I don’t know too much about data visulisation. However, I like to see the data/information being presented by graphics as “each image tells a story”. Run a search and got some free tools for data visulisation. I may need to use them later.
- Bime is an easy service to connect to and analyse data in samll business and departments in larger organisations. It allows you to analyse your data through interactive data visualisations and reporting. It provides a 10-day free trial.
- DataMasher helps citizens have a little fun with government and other public data by creating mashups to see how states compare on important issues.
- Gapminder Desktop lets you explore the world from your own computer, even when you have no Internet.
- The Google Public Data Explorer makes large datasets easy to explore, visualize and communicate.
- Information Aesthetics is designed and maintained by Andrew Vande Moere, an Associate Professor at K.U.Leuven university, Belgium. His research interests include data visualization and visual design, from traditional screen-based interfaces, over “media architecture”, to more explorative, artistic and wearable applications.
- Microsot PivotViewer makes it easier to interact with massive amounts of data on the web in ways that are powerful, informative, and fun. By visualizing thousands of related items at once, users can see trends and patterns that would be hidden when looking at one item at a time.
- Tableau Public is a free service that lets anyone publish interactive data to the web. Once on the web, anyone can interact with the data, download it, or create their own visualizations of it. No programming skills are required.
- Tulip is an information visualization framework dedicated to the analysis and visualization of relational data. Tulip aims to provide the developer with a complete library, supporting the design of interactive information visualization applications for relational data that can be tailored to the problems he or she is addressing.
- Data visualization software from Wikipedia
- Scientific visualization from Free Software Directory
- Visualization and Data Mining Software from KDnuggets