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Data visualisation (1/3) – How to use data visualisation

Authors and contributors:S A Mathieson(opens in new window)

Synopsis:

This series of three briefings aims to provide practical guidance for local public services on using data visualisations, such as graphs, charts and maps, for both external and internal uses, from a single chart on a webpage to more complex visualisations.

Part 1 covers reasons for and against using visualisation and existing examples in local public services.

Part 2 covers how to set up effective visualisations while avoiding common problems, including the use of specific types of charts and maps.

Part 3 covers software and online services that can be used to produce visualisations.

Publications in this series:

Socitm briefing - Data visualisation, part 1

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