Visual Budget is a free open-source web application and platform that allows any government or citizen group to install and prepare their own public budget visualizations. It has been developped by a civic tech consultancy, called VisGov (Visual Government). It is a working group that has emerged from the award-winning Arlington Visual Budget project, with diverse backgrounds in technology, software engineering, user experience design, and municipal finance.
Similar to popular paid solutions from companies like OpenGov and Socrata, VisGov’s free budget visualization tool helps users understand budget figures with interactive and color-coded diagrams. Citizens can see an overview of expenditures and revenues, then dive deeper for insights into specific funding categories.
Visual Budget is freely distributed under the Apache 2 license.