Category: Government and Public Data

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The Libyan Revolution

Libya is in the throes of its most major political upheaval in 50 years. As you can see from the bar, revolutionaries now control over 65% of the countries population, compared to less than 25% for the government (some rural areas have yet to be clearly swayed by either). Geographically, the oppositions control is nearly complete, ...

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Broadband Access

Living in the city, it is easy to assume that high speed internet is a reality everywhere. The truth is that America is far from ubiquitous high speed internet. If you select All under Regions below, you can see that it would take almost $24 B dollars to serve the 7,000,000 households in America without broadband.
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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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