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Statistics and Data

Visualize and Map Your Data

Data Visualization Tools

  • Gapminder converts over 500 development indicators (at the national level) into interactive and dynamic charts and maps.
  • (Basic/Free Version) This web-based application allows you to easily create charts and maps using your own data.
  • DataHero (Free Version) For large datasets, try this web-based data visualization tool.
  • Tableau (Public/Free Version) For really big datasets, download this data visualization tool to create interactive visualizations of your own data which can be embedded in a website or shared.
  • Google Fusion Tables an experimental data visualization web application to gather, visualize, and share data.
  • Voyant allows you to quickly visualize and analyze text.

Mapping Tools and Atlases

Have your own dataset and want to map it? Try these GIS applications:

  • CartoDB Try this easy-to-use online mapping program for creating maps.
  • Google My Maps A basic online mapping application from Google.
  • ArcGIS Online Sign-up for a free ArcGIS Online account from the GIS industry leader, Esri. This is a pared-down version of the desktop application. For the full desktop ArcGIS package, access it at Gleeson Library (on the PCs in the Reference Room Computer Lab) or contact USF's Geospatial Analysis Lab (GSAL).
  • CrowdMap Open-source software developed by the non-profit software company, Ushahidi - pioneers in the world of "activist mapping"