Resources
 

Learn More About Data
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Learn more about Big Data:
McKinsey: Big Data, the Next Frontier for Innovation

Online Resources for Data Analysis:
Codeacademy
Udacity
Coursera

Software for Using Data
• RSS Readers - FeedReader
• CSV, XLS – Excel, LibreOffice Calc, Tableau
• Shapefiles and Geodatabases
Esri ArcGIS Explorer
• Esri ArcView - available at little or no cost for non-profit organization from Esri and TechSoup
uDig
QGIS
OpenRefine - Useful for cleaning data
• Processing - data visualization library
• Python, R, SQL


Learn How to Visualize Data
 

Story-Telling With Data, www.storytelling withdata.com by Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic
Design for Information by Isabel Meirelles
Information is Beautiful by David McCandless
The Truthful Art by Alberto Cairo
The Visual Display of Quantitive Information by Edward Tufte
View Amazing Visualizations Online:
public.tableau.com/s/blog by Tableau Public
fivethirtyeight.com by Nate Silver

Popular Tools:
Non-Coding:
Microsoft Excel
Tableau Public
Carto

Coding:
Javascript Visualization Libraries (i.e. D3.js, Dimple.js, Vis.js)
R Studio
Octave
Matlab


Find More Open Data
 

There are many catalogs that contain open data, but we have highlighted a few below:
Data.gov
OpenStreetMap
PolicyMap
USGS National Map
U.S. Census Bureau American FactFinder
Census Reporter
World Bank
Kaggle