Today, Visual.ly goes live as a place for data visualizers to share their work and connect with those who want to commercialize them.The site has launched with over 2000 visualizations to explore across a range of categories, from sports and technology to the economy.

Infographics and data visualizations are shifting the way people find and experience stories, creating a new way of seeing the world of data. They help communicate complex ideas in a clear, compact and beautiful way, taking deep data and presenting it in visual shorthand. Visual.ly has collected the best examples on the web and gathered them for you to reference, share, and enjoy.

As a designer of visualizations, you want as many people as possible to see your work. Your Visual.ly profile serves as your portfolio, exposing you to hundreds of thousands of monthly visitors and allowing you to track how popular your content is within a community of data visualization enthusiasts.

The site is launching with a number of high-profile partners in the publishing world, including CNN, National Geographic, the Wall Street Journal and The Next Web.