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The Data Visualization Catalogue

Drew Skau

published on January 28, 2014 in Design

If you’ve ever struggled with what visualization to create to best show the data you have, The Data Visualization Catalogue might provide just the help you need.

Severino Ribecca has begun the process of categorizing data visualizations based on what relationships and properties of data that they show. With 54 visualizations currently slated to be categorized, the catalog aims to be a comprehensive list of visualizations, searchable by what you want to show.

The site has the potential to be a great resource for those looking to find the most efficient way to display their data, or a new angle to find different patterns or insights. Tableau has a similar tool (Show Me) embedded into their software, but a free tool that lets the user specify the data properties and get a list of options is a welcome development.

We hope the tool continues to develop and has more visualization types added quickly! With questions, comments or simply encouragement for the project, you can get in touch with Ribecca via Twitter: @dataviz_catalog.
Drew Skau is Visualization Architect at and a PhD Computer Science Visualization student at UNCC with an undergraduate degree in Architecture. You can follow him on Twitter @SeeingStructure