Visualizing.org is a community with the goal of creating simple solutions using data and design to complex information. The site welcomes anyone willing to help and share their work.
Taken from the site is a valuable manifesto on why data visualization today is so important
By some estimates, we now create more data each year than in the entirety of prior human history. Data visualization helps us approach, interpret, and extract knowledge from this information. Over the last couple of years, we’ve seen government agencies, NGOs, and companies open up their data for the public to see and use. And we’ve seen data visualization figure more prominently in design curricula, conference programs, and the media. We created Visualizing.org because we want to help connect the proliferation of public data… with a community that can help us understand this data… with the general public.