StatPlanet Visualization
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About StatPlanet

StatPlanet is a free application for creating thematic maps and graphs with the click of a button. It enables you to explore demographic, education, environment, health and socio-economic indicators from various sources such as UIS and WHO. It is also possible to produce customized interactive maps and graphs by adding or importing your own data. StatPlanet can be used either online or as a stand-alone desktop application.

The aim of StatPlanet is to promote evidence-based decision making by improving and facilitating the communication and interpretation of information. StatPlanet does this by providing (i) attractive interactive visualizations which facilitate the interpretation of information, (ii) a user friendly interface that is accessible also to non-technical users, (iii) automated data visualization (including the processes of merging and synchronizing data from different sources), and (iv) an easy to disseminate software system which can enable anyone to explore and create data visualizations - regardless of technical skills, availability of Internet connectivity, and computer hardware or software.

StatPlanet was conceptualized and is being developed by Frank van Cappelle since 2005. From 2008 to 2010, the development of a tailored version of StatPlanet was undertaken as part of the SACMEQ research programme at the UNESCO International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP). For more details, please contact

See also StatPlanet features.