We noted Google’s public data search feature in a November 2009 post and today we have an update for you. Google Labs has just launched “an experimental visualization tool” called Google Public Data Explorer - designed to “help people comprehend data and statistics through rich visualizations. With the Data Explorer, you can mash up data using line graphs, bar graphs, maps and bubble charts.”
Google data providers are the World Bank, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the US Census Bureau, the OECD, the California Dept of Education, Eurostat, the US Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the US Bureau of Economic Analysis, so the Explorer has the potential to deliver high quality statistics on a vast array of socio-economic topics and for most geographic regions of the world. Click here for more information about this resource from the Google Labs blog.