Useful online tools
This area of the 3VA website is dedicated to signposting you to useful online resources we have found around the wonderful world wide web. Come back again soon to find out what is new.
Making data into visual images so they are clearer to understand
These free online tools will get you started and can be used at many levels.
Generate WORD CLOUDS
These colourful word pictures enlarge the ‘important’ words, based on how often they occur. Upload a text document and try out different fonts and colours.
Wordle is easy to use. Print or save images online.
Tagxedo lets you save images, change cloud shapes and use text from websites and social networks.
IBM data visualization tools. Create powerful visualizations from uploaded data including pie, bubble and bar charts, graphs, tree charts, scatter clouds etc. Data is publicly visible and you can freely browse other people’s diagrams for inspiration.
Google tools – Drawing, Fusion tables, Forms
Make charts, diagrams, surveys, maps, timelines and more. Data can be stored and shared with colleagues online. Users need a gmail address to log in.
An easy way to turn spreadsheet data in to a map. Simply cut and paste your data into the website and they will do the rest for you! Lets you group your data by colour.
Another free, easy to use mapping tool.
A guide to data visualisation from Computer World
Visualisation tools for beginners