This guide provides a starting point for exploring data visualization resources at the Georgia Tech Library. Use the tabs on the side for guidance on specific data visualization techniques and resources, including
Charts and graphs
Timelines and storylines
Visual analytics tools
What is data visualization?
The most brief definition of data visualization is anything that converts data sources into a visual representation for the purpose of sense-making and communicating clearly and effectively. Sometimes data visualization also integrates analyzing data, which is usually called visual analytics.
Visualization By Type
There are different categories of visualization:
By purpose: explanation, exploration
By presentation tools: Infographics, Timelines, Story Maps, Word Clouds, Charts and Graphs, Mapping, Images / videos
By dimension: 1D, 2D, 3D/Volumetric
By structure: network, tree structure /hierarchical , temporal, spatial