Data visualization for Wikipedia

The European Data Journalism Network (EDJNet), promoted by Osservatorio Balcani Caucaso Transeuropa (OBCT), contributes to Wikimedia projects with infographics, available with free license on Wikimedia Commons and in Wikipedia articles, and textual content.

While attempting to insert graphics using the MediaWiki software, we realised the cumbersome nature of the tools currently offered and the possibilities for improvement.

With this survey, we wish to understand whether Wikipedia contributors are interested in having better tools, allowing to publish better graphs more easily.

The survey is anonymous. You will be given the opportunity to leave your e-mail address to receive updates on developments, but this is optional. The results of the survey will be published on EDJNet and on Meta.

For questions on the work of EDJNet and OBCT on Wikimedia projects you can contact Niccolò Caranti on Wikipedia or via email

Would you like to find more graphs in Wikipedia articles?
Have you ever wished you could insert a graph while writing an article?

Do you find interactive graphs useful?

Would you prefer a possible future instrument that is more user-friendly, but with limited flexibility, or more "powerful", with greater possibilities of expansion, but with a steeper learning curve?
Have you already used other development environments (e.g. LUA) inside Wikipedia?
Which tools to create graphs do you already know of?
Do you think it would be desirable to have a data visualization tool closely interacting with Wikidata?
Would it be important to be able to use already published tables as data sources?
Would you be willing to collaborate in developing such a tool, even just as a sample user?

Any additional comments, observations, or suggestions?

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