Data Tools

  1. PDF Join – allows you to merge several PDF files into one: https://www.pdfjoin.com/
  2. Tabula – allows you to extract data from PDFs (doesn’t work for scanned documents): http://tabula.technology/
  3. CometDocs – allows you to extract data from PDFs: http://www.cometdocs.com/
  4. ScraperWiki – allows you to extract data from PDFs and the web: https://scraperwiki.com/
  5. Datawrapper  https://datawrapper.de/
  6. Infogram https://infogr.am/en
  7. Tableau public http://www.tableau.com/public/
  8. CartoDB http://cartodb.com/
  9. TileMill https://www.mapbox.com/tilemill/
  10. More complex scrapers: https://import.io/
  11. ABBYY FineReader for Text OCR: http://www.abbyy.com/finereader/
  12. Cool data dashboards: https://www.silk.co/
  13. Automated data analysis: https://www.statwing.com/
  14. Scraping for developers: https://morph.io/

 

Our Mission

To boost analytical, evidence-based public discussion
by giving citizens, journalists and civil society
access to the data, digital tools, and computational skills
necessary for transforming our societies into digital democracies.