Goodbye LOOK, hello world…
When we started our first data visualisation projects in 2009 the landscape of visualisation tools was very different and the topic itself was new to the Scottish social services sector. Our mission then, as it is now, was to create better communication and understanding of both data visualisation and data itself - we think that’s well underway now.
A large part of the initial data visualisation strand was our bespoke online tool - LOOK. This was developed and launched in early 2010 and has been a great learning process for us and others in the sector.
However, as techniques and technology have progressed recently, our tool is looking a bit dated and redundant - there’s many new/free/open source tools out there which we think do a good or better job.
So with immediate effect we’re announcing the closure of our LOOK data visualisation toolkit. We are a little sad to see it go, but feel proud of what we were able to create, and very happy that there is so many other tools are now available to meet the visualisation needs of the sector.
This page should be a good starting point for you to explore the rich landscape of modern data visualisation. Happy Visualising!
What’s happening in the sector
Scottish Social Services Workforce Data is a unique, free to use, online resource providing you with all the workforce data and reports that the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) publish on the social services sector in Scotland.
Scotland’s Open Data
- Scotlands open data
- a list of websites in Scotland that are partially or wholly focussed on making open data available
- Big Data Visualization: Review of the 20 Best Tools
- Directory of Tools
- Delicious search for dataviz
- Many Eyes
- Simon Rogers: How to make a map with Google fusion tables
- SVG editor
Who to follow
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