In this article, we will tell you why to visualize data and how to do it correctly. When standard tables in Excel do not reveal the full picture and there is no possibility to involve analysts in creating reports or check eCommerce reports by yourself. Services and tools for data visualization come to aid. What tools you can use to create interactive dashboards without the help of developers and how to choose the one that suits you.
A tool for working with spreadsheets and databases that does not require programming knowledge. It helps you build a chart within minutes and create charts that extract data from multiple sources.
Data visualization service for publishers and journalists. You can combine Datawrapper with any data format (Excel, CSV, PDF). The created graphics can be embedded into any website.
Datawrapper makes the charts interactive: move the cursor over the line to see the exact values or compare different datasets using buttons or a timeline. The service can adapt fonts, colors, and distance to your style.
A tool that can help you create a chart in a few minutes by taking data from a spreadsheet as a basis.
Service for work with tabular data helps to link spreadsheets and vector graphics, copies and inserts data from spreadsheets (Microsoft Excel, Google Docs, Apple Numbers). The service is convenient when you need to process only certain information in a table. It does not yet support JSON or XML format.
With Visual.ly you can create infographics, videos, presentations, reports, e-books and interactive web microsites.
6. Google Graphics
A tool for creating interactive charts. Google Charts allows you to create both simple diagrams and complex hierarchical maps. The Template Gallery offers a wide range of ready-made chart types. Works with HTML5 and SVG can work with a smartphone on Android devices.
FusionCharts is a flexible tool for customizing your graphics: appearance, background color, fonts. It includes more than 900 maps and examples placed in the JSFiddle library.
Provides quick display of multiple data sets and supports multiple visual representations for vector data in addition to OpenStreetMap, CloudMade, Bing and other mapping services. Polymaps can download data at full scale from the country level to cities, districts and individual streets. The service supports SVG format, allows you to use CSS to customize the data design.
Graphics library with simple control and great flexibility in using CSS styles and JS control.
The library can be extended with a large number of plug-ins, has an easy-to-use and well-documented API and simple, easy-to-read source code.