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Software and Tools for Researchers: Visualisation Tools

This LibGuide brings together, in one place, software and tools for researchers for digitisation projects and research data management.

Data Visualisation

 

Data visualisation allows users a way to understanding data by putting it in a visual context such as a word cloud, chart, graph, or layered on a map. 

Tools are listed alphabetically below - look to the column on the right to see some which have further guides / instructions.

Visualisation Tools

Datawrapper

 

 

See Shawn Day's course material and tutorial: https://digitalnomad.ie/using-datawrapper-to-create-data-visualisations/

Exhibit

See Shawn Day's course material and tutorial on Simile Exhibit at: digitalnomad.ie/exhibit-vs-palladio/simile-exhibit-tutorial-v3/

Gephi

See Shawn Day's course material and tutorial: digitalnomad.ie/walking-through-gephi/

Palladio

See Shawn Day's course material and tutorial: http://digitalnomad.ie/exhibit-vs-palladio/

TimelineJS

TimeMapper

TimeMapper from the Open Knowledge Foundation Labs is a platform combining temporal and spatial data through an innovative and interactive platform for discovery. It is open source software that offers you a unique and effective way of sharing your research data and exploring temporal and spatial patterns. It is an easy to use and powerful tool for creating integrated timelines and maps in minutes to tell interactive data-driven stories.

Utilising Google Docs as a simple data source, you can expose dates and locations in an engaging and interactive format for your own use as well as the external presentation of your research findings.

See Shawn Day's course material and tutorial: digitalnomad.ie/an-introduction-to-timemapper/