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Data visualization works so well because the human brain is extremely well-equipped to process visual information. We can capture patterns and essential themes in huge data sets very, very quickly through visual means.

Unfortunately, the tools to create these visual representations are usually too expensive and difficult for smaller news organizations and everyday citizens to use, creating a gap for the future of community journalism. With the generous support of the Knight Foundation, we created VIDI, a suite of powerful intuitive Drupal data-visualization modules for anyone to use on any standard set of data ranging from government databases to demographics and statistics.

Jack Knight called for media to inform and enlighten, so the people might determine their own true interests. As we come to understand his exhortation's new, evolving meaning, we must continually challenge ourselves to break down professional barriers in order to empower the infinite diversity of equally true interests. "Raw Data Now" should be our battle cry, and open-source data visualization modules our weaponry.

Visualize the power of data!

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VIDI Unleashed

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Recent comments

  • just installed and made a first test-setup on timelinemap. now wondering about how to get the drop-down field "image" in the...

  • This is indeed a very useful chart. Just one question - is there any way I can download this in jpg or similar format?
    ...

    ALACTI
  • Tried installing vidi module on drupal 6 lates version.

    I get

    Internal Server Error

    The server...

  • Great tools, but I receive error messages when trying to upload an Excel file, although the same file can be used when turned...

    Daniela
  • I have experience with many other drupal charting and data viz modules and this one is by far the easiest to use, and the most...

    kcollignon