Re: favorite SVG demos/examples
> I'm particularly interested in examples that are easy to demo, but whichNot sure exactly how much interactivity with server-side data you're looking for, but the following SVG demos are all data driven graphics.
> demonstrate some nice interactivity with server-side data. I used to use the
> Crime and Poverty example from carto.net but it seems to have stopped
> working for me recently.
You'll porbably already have this on your list but for sake of completeness I'll start with Mike Bostock's d3.js slide deck of SVGopen 2011
the complete slide deck
the calendar view of flight data
From the Federal Statistical Office of Germany there is
Animated population pyramid (localized: en/fr/ru/de)
(for demos see http://vimeo.com/visuell)
Voronoi diagram of inflation (price trends and weights of various product groups)
From Office for National Statistics (England and Wales)
Commuter journeys around London (a little slow in Firefox, best in Chrome)
from my own work
Elevation diagram for Google Maps
Mapping of election results
Math functions visualized using Google Search
(Firefox or Webkit, not Opera)
Depending on your audience it might also be interesting to show that Google routing is visualized using SVG. Requires to use a Webinspector/Firebug or similar to explain.