Thursday, August 15, 2013

A Big Collection of Mapped Data Visualizations

ChartsBin is a free service that anyone can use to create mapped data visualizations. It's also a place to find data visualizations created and shared by others. The gallery of data visualizations include categories for education data, environmental data, and lots of economic data. All of the visualizations in ChartsBin can be embedded into blog posts and webpages.

To create your own visualizations on ChartsBin you do have to provide your own data sets. You can upload data sets that you have stored on your computer. Once your data is uploaded you can customize the visualization of your data. The video below offers a short overview of the process (the video does not have sound).

Applications for Education
ChartsBin could be a good tool for students to use to create visualizations of data that they collect or find online. Of course, if you're looking for visualizations to use as discussion or research prompts, the gallery of visualizations on ChartsBin could be helpful.