Category: Government and Public Data

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Guest Viz Police Post from VizCandy

Today the blog VizCandy quite effectively Viz Police'd the Canadian Globe and Mail. VizCandy is quite civilized and polite, as you would expect in Canadian discourse about politics, but manages to make his or her point. My favorite line: "Now, this isn't a horrid ...

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Some Data-scaping and Data-scraping Tools...

Frequent readers will know, we have made a bit of a habit of scraping data from the web and turning it into Public visualizations. We have also noticed a large contingent of Tableau Public users turn to the web to find their data, often to great effect! In any case, we ...

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The "Best" Worst Dashboard of 2010

It's hard to make beautiful dashboards! We will be the first to admit that we occasionally put out some less than perfect work when we're short on time for beautification. That said, we do pride ourselves on making sure that our vizzes make sense, at the very ...

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2010 Census - A Preliminary View

If, like me, you are a little bit of a data geek or "data enthusiast", then you have been pretty dang excited over the past year. The reason, of course, is the United States Census. Far more than a simple head count, the census affects every one of us through Congressional reapportionments and funding for thousands of government ...

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Earmarks for 2011

Every year, politicians from both sides of the aisle tack on billions of dollars in excess projects for their home districts, but without a way to search for these earmarks the average citizen is left to search through each and every bill. Good luck. Fortunately, the folks at the Sunlight Foundation, with help from many others, ...

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USA Debt Viz (and Downtime Tonight Tues Nov 16th)

Mark Bulling published a fantastic viz on USA debt at his blog dot linking using data from the Guardian Datablog.
And before we dive into the viz, heads up that tonight we will have some downtime. Users will still be able to see vizes as images, but the vizes will ...

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