Have you have ever wondered if your data would be best displayed as a bar chart, line graph, or scatterplot? If so, The Data Visualisation Catalogue might help you decide.
The Data Visualisation Catalogue
The Data Visualisation Catalogue helps you to choose the right kind of visual presentation for your data. The Catalogue, developed by Severino Ribecca, started as a project to create a library of different ways to visualize information. He initially began the project as a way to develop his knowledge of data visualization and as a reference tool for his own work. Now, the Data Visualisation Catalogue allows users to explore the best ways to graphically present information.
Deciding on a Chart
The various visualization choices allow users to decide on the best chart type for their needs.
Users can also search the catalogue by function or by list.
Searching by function
Searching by list
See an example of how the bubble map is cataloged on the site.
What I like about The Data Visualisation Catalogue
The Data Visualization Catalogue gives me new ideas for how to visually relay information to an audience. Not only that, once you select a chart type, it provides:
- The description, anatomy, and functions of the chart
- A display of similar charts in the catalog
- Tools to generate the visualization
- Examples of the chart
With all of this information, I can decide how I want to create the chart and what tools I might need if I choose to modify how the chart is displayed.
If you have ever been stuck when deciding what type of chart to create to best display your data, the Data Visualization Catalogue will be helpful. The site is beneficial for those of us that are often on the hunt for new ways to graphically display information or data.
I hope the tool continues to develop and more visualization charts for displaying qualitative data are added to the site.
Also published on Medium.