Tuesday, February 28, 2012

DailyTekk: Over 100 Incredible Infographic Tools and Resources (Categorized)

From DailyTekk: Over 100 Incredible Infographic Tools and Resources (Categorized)
February 27, 2012
 I love a good infographic! After all, knowledge is power and the visualization of data makes absorbing information all the easier. Well-designed infographics have a way of pulling me into a subject I’d normally never care to know about. As a designer I can attest to the crazy amount of time it takes to make a compelling, useful infographic. I have to say I knew about many of the great links, resources and tools I’ve linked to here on this post before but I dug deep and found some new and exciting infographic tools that I’m willing to bet you haven’t seen before. Items 1-5 under the Data Visualization Tools and Software category are sufficiently capable of arming even a novice designer with the ability to produce a powerful infographic (though I’m sure experts will find them handy as well). In short, if you love infographics, data visualization and information design as much as I do, you’re going to love this post. As always, leave me a comment with your thoughts and suggestions!
Like this post? We’ve got a whole category dedicated to Top 100 lists!

Data Sources

 
  1. DataMarket  – Find and understand data.
  2. WorldMap  – Explore, visualize and publish geographic information.
  3. Influence Explorer  – Provides overviews of political influence data for politicians.
  4. US Census Bureau  – Measures America (people, places, economy).
  5. Freebase  – An entity graph of people, places and things from Google.
  6. World Bank Data  – The world at a glance (key development indicators).
  7. Data360  – Telling compelling and data-driven stories.
  8. Number Of  – You ask, they count.
  9. Gallup  – Public opinion polls.
  10. EveryBlock  – Uncovers info on large cities contained in government databases.
  11. Daytum  – Helps you collect, organize and communicate your everyday data.
  12. Google Public Data  - Filter and animate data sets from around the world.
  13. Gapminder  - Displays time series of development statistics for all countries.
  14. Munterbund  - Graphical visualization of text similarities in essays.

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