Category: Government and Public Data

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Chad Skelton Can't Stop Vizzing

"If you really want to get serious about online graphics, you have to check out Tableau Public." So says Chad Skelton of the Vancouver Sun in the most recent Canadian Association of Journalists newsletter. We certainly appreciate the support, but we're mostly grateful to ...

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Choropleth Counties

Choosing how to display data is often the most difficult part of the data visualization process. Would a bar chart be superior to a pie? Perhaps a scatter would tell more than two bar charts? One of the most difficult of these choices is between filled maps (choropleth) and shapes.
The Neverending Debate: Choropleth or ...

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OECD Factblog Gallery

Every few weeks we have the pleasure of running across one of Jerome Cukier's visualizations in the Factblog of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
So it was great to see all of those visualizations rolled up into a gallery. My personal favorites:

  • A view on oil dependency showing ...
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Oxford Student Snapshot

Oxford University is one of the finest institutions of higher learning in the world. However, Oxford would not amount to anything without an exceptional, and exceptional diverse student body. These visualizations by Andy Cotgreave show us exactly who makes up Oxford University.
The main view that Andy starts with shows the ...

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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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