Data Visualization mavens Flowing Data have a great round-up of the year’s best projects.

As they write in their post:

It was a huge year for data. There’s no denying it. Data is about to explode.

Applications sprung up left and right that help you understand your data – your Web traffic, your finances, and your life. There are now online marketplaces that sell data as files or via API. launched to provide the public with usable, machine-readable data on a national scale.

State and local governments followed, and data availability expands every day.

Projects range from Open Street Maps to the Crisis of Credit Visualized.

We like data, and think you should too. Check it.