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Tools on the Web
There are a number of free and fee-based visualization tools on the web. What you'll find on this page is just a sampling of what's out there!
Explore more tools at datavisualzation.ch and Keshif
Google Public Data Explorer
Visualize world data from a variety of providers including World Bank, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Destatis, and more. Share or embed dynamic charts, graphs, and maps. You can also upload and publish your own data.
Google Ngram Viewer
This tool searches Google Books to produce charts that display the frequency of use of phrases or words beginning in 1500. Embed, share, or Tweet these charts.
Use Google's Charts to customize charts for websites and mobile devices.
Free Online Tools
(CSUSB users only.) Generate maps and tables from data on U.S. demographics, economic conditions, and more. Check out our Social Explorer Library Guide
for instruction on how to create maps and tables.
(CSUSB users only.) Check the "Dashboard" for maps with economic data; easily exported for use in documents and powerpoints.
Explore global data and macro-trends through interactive, time-based maps and graphs. Covers major aspects of global development such as: Environment, Health, Energy, Gender, Economy, Demography and Governance. Data is downloadable, and users can also access lesson plans, videos, and more.
How to Use Gapminder Bubbles video.
So easy and so much fun! Upload and edit data to create quick and attractive infographics for presentations. Add images or video and annotate before downloading, sharing, or embedding.
Upload your data to create infographics, reports, posters, and presentations.
Very helpful tool to help you determine the type of chart to meet your communication needs! Download chart templates for Excel or PowerPoint.
Download this free tool to create, embed, and share interactive graphs, dashboards, maps, and tables using your own data.
Popular among journalists, Datawrapper allows you to simply copy and paste your data, choose a chart or map for visualization, and publish.
Create infographics, reports, banners, and much more.
Select a visual theme template or start from scratch to create your own infographic. This tool is best for those who want to share ideas visually but don't want to rely too heavily on data.
Use Wordle to craft word clouds. Great for teaching and presentations!
Information is Beautiful
This site provides countless visualizations on a variety of topics including climate, health, food, music, people, and more.