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KUB Datalab: Visualising

Tools for visualising data


At KUB Datalab we use and support a large array of software.

We have tried to organise our main tools into categories below. Bear in mind, that many types of software can be used for multiple purposes. We have tried to categorise by main purpose.

Tools for visualising data

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GIS (Geographical Information System) is a software that can be used to work with geographic data, which makes sense to plot, analyse, visualise and present on maps. In GIS you work e.g. with measuring distances between points and summing data within a geographically delimited area. GIS is used in various creative ways in the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences.

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Metashape is software used for photogrammetry. Metashape is not open source, but the library has the program installed on six machines. Software for photogrammetry is used in various exciting ways in many different areas from archeology, game design, VR and industry to reproduce three-dimensional models of objects. It is used for analysis, interpretation and dissemination.

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VOSviewer is a noncommercial software tool for creating maps based on network data and for visualizing and exploring these maps.
VOSviewer is intended primarily for constructing and visualizing bibliometric networks. These networks may for instance include journals, researchers, or individual publications, and they can be constructed based on citation, bibliographic coupling, co-citation, or co-authorship relations. Although VOSviewer is intended primarily for analyzing bibliometric networks, it can in fact be used to create, visualize, and explore maps based on any type of network data. VOSviewer offers text mining functionality that can be used to construct and visualize co-occurrence networks of important terms extracted from a body of scientific literature.
VOSviewer runs on most hardware and operating system platforms and can be downloaded from https://www.vosviewer.com/