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What are visualisations?

Posted by openkent on June 8, 2011

Not sure what visualisations are and would like to know how to use them? Read on!

What are visualisations?

Visualisations are ways of turning data into graphics which help you get a better idea of the information you’re looking at.

If you have data based on where services are based (with information on addresses), then you can use tools like this to visualise it on a map. If you have data which uses numbers (i.e. on statistical or performance), then you could use tools to present it on a chart.

There are many other ways to visualise data so leave a comment to tell us what tools you use and show us what visualisations you’ve created. We can then share these with others on this website.

I don't how to use the visualisation tools?

Like with any tool, it can be difficult to get to grips with visualisation tools but they do become easier to use with practice. This website gives you some steps on how to use these tools.

Other questions?

If you have a question that we haven't covered, please add it as a comment below and we'll try and find the answer and then add that to the FAQs.