Open-source software that allows you to clean, refine and transform large sets of data. Formerly known as Google Refine but no longer supported by Google.
All of these require submitting data to an online service. If your data is sensitive, you may be able to just upload your summary statistics.
Plotly allows users to import their dataset directly to the program and generate a wide variety of visualizations. Most are available, but some require a pro account. Free users must still have an account and save the image publicly before it can be exported. The intended purpose is interactive, D3 and WebGL charts, but static charts can be created as well. Can be used for free as long as the visualization AND DATA is made publicly accessible.
Google Fusion Tables Fusion Tables is an experimental data visualization web application to gather, visualize, and share larger data tables
Google Chart ToolsGoogle chart tools are powerful, simple to use, and free. Try out our rich gallery of interactive charts and data tools.
Datawrapper is easy-to-use and creates nice charts and maps for embedding in websites. Created for journalists Must give email address to get embed code. No download. Many different chart types.
RAWGraphs is an open source tool built on D3.js that lets anybody easily create a chart using a drag-and-drop system to identify axes and other chart elements. Many chart options. Allows download or embed.
Chartbuilder does not have any advanced features, but is quick and mosly easy. It can only make line, column, or dot charts and you must paste in just the data you want in the chart. Allows export as .png, .svg, or .json
TableauTableau Public is a free service that lets anyone publish interactive data visualizations to the web.
Lynda.com: NAU Information Technology Services’ Learning and Professional Development Team has recently purchased a campus license to lynda.com for all students, faculty, and staff. The NAU community now has free access to this online subscription library that teaches the latest software tools and skills through high-quality instructional videos taught by recognized industry experts.
The Adobe Creative Cloud is a suite of applications used for editing and creating graphics design, video, and web development projects. Getting Started by checking out these tutorials on some of Adobe's most popular applications:
Features the world’s leading galleries, museum collections, foundations, artist estates, art fairs, and benefit auctions in a growing database of images of art, architecture, and design. The collection spans historical, modern, and contemporary works, and includes the largest online database of contemporary art.
The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) brings together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world. It strives to contain the full breadth of human expression, from the written word, to works of art and culture, to records of America’s heritage, to the efforts and data of science.
Discover the variety of free resources available across the Getty's collections, which include: the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Conservation Institute, the Getty Foundation, and the Getty Research Institute. With this free tool, users can browse collections broadly, by type of resource (i.e., paintings, books, archives), or to search for very specific subjects—historical periods, artists, object types, etc.
The WikiMedia Commons makes available public domain and freely-licensed educational media. Maintained by volunteers, users can upload their own images, request images, identify images, and subscribe to syndicated feeds.
These websites list many sources of free public domain and creative commons images.
It's important to verify copyright status and allowed uses for each source you select.
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