Data Sources

There are several places around the web where you can find data sources that can be processed with Information Visualization tools. Here there are some:

  • Bundesamt für Statistik (Swiss Federal Statistical Office): Data about Switzerland
  • CIA World Factbook, A wealth of data about all the countries in the world.
  • COHOWeb Data Selector.
  • Encyclopedia Titanica. Interesting data about the passengers on the Titanic
  • GapMinder
  • Geneology Data. From the US Census Bureau
  • Knowledge Discovery in Databases Archive. At UC Irvine
  • Many Eyes A collection of data contributed by users of the web site.
  • National Italian statistics bureau
  • National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference. From the USDA
  • NSSDC’s CDF Homepage
  • Open Data
  • Statistisches Amt des Kantons Zürich (Statistics Office of the Canton of Zürich, German only): Good source of statistical data about the greater Zürich area.
  • StatLib Index.
  • UBS Wealth Management Research. Economic research data, among them the “Prices and Earnings around the Globe” survey.
  • UC Irvine Machine Learning datasets.
  • UC Irvine KDD Archive
  • United Nations Data Access System (UNdata). 55 million data records from UN agencies
  • UNIX System User Load Data. From Bob Lechner of U Mass, Lowell
  • USA National Center for Health Statistics.
  • USA National Archive of Criminal Justice Data.
  • Weather data
  • World Wine Statistics.  From the Wine Institute
  • Worldmapper. Worldmapper is a collection of world maps, where territories are re-sized on each map according to the subject of interest. Data is also provided in Excel and Opendoc data formats

Datasets from IEEE InfoVis contests

  • InfoVis2006
    • The contest
    • The wiki