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Digital Projects Lab

Data, GIS, and Digital Projects at Kennedy Library

Resources for Data Journalism

Journalism in the Age of Data from Geoff McGhee on Vimeo.

The Data Journalism Handbook

A collaborative, free e-book introducing data journalism including case studies, and tips to find, understand and communicate data.

Data Driven Jornalism 

A hub for news and resources from the community of journalists, editors, designers and developers who use data in the service of journalism. On our site you’ll be able to:The website is part of the European Journalism Centre’s Data Driven Journalism initiative.

Doing Journalism with Data

ProPublica Data Store

A small but growing collection of datasets made available from Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests and other ProPublica reporting efforts. 

Data & Visualization Tools

Data Cleaning & Transformation

Data Visualization & Dashboards

Charts & Plotting Tools

Other Visualization Tools

Web Mapping Tools

ArcGIS Online

A powerful web-based GIS platform for mapping and spatial analysis. See example Story Maps at 


Easily create and share dynamic interactive web maps.

Learn More about GIS and mapping resources at Cal Poly

Infographic Tools

Data Hubs and Marketplaces

General Purpose Data Sources