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Tools to get you started on visualizing your data and information

Purpose of Data Visualization

Use data visualizations to:

  • Effectively communicate your research 
  • Add value to your presentations
  • Increase the impact on your audience
  • Aid audience understanding by shaping the story
  • Increase your information capital to gain a competitive edge
  • Synthesize your raw data to find relationships to analyze

Ready Made Visualization Websites

Always check the source of the data that is used for the visualization. Is the data from a reliable source?

Image of the Statista logo Nation Master Visual Complexity
Use Statista to embed infographics and graphs to your next presentation. Search datasets for your research.  With Nation Master embed maps, data, infographics, and graphs. Lots of data tables available that can be used to also make your own visualizations.  Use Visual Complexity, an open source sharing platform where anyone can find and use the visualizations.

Flowing Data ArcGIS Google Public Data
Explore FlowingData to find how others have used data for analysis and visualization.  ArcGIS has made available some maps made by users and organizations. See how others are using this tool to map data. Google Public Data is an online public dataset directory and tool to publish and visualize large datasets.
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Other Visualization Tools

image: timeline js logo Image: Storify Image: Prezi logo

TimelineJS takes a Google sheet to build interactive timelines.

With Storify you can curate your own social media and images to tell a story.  Prezi is a presentation tool to display information by panning and zooming.

Design your own Visualizations Online

Canva Venngage Easel
Design presentations, social media graphics,and more with thousands of beautiful layouts with Canva. Easy to use Use Venngage to access hundreds of Charts, Maps, and Icons for your Infographics. Find  community generated inforgraphics Create your own designs or search for what other users have created with Easel. Many templates available to get you started.
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