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Junar · The Open Data Platform. 30 Places to Find Open Data on the Web. Finding an interesting data set and a story it tells can be the most difficult part of producing an infographic or data visualization.

30 Places to Find Open Data on the Web

Data visualization is the end artifact, but it involves multiple steps – finding reliable data, getting the data in the right format, cleaning it up (an often underestimated step in the amount of time it takes!) And then finding the story you will eventually visualize. Following is a list useful resources for finding data. Your needs will vary from one project to another, but this list is a great place to start — and bookmark. 1. Data.gov: This is the go-to resource for government-related data. The only caveat in using the data sets is you have to make sure you clean them, since many have missing values and characters.

Socrata is another good place to explore government-related data. City-specific government data: Some cities have their own data portals setup to browse through city-related data. 2. 3. Face.com: A great tool for facial recognition data. 4. TileMill. GitHub - Social Coding. Weave (Web-based Analysis and Visualization Environment) Degrafa : Declarative Graphics Framework. Axiis : Data Visualization Framework.