Data Visualization

The representation of statistical data is both art and science. Resources listed here provide examples of best practice and highlight innovations in visual display of information.

ColorBrewer is a web tool for selecting color schemes for thematic maps, used mostly for choropleth maps.

Gallery of Data Visualization. Michael Friendly displays examples of the best and worst of statistical graphics.

Explore innovative examples of data and knowledge visualization from the Parsons Institute for Information Mapping (PIIM), including the cartogram gallery, visual complexity, and the atlas of cyberspaces, and timeline of timelines.

A Periodic Table of Visualization Methods, from an article by Ralph Lengler & Martin J. Eppler; see for more information.

Smashing Magazine’s Data Visualization: Modern Approaches. Explore innovative approaches to data visualization.

Visual Complexity provides a resource about the visualization of complex networks as a means of leveraging a critical understanding of visualization methods, across a series of disciplines as diverse as biology, social networks, or the Web.

Last modified: April 1, 2014