic Donors' visualisation | Process Narrative

Jerome Cukier | Jerome explores the potential for developing Treemaps in Tableau | Tutorial

Jason Davies | Jason develops Parallel Sets for visualising multi-dimensional categorical data using D3 | Code Tutorial

Flowing Data | Brilliantly awful graphic from the World Happiness Report | Bad Visualisation

Juice Analytics | Article which explores how 'the people who practice data analysis and visualization have their own set of immutable conflicts' | Article

BBC Science & Environment | Cryosat mission's new views of polar ice | Video

YouTube | Ben Welsh's presentation at ISOJ 2012 - Data Driven Journalism event | Video

The Guardian | Interactive: MIT researchers map energy use and building material intensity across US cities | Interactive Visualisation

FastCo Design | Trulia Spendthrift Visualizer Spots The Cheapest Houses In The Best Neighborhoods | Article/Visualisation | Process narrative about 'How We Visualized the Vividness of Geneva' - AKA the Ville Vivante project | Process Narrative

Infosthetics | Profiling the 'City Dashboard' which aggregates all spatial data for cities | Article/Visualisation

YouTube | John Cleese On Creativity | Video

New York Times | Article about the humble pie chart | Article

Globaia | Video which plots the expansion of the world's transit routes | Video

Eager Eyes | Robert investigates the idea of gamification and play in the communication of data | Article

Presenting the top five most popular posts on Visualising Data during April:

Best of the visualisation web… March 2012 (part 1) - April 11th, 2012

Best of the visualisation web… March 2012 (part 2) - April 11th, 2012

Newly launched – The Miso Project - April 20th, 2012 article “10 things you can learn from NYT data visualisations” - April 2nd, 2012

Best of the visualisation web… February 2012 (part 1) - April 4th, 2012