Finding Data and Information to show


Consider using data directly relevant to the learner - have them record data about themselves

Data relevant to course content

Data about NZ Education

NZ data across the board:

Worldwide Data
  • OECD Factbook - 2010 Statistics, with excel tables and histograms.
  • DataMarket, with their motto "Visualize the world's economy, societies, nature, and industries, and gain new insights".
  • Pachube, Store, share & discover realtime sensor, energy and environment data from objects, devices & buildings around the world.
  • Manyeyes and the various datasets uploaded by members of its community.
  • InfoChimps Democritizing access to data and the associated R package

Social Data and Data for social activitism


MashBlock, demographic data from the last NZ Census for a particular Meshblock, Area Unit or Council.

Social Explorer (US)

MapLight.org, charts the links between politicians and money.

Social Media Research Foundation

Personal Data


Reviews of submissions for an award for best personal visualization project 2008, at Flowing Data.