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Finding Statistical Sources: Tools & Visualizations

A guide to statistical resources, at the SLC and on the Web.

Data Visualization

Data visualizations are ways that data can be visually represented and presented, such as charts and graphs. There is an increasing number of data visualizations on the web that are innovate and even artistic.

You can use data visualizations to help you better understand large data sets, or you can create your own visualizations to help others understand your data.


Learn more about data visualization and the data visualization community, and see examples of snazzy looking data.

Google Public Data

The Google Public Data Explorer makes large data sets easy to explore, visualize and communicate. You can run a public data search or browse the available data sets to see visualizations of data at the county, state, national, or global level.

Watch this video to learn more.

GOOD Transparency Graphics

GOOD is a magazine and an online hub that acts as "a collaboration of individuals, businesses, and nonprofits pushing the world forward." One of GOOD's best features is the Transparency graphics site, which displays visually interesting statistical data about issues ranging from social justice to history.