Try This Tool: Updated Data GIF Maker

In 2017, the Google News Lab launched the Data GIF Maker tool to make it easy for users to make simple visuals that compare two terms. Their latest update, released earlier this month, allows people to create visuals with up to three terms or issues using their classic “rectangle” GIF. Their “racetrack” GIF is great for showing different terms speed along a racecourse layout. With “circles,” the higher the number, the bigger the circle. They’ve also made a few changes to make it even easier for you to create polished data visualizations in under a minute, with a simpler interface and quicker creation of the GIFs. Trust us, try this.

Source: Google News Lab

Posted on: March 14, 2019

Tools: Google Releases New Data GIF Maker

Here's a new tool that's getting a lot of attention: Google just released Data GIF Maker, a tool to help journalists make their own data GIFs. GIFs (Graphics Interchange Format) are widely used for animated images on websites and social media. Google is making it easy to apply them to data sets, making data visualizations even more available to journalists and storytellers.

Source: Google

Posted on: May 29, 2017

20 Data Visualization Tools

Here's a handy guide to 20 data visualisation tools. The list ranges from simple charts to complex maps and infographics. Among the tools: Excel, Google Chart API, Flot, Crossfilter, Tangle, and Modest Maps.

Source: .net magazine

Posted on: June 15, 2013

Network Visualization: Deals for Developers

Explore donations to D.C. officials and candidates from 133 developers that received subsidies. The reporters began with a database of roughly 100,000 campaign contributions in D.C. municipal elections since 2003. They also obtained lists of property tax breaks and other annual subsidies granted by city officials in recent years.

Source: Wamu 88.5 - American University Radio

Posted on: May 28, 2013