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 one):

Vis4.net | Rendering high resolution maps in Kartograph | Mapping Tutorial

Interactives | Edward Segel: interactive features should scream interactivity | Video

FastCo Design | 'Infographic Turns Boring Corporate Workflow Into Buzzing Metropolis' | Illustration

InfograhpicsNews | Profile of the New York Times' experiment with gamification | Article

Ben Willers | Looking at alternatives methods of stacking data in visualisation | Methods

After The Flood | Smart videographic about the Titantic for the BBC History website | Video

Visual.ly | 'Dear NASA: No More Rainbow Color Scales, Please' | Article

Visualopolis | Alberto Cairo asks 'Why is infographic plagiarism so common?' | Article

New York Times | 'Connecting Music and Gesture' - Beautiful animated work to capture the movement of Alan Gilbert, music director of the New York Philharmonic | Animation

Wall Street Journal | 'Making Data Beautiful' - How the most inspiring new art is visualized information | Article

Guardian | Worth learning from, 'A manifesto for the simple scribe – my 25 commandments for journalists' | Article

XKCD | Illustrated work to explain the depths of various lakes and oceans | Visualisation

Eager Eyes | Robert Kosara explores what it means to inform | Article

FastCo Design | How GM Is Saving Cash Using Legos As A Data Viz Tool | Article

Google Think Quarterly | 'Data Visions' - The explosion of data is inspiring a new generation of digital artists determined to reshape the way we see the world... | Article

New York Times | Setting the stage for the Titanic tragedy | Infographic

Michael Babwahsingh | 'Stalking the Viz-Elephant' - getting deeper in to the discussions of important visualisation issues | Article

Forbes | Tim O'Reilly on the Future of Location: "The Guy with the Most Data Wins" | Article

Wired | Want to work at Google? Answer these questions | Artticle

Letters of Note | David Ogilvy's letter that declares how he is a 'lousy copywriter' | Article

Density Design | The many ways of visualising Twitter | Collections

This is Visual | The Faces of the Champions League semi-finalists | Visualisation

Chartsnthings | Process narrative for the New York Times' visualisation about Rick Santorum's campaign | Process Narrative

Wired | Adidas brings you the first 'smart' football match | Article

Google Research | Announcing developments to the Google Fusion Tables features | Article

Guardian | Pioneering German visualisation monitors train delays in real time | Interactive Visualisation

Visual.ly | How to produce motion graphics | Tutorial

Guardian | 'How can we get our map colours right? How open journalism helped us get better' | Article

Derek Watkins | 'A squinty-eyed look at population densities' | Interactive Visualisation


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

Visual.ly 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

Quadrigram: New visual programming environment launches
Best of the visualisation web... April 2012 (part 1)