Recommended Data Visualization Tools To Enhance Your Website Content

The world is exploding with data and we bring some very cool data visualization tools and libraries that you ought to know.

Dygraphs
Free download on http://dygraphs.com/

Dygraphs is a fast, flexible open source JavaScript charting library that allows users to explore and interpret dense data sets. It works in all major browsers (including IE8). You can even pinch to zoom on mobile/tablet devices.

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 ZingChart
Buy it at https://www.zingchart.com/buy/

ZingChart is a JavaScript charting library and feature-rich API set that lets you build interactive Flash or HTML5 charts. It offer over 100 chart types to fit your data.

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 Venngage

Venngage is an easy to use Infographics Tool and helps you make beautiful Infographic.

InstantAtlas
Purchase at http://www.instantatlas.com/

If you’re looking for a data viz tool with mapping, InstantAtlas is worth checking out. This tool enables you to create highly-interactive dynamic and profile reports that combine statistics and map data to create engaging data visualizations.

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Timeline
Check it out at http://www.simile-widgets.org/timeline/

Timeline is a fantastic widget which renders a beautiful interactive timeline that responds to the user’s mouse, making it easy to create advanced timelines that convey a lot of information in a compressed space. Each element can be clicked to reveal more in-depth information, making this a great way to give a big-picture view while still providing full detail.

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Exhibit
Check it out at http://www.simile-widgets.org/exhibit/

Developed by MIT, and fully open-source, Exhibit makes it easy to create interactive maps, and other data-based visualizations that are orientated towards teaching or static/historical based data sets, such as flags pinned to countries, or birth-places of famous people.

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Modest Maps
Available free at http://modestmaps.com/extending.html

Modest Maps is a lightweight, simple mapping tool for web designers that makes it easy to integrate and develop interactive maps within your site, using them as a data visualization tool.

The API is easy to get to grips with, and offers a useful number of hooks for adding your own interaction code, making it a good choice for designers looking to fully customise their user’s experience to match their website or web app. The basic library can also be extended with additional plugins, adding to its core functionality and offering some very useful data integration options.

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 Leaflet
Open source library at http://leafletjs.com/

Another mapping tool, Leaflet makes it easy to use OpenStreetMap data and integrate fully interactive data visualisation in an HTML5/CSS3 wrapper. The core library itself is very small, but there are a wide range of plugins available that extend the functionality with specialist functionality such as animated markers, masks and heatmaps. Perfect for any project where you need to show data overlaid on a geographical projection (including unusual projections!).

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 WolframAlpha
Check it out at http://www.wolframalpha.com/

Billed as a “computational knowledge engine”, the Google rival WolframAlpha is really good at intelligently displaying charts in response to data queries without the need for any configuration. If you’re using publically available data, this offers a simple widget builder to make it really simple to get visualizations on your site.

8Visual.ly
Find a lot many of data tools at http://visual.ly/

Visual.ly is a combined gallery and infographic generation tool. It offers a simple toolset for building stunning data representations, as well as a platform to share your creations. This goes beyond pure data visualisation, but if you want to create something that stands on its own, it’s a fantastic resource and an info-junkie’s dream come true!

 

9Visualize Free
Available at http://visualizefree.com/

Visualize Free is a hosted tool that allows you to use publicly available datasets, or upload your own, and build interactive visualizations to illustrate the data. The visualizations go well beyond simple charts, and the service is completely free plus while development work requires Flash, output can be done through HTML5.

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SpatialTree
Download at https://wordpress.org/plugins/spatialtree/

WordPress calls it the most intuitive, consumer friendly data visualization plugin so that you can focus on creating data driven viral posts and pages.  The plugin generates wide variety of visualizations, automatically converts publicly available data on the internet into eye catching information visuals that can be embedded into contents.

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Display SQL Stats
Download at https://wordpress.org/plugins/display-sql-stats/

This Plugin displays SQL result data as graphical chart on your blog (shortcodes) or your dashboard with use of Google Chart Tools.

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SuperCharts by NumberPicture
Download free at https://wordpress.org/plugins/supercharts/

Supercharts is Plugin for creating beautiful custom charts on WordPress.

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Data Visualizer
Download at https://wordpress.org/plugins/data-visualizer/

Explore, Visualize and Share your data with Data Visualizer – A simple yet powerful tool for data visualization.

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And ofcourse there are libraries like d3js and others that are also available on wordpress. If you think we have missed some, please let us know in the comment section.


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