Google Public Data Explorer

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. If you are a visual learner as I am, then you’ll really appreciate Google Public Data Explorer. It makes large datasets easy to explore, visualize and communicate. As the charts and maps animate over time, the changes in the world become easier to understand. You don’t have to be a data expert to navigate between different views, make your own comparisons, and share your finding with the available data sets at

You can can play with the tool to create visualizations of public data, link to them, or embed them in their own webpages. Embedded charts and links can update automatically so you’re always sharing the latest available data.

It may not look like there are a lot of datasets there, but dig deeper. Each set of data can be sliced and diced, animated, and customized by the user.

Education Statistics in California was of interest to me as I attended public schools in that state.
What dataset(s) do  you find useful?

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