This post is the third post in our Decoding Open Data series. The foundation of this series is our slideshare, which examines the open dataset and provides key insights and analytics about the 2011 Census.  Decoding Open Data: 2011 Indian Census …

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Matt Black The Geography of Poverty is a digital documentary project by photographer Matt Black combining geotagged photographs with census data to create a modern portrait of American poverty. Black talks about his effort to explore and document contemporary poverty …

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(This article was first published on AriLamstein.com » R, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers) Today I finished two projects that had been on my mind for a while: Try out ggvis, the interactive successor to ggplot2 Create interactive scatterplots of census data You …

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The single most important tool for preventing fire deaths, unsurprisingly, is a smoke alarm, but an estimated 4.5 million of the 130 million housing units across the United States do not have one. Enigma, a New York based startup, is …

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Cambridge is the region’s commuting capital with people coming from all corners of East Anglia to work here, new analysis shows.A series of extraordinary maps reveal the vast distances large numbers are prepared to travel to capitalise on the Cambridge …

Cambridge is region’s commuting capital – and look how far people will travel to work here Read more »

Thinking about starting a small business?  The Census Bureau has an app for that. The Bureau on Sept. 9 unveiled Census Business Builder: Small Business Edition — a web-based tool to help entrepreneurs and small business owners leverage local demographic …

Can Census data make for smarter startups? Read more »

This is the second post in our Decoding Open Data series. The foundation of this series is our slideshare, which examines the open dataset and provides key insights and analytics about the 2011 Census of India. Decoding Open Data: 2011 …

Why Did It Take 4 Years to Prepare for the 2011 Census of India? Read more »

Summer jobs build character. (Fox) In my late teens, I developed skills that have served me invaluably as an employee and an economist. I had complete confidence that I could move just about anywhere, find a job, a place to …

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For years, the Irving, Texas, Police Department has worked to become more diverse. Recruiters have traveled to predominately black and Latino colleges across the state, attended cultural events and forged relationships with high schools to pitch students on law enforcement …

Where Police Don’t Mirror Communities and Why It Matters Read more »