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Global Programs - Europe 2020: Useful Tools

Last Updated: May 4, 2022 1:34 PM

data visualization examples

Data Visualization, Mapping, Graphic Design

Kick your presentation up a notch with these recommended tools!

Tableau Public: Tableau Public is a free desktop app for data manipulation and visualization. It allows you to create custom interactive visualizations and combine multiple visualizations, text, and design elements into a "dashboard" or infographic.

Piktochart: An online design platform for creating infographics, presentations, reports, and other designs. The free version of the tool requires users to create an account or log in with another social media account.

Canva: Canva is a graphics design platform that allows users to create social media graphics, presentations, posters and other visual content.

Open Street Mapping: OpenStreetMap is an open-source online mapping platform created by the OpenStreetMap Foundation. The map data is entirely open and collaboratively added by a global community of volunteers. 

For a complete list of tools and helpful tips on creating visualizations, check out UB Libraries' Data Visualization Guide.

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Exploring Emerging Technologies 

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As a student, you have FREE access to courses teaching the latest technology. Example classes include: Canva, Piktochart, Prezi,, LinkedIn, Vimeo, Zoom and much more!