Google Data Gif maker

Google’s new tool creates GIFs from data

Data can play a major role in explaining, and providing evidence for, a wide range of subject matter. Yet data itself is not always easy to present in an appealing manner; an issue that has lead Google to create an easy-to-use visualisation tool.

The Data Gif Maker is aimed at journalists, although it is a tool that anyone is able to use.

Google says the purpose behind the Data Gif Maker is to provide an easy way of visualising the data behind two competing topics.

As its name suggests, the new tool produces animated GIFs – a format that is easy to share via both social media and news websites.