tools for use in hacks - data visualisations, portals and query languages
data visualisations, maps, portals for open data, web scraping tools, merging and connecting data, cleaning data...there are many tools on the web for any data needs. this page is a small subset of these, which will be used in the guides and quick tutorials.
tools for visualising data, typically on the web.
from the open knowledge foundation labs, creates dynamic timeline visualisations, integrating with external data sources such as google spreadsheets.web
an open source map library for creating interactive and mobile-friendly maps.web example
built on a cloud based postGIS database platform, carto makes it easy to create maps online using geography data, and offers a completely free option for low usage.web
tools for querying and manipulating data into the format you require.
a yahoo developed expressive SQL-like language that lets you query, filter, and join data across web services.web
the R project for statistical computing. a free software environment for statistical computing and graphics.web
formally google refine, open refine is a free tool for working with data. cleaning messy data, transforming it into other forms, extending it easily with web services. watch the video on the homepage for an excellent introduction.web
software and cloud-based platforms for publishing data.
a linked data publishing platform, allowing organisations to serve 5-star open data on the web.web
a platform for organisations to open up data, allowing user access to that data to browse, export and create visualisations, and developer access through an API.web
a drupal based open source data portal for publishing data, including API and visualisation features.web
open source data management system to streamline publishing, sharing, finding and using data.web
a platform for local government to share datasets, developed by CIPFA and london borough of redbridge.web