Resources on Open Data, Text Visualization, & Data Displays

A visualization of delinquent water accounts in Detroit, Michigan (2012). Courtesy of DETROITography.

A visualization of delinquent water accounts in Detroit, Michigan (2012). Courtesy of DETROITography.

I decided to create a list of online resources, open data projects, and tools for visualizing text and other data of interest to writing studies scholars. This is an informal and admittedly short list–if you have a tool or resource that I don’t have listed here, please leave a comment and let me know!

Data Driven Detroit (http://datadrivendetroit.org)

Detroit Open Data Portal (https://data.detroitmi.gov)

Detroitography (http://detroitography.com)

Motor City Mapping (http://datadrivendetroit.org/Projects/Motor-City-Mapping/)

Visual Complexity (http://www.visualcomplexity.com/vc/)

Visualizing Data Resources (http://www.visualisingdata.com/index.php/resources/)

DIRT: Digital Research Tools (http://dirtdirectory.org)

Gephi (http://gephi.github.io)

Textextually (http://textexture.com/index.php)

Paper Machines (http://papermachines.org)

Text Visualization Tools (https://blogs.princeton.edu/etc/2012/08/16/see-text-in-whole-new-waytext-visualization-tools/)

Data Visualization Tools (http://www.creativebloq.com/design-tools/data-visualization-712402)

U.S. Census Visualization Data (http://www.census.gov/dataviz/)

Visualizing.org (http://visualizing.org)

Information is Beautiful (http://www.informationisbeautiful.net)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (https://www.fema.gov/data-visualization)

 

Have a must-add tool that’s not here? Please leave a comment and I’ll add it to the list!