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Data Visualization


Tools: Data Visualization

Tools and resources for visualizing data focusing on open access software and data sources

Tools for DV

There are a variety of tools  available--many of them open source--to help you turn your data into a visualization, or simply to explore other people's visualizations.


If you are working with spatial data, you can visualize it using the ArcGIS map software. For more information, visit the GIS LibGuide.

VUE 2 Overview

This 4 minutes video provides a great overview of Visual Understanding Environment (VUE). VUE is an open source project based at Tufts University,. A great  software  for turning your data into attractive visualization. For detail consult User Guide

Programming and Scripting

If you wish to build a visualization from the ground up, you can use the Java programming language to build an applet, or software such as Adobe Flash. Below are some resources that may help you develop a data visualization with a programming or scripting language.

Web Tools

These are just some of the many tools and projects available on the web.

IBM Many Eyes Introduction Video