If you’re planning to start creating your own interactive data visualizations, one of the most popular and powerful tools available out there – for free – it’s Tableau Public. For those who are not familiar with the company, Tableau provides Business Intelligence and Analytics solutions for a wide range of clients across the globe.
We post on a regular basis visualizations created with Tableau, especially on our Interactive Inspiration column, every Friday, and we thought it was time to take a closer look at the real possibilities of this tool, going through some of the examples we gathered across the years.
So, without further ado, here’s a list of 25 amazing visualizations created with Tableau. Click through the images to see the full interactive versions.
IED Explosions in Iraq | Mark Bulling
The Great Divide | DataBlick
Mapping the Canberra Wasp Menace | Canberra Times
US Tornadoes 1950 to 2011 | Data Driven Consulting
Privately owned islands around the world | The Guardian
How common is your birthday? | VizWiz
Where’s the Loot? | Diablo Inc Gamers
Visualising the Wikileak’s war logs | Andy Kirk
Blackjack in Vegas | Data Driven
What each job gets paid | The Guardian
Cola Wars! | Viz Wiz
The History Of US Unemployment By State | Joe Mako
Education Across the World | Ross Perez
Which Country Uses the Most Oil? | Data Driven Consulting
Global military spending | The Guardian
Tragedy, Death and Rock ‘n Roll | Vizual Encounters
Black Friday. Now bigger than Thanksgiving | Daniel Hom
Thanks to its huge range of possibilities and relative easiness of learning, Tableau’s has become popular in many non-English speaking countries. Here are some examples created by Argentinian newspaper La Nación, one of the South American media outlets that produces regularly visualizations for its website:
International Credit Risk Ratings | La Nácion
Subsidies for bus transportation | La Nácion
Olympic Games | La Nácion
And from our friends at Visual Loop Brasil, a couple of examples of the use of Tableau by the online version of the popular Brazilian newspaper, O Globo.
Best schools in Brazil 2011 | O Globo
Religion in Brazil | O Globo
Mensalão scandal: the money trail | O Globo
Supermarket Pricing in Brazil | O Globo
The taste of the Food Industry | O Globo
You can explore more examples of Tableau’s potential for creating interactive data visualizations following the Viz of the Day gallery, and the company blog is also quite interesting. Of course, if you create a data visualization using this tool, gives us a notice on Twitter or Facebook, we’d be happy to feature it!