Looking for Structured Data on the Web?

Choose a subject, any subject. Andy Kirk has published a great directory of sites and services for accessing (mostly) structured data sets at his site, Visualizing Data. It’s nicely organized into these categories:

I can not wait to start exploring!


Resources for Visualization Learning

Nathan Yau provides a great summary of resources for improving your data visualization skills in this post on Flowing Data.

  1. Read the classics of Edward Tufte, like the Visual Display of Quantitative Information and others (including Yau’s excellent books)
  2. Gather data
  3. Do visualizations
  4. Share visualizations and get feedback
  5. Go back to your readings and start again

Yau’s post is titled Getting started with visualization after getting started with visualization – and points to iterative aspects of learning by reading, doing, sharing, doing again.