So it seems creating maps with the World Bank data viz tool is easy, and I really like the tool. It doesn’t mess about, and unlike many tools I have used, (Datawrapper, Tableau Public, Open Heat Maps, and more) it seems to be quite intuitive.
The maps are lovely, but it just will not let me properly download them, and only seems to allow saving within the website, which is really frustrating.
If I could download or embed these maps, then I would absolutely use this tool and all the data from this website for my final piece, because they are some of the most visually attractive I have come across. Combine that with the ease of creation and lack of need for the laborious and somewhat soul-destroying task of data cleaning, then this tool would win hands down.
Nothing is ever easy in the world of data viz. Who said robots were set to take over the world? Not yet, not yet…..