This collection of free data visualization tools help represent figures and other factual data in visual manner.
What is data visualization? This is the art and science of creating info-graphics, flowcharts and other graphics that represent data. The graphics that make it easier to analyze and comprehend data, in simpler terms, it is called visualizing the data.
These days, every kind if research or report requires data-driven content. This content, which usually ends in a conclusion or a set of recommendations, requires such tools to make sense of the data. Without these tools, the data would just be a mumbo-jumbo of figures and no one will be able to make any sense out of it.
So today we are sharing a collection of the latest and 100% free data visualization tools that will you guys create and design infographics, charts and graphs.
This post is a followup to the wireframe tools post where you guys requested for a data visualization post. So here it is, you wish is my command 🙂
There was a time when Visual.ly was the best data visualization tool on the planet. But I can’t include it in the list as it is not free anymore. It is not even a tool anymore, it is only a design house that specializes in creating info-graphics.
Free Data Visualization Tools
It allows users to explore and interpret dense data sets. The finalized charts are interactive: you can zoom in and out, and use mouse-over to highlight individual values.
I like their slogan, data in – brilliance out.
Better World Flux
This is a data visualization tool that creates charts with pre-input data. The data includes geopolitical facts and figures including each country’s independent figures and world averages.
Google Fusion Tables helps you search thousands of public Fusion Tables, or millions of public tables from around the web you can import to Fusion Tables. You can also import your own data.
If you are a history buff than this is one of the best data visualization tools for you. It can generate interactive maps on all kinds of topics, from the beginning and rise of memes and the life and career of Steve Jobs.
Wiki Mind Map
Wiki Mind Map is a tool by…. Wikipedia of course. With it, you can create a mind map of any of Wikipedia’s topics. I felt that this is a great tool for students and learners.
The biggest feature of Tagul is that you can incorporate shapes. You can make shapes of your word clouds. That can be your name, your logo or anything else.
Modest Maps is a small, extensible, and free library for designers and developers who want to use interactive maps in their own projects.
Exhibit lets you easily create web pages with advanced text search and filtering functionalities, with interactive maps, timelines, and other visualizations like the ones in the screenshot below.
Global Stat Counter has been my favorite website statistics website for over 10 years now. It contains great statistics about browsers, devices and screen resolutions worldwide.
This is a great tool webmasters like me. This tells about the incoming links to your website.
JpGraph is an Object-Oriented Graph creating library for PHP from 5.1 to 5.5