Category: Government and Public Data

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Did Your School Get a Passing Grade?

When bad students get their report cards, some stuff the evidence in the bottom of their backpacks and hope no one will be the wiser. Thanks to the Corpus Christi Caller-Times, local schools have no such option when the Texas Education Agency posts its annual school ...

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Patent and Trademark Filings Worldwide

Patent and trademark filings represent the pulse of innovation and entrepreneurship. We made this viz to help gauge and analyze that pulse, thanks to data from the Worldwide Intellectual Property Organization. Take a look- you may be surprised by what you find!

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Visualizing the Wikileaks Afghanistan Casualty Data

There is nothing more powerful than good data and strong storytellers. This week, after the Guardian Datablog released a complete list of casualties in Afghanistan, three separate Tableau Public authors created interactive visualizations of the data on their own. Here are ...

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The top 100 Tableau Public Visualizations

In the first six months of this year Tableau Public visualizations were viewed 4.5 million times. Of course, this statistic reflects upon the amazing authors that continually post content to Public. In honor of those authors and to celebrate the success of Tableau Public, ...

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Painless address level geocoding with BatchGeo

Trying to map address level data can be a tedious job. Luckily, we have discovered a snazzy little app called BatchGeo which takes any .csv file with address data and adds two columns for Latitude and Longitude. Don't believe it? Take
this file, open it, copy the ...

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Napoleon's March to Moscow (and back)

Some call this viz – created by Charles Minard in 1869 – the best ever because it displays so many different kinds of information so clearly. Kim Rees of Information Aesthetics recreated this viz and used it as a measuring stick in her review of social visualization ...

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