External Tools

  • Visualizing.Org
    Visualizing.org is a community of creative people making sense of complex issues through data and design and a shared space of free resource to help you achieve this goal. It explores and discusses the best visualization and infographics created by its community. It shares and embeds visualizations using the Visualizing Player. It dives into complex issues with expert-curated galleries 
Datavisualization.ch is the premier news and knowledge resource for data visualization and infographics. Our mission is to provide you with the latest research findings and most topical use cases in this field – including cognitions from self initiated studies as well as a review of outstanding projects done by smart people in the community. It is also a perfect place to share your opinion and discuss interesting movements, to get inspired and ignite new ideas.

  •  AIGI
Founded in 1914 as the American Institute of Graphic Arts, AIGA remains the oldest and largest 
professional membership organization for design andis now known simply as “AIGA, the professional association for design.” AIGA student groups are on more than 200 college campuses across the country, offering students the opportunity to be involved in the local design community, create a community of their own and build leadership skills

  This website is created by a London-based author, writer and designer David McCandless . He was a journalist at the Guardian and nowadays he is an independent data journalist and information designer. He and his team created this website dedicating to distilling the world’s data, information and knowledge into beautiful, interesting and, above all, useful visualizations, infographics and diagrams.


       Edward Tufte - Classic materials, a great base read and source of content
Big Data News is a Data Science Central community channel where you can see all data related news, seminars, practitioners' involvements and even open job for data practitioners. The Visualization section publishes the stories sponsored by various 
viz website/company/software and most updated news on the web about the Viz world.

 This website intends to be a unified resource space for anyone interested in the visualization of complex networks. The project's main goal is to leverage a critical understanding of different visualization methods, across a series of disciplines, as diverse as Biology, Social Networks or the World Wide Web. The creator hopes this space can inspire, motivate and enlighten any person doing research on this field.

KDnuggets™ is a leading site on Business Analytics, Big Data, Data Mining, and Data Science, and is edited by
Gregory Piatetsky-Shapiro, a leading expert in the field.

  • US Health Map 
    • About: With this interactive map, you can explore health trends in the United States at the county level for both sexes in Smoking prevalence, Life expectancy, Hypertension, Obesity, Physical activity, Poverty

  • US Census Bureau - Data Visualization Gallery
    • About: The Census Bureau is working to increase our use of visualization in making data available to the public, and this gallery is an early part of that effort. The first posted visualizations will pertain largely to historical population data, building on prior work done to portray historical changes in the growth and redistribution of the U.S. population. For later visualizations, the topics will expand beyond decennial census data to include the full breadth of Census Bureau data sets and subject areas, from household and family dynamics, to migration and geographic mobility, to economic indicators.
  • Spatial.ly
    • Visualization: In This part, the website creator has been blogging about the recent news in Data Visualization art works 
    • R Spatial: In this part, the author introduces techniques and softwares using R Spatial 

  • VisualisingData
    • About: Visualisingdata.com provides readers with a rich variety of content that charts the development of the data visualisation field as well as profiling the professional services on offer from Visualising Data Ltd. The site is managed and edited by Andy Kirk.
      The site was launched in February 2010 primarily as a blogging platform to share news and thoughts about the increasingly popular world of data visualisation. Over time, as the field has continued to spread and mature, the site has reflected this growth. It now features a wide range of fresh content profiling latest projects and contemporary techniques, discourse about practical and theoretical matters, commentary about key issues and collections of valuable references and resources. It aims to straddle the divide across the diverse makeup of the visualisation field: whether you are a seasoned expert, an informed practitioner or just a casual enthusiast, there should be plentiful information of interest to you.