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Resources for both data visualization and infographics, with examples from the non-profit sector
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Visualizing Google Analytics Data With R [Tutorial] | Analytics & Optimization

Visualizing Google Analytics Data With R [Tutorial] | Analytics & Optimization | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it

This article is a step-by-step guide on how to visualize Google Analytics data using the R programming language, a powerful statistical language. It provides both the the code necessary to do so and the explanations on how to make it work.

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qunb – data can tell an incredible story

Qunb provides a data visualization service to build stories from your analytics within seconds.
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The ease of use in plugging in one's Google Analytics credentials and letting it self-populate is wonderful. I love the graphics, as well. (Co-workers were also impressed!) My desire is for customization, however.

 

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New Google app lets you experiment with web fonts | Typography | Creative Bloq

New Google app lets you experiment with web fonts | Typography | Creative Bloq | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
Google and Monotype unveil free version of Typecast app for use with Google Fonts.
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7 Ways To Make A Google Map Using Google Spreadsheet Data

7 Ways To Make A Google Map Using Google Spreadsheet Data | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it

Via Jack Loring
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Making maps with Google Fusion Tables » The Data Mine

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Taking Google Fusion maps to the next level

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Google Live Reporting of Hottest Trends by Country

Google Live Reporting of Hottest Trends by Country | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
A visualization of the latest hot searches from Google Trends.
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Leave it to Google to be on the cutting edge... This colorful live reporting dashboard gives the hottest trends per country. (Potentially embarassing for those of us who don't care about Dancing with the Stars or wardrobe malfunctions!)

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Carmichael Library's Blog: Mapping Information with Google Fusion Tables

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Uses Annie E. Casey's Kids Count info on teen pregnancy to sample Google Fusion mapping

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Blending Google Analytics and SQL data with Tableau

Blending Google Analytics and SQL data with Tableau | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it

"One of the most common scenarios for self-service BI users is to combine data sources. Many companies use Google Analytics to measure how their web sites are used, but site usage is often only part of the story."

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Here, Google Just Fixed Local Democracy for You – Next City

Here, Google Just Fixed Local Democracy for You – Next City | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
What Google’s enhanced Civic Information API means for the future of citizen tech.
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Glad government districts will be easier to access with Google, now. Hoping this means they will be easier to map as well!

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Geocoding in Google Docs: GeoJSON boundaries with Koordinates

Geocoding in Google Docs: GeoJSON boundaries with Koordinates | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
In our geocoding recipe, you learned how to use Google Sheets formulas to automatically convert place names into coordinates in your spreadsheet data.
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Google Maps Engine Pro Offers Data Visualization for Business

"By importing data like addresses, names, office locations and sales leads from various file formats onto a map, businesses can edit, analyze and share their information in a simple format."

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Urban Demographics: An introduction to R, from Google

Urban Demographics: An introduction to R, from Google | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
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Mary Jo Gehrking's comment, August 19, 2013 12:17 PM
This looks like it has great possibilities, but i'd love to see a more detailed introduction into 'R' (i.e. what it is & how best to use it).
Amanda Dahlquist's comment, August 19, 2013 12:42 PM
Great comment, Mary Jo. "R" is a software for data analysis, but unlike most things I post on here, involves programming knowledge. It's more advanced than I'm familiar with now, but I'm interested in dipping my toe in. This page explains its features and the next page explains why it is used: http://www.inside-r.org/what-is-r
Mary Jo Gehrking's comment, August 19, 2013 12:52 PM
Thanks for the helpful overview!
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Searchable map template - Derek Eder

Searchable map template - Derek Eder | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
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Another "must remember." Making Google Fusion maps more sophisticated

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Become An Expert Data Analyst Overnight Using Google Spreadsheet Report Tools

Become An Expert Data Analyst Overnight Using Google Spreadsheet Report Tools | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
Some people like golfing. Some people enjoy surfing. Still other people are running enthusiasts. And then…there are the data hounds.
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The author details how to use Google to create pivot reports.

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