Easy-to-use infographic web tool

What is infogr.am? Free third-party web tool that allows you to graph information, ie) make infographics.

When to use it? When you’ve got a bunch of data and you want to display it in a visual way.

Example http://www.ottawasun.com/2014/05/13/ottawa-police-release-sex-offender-data

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Let’s make this text-heavy data list more visual. Info.gram gives me different options.

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Once I’ve chosen my chart style, I edit my chart and start to entering the data.
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You can manually add data or upload a file (ex. spreadsheet) if you already have one.
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Now you’ve got a pretty graph. Add descriptions, titles, videos, photos – whatever you’d like.

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And you can embed it on your website. Click on ‘fixed’ for the iframe code and don’t forget to adjust the width of the widget to 420 pixels.
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