Tag: data visualisation

How the Ghana Floods animation was created

(This article was first published on R – Data Science Africa, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers) Ghana has always been getting flooded, but it seems that only floods in Accra are getting attention. I wrote about it here, and the

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Quick Guide to Data Journalism

Originally published on https://www.datacamp.com/community/admin/blog/data-journalism-guide-tools Continue reading on »

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This interactive map lets you watch who commutes to your city every day

In his latest round-up of urban data visualisations, Max Galka reduces English and Welsh commuters to animated dots, reimagines New York as a video game, and explores Lisbon with the ‘graffiti grannies’ If you’ve ever found yourself packed like a

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Baby names since 1904: how has yours performed?

Names: everyone’s got one but how has yours performed over the past 110 years? Are you a comeback kid, a disappearing act or a completely new entry? Find out using our interactive graphic that shows the top 100 names for baby

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Publishing Open Data with PowerBI

Microsoft’s PowerBI is a new tool for creating reports and visualisations. The desktop application is currently free and publishing data is very easy. Step 1 Open your data from the wide selection …

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Using data visualisation tools to provide local context for decision making and meet open data aspirations

The Cambridgeshire Research Group has created several interactive atlases combining local and national open data with a range of InstantAtlas data visualisation analysis tools. It has been working to establish a local data portal called Cambridgeshire Insight Open Data as

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Open data can make the world a better place – but only if we know how to use it

I’m a self-confessed data junkie, but I appreciate that spreadsheets aren’t everyone’s idea of fun. Most people want their digested data packaged up into compelling stories and beautiful visuals. My j…

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Open Migration: Using Data To Understand The Refugee Crisis

The refugee crisis represents a challenge to journalism across Europe. It has forced newsrooms to question how they report such a complex phenomenon in a balanced way, without reinforcing easy stereotypes and without appearing to dehumanise refugees. The Italian Coalition

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Announcing our new open geographical data collection

We love maps at Bath: Hacked. From our historical maps to our visualisations in CartoDB we often find ourselves working with maps to explore new ways to visualise data about the local area. To make this even easier we’ve created a new open…

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Birmingham’s Rubbish

Birmingham City Council recently announced that they would be “opening up the council’s vast amounts of data, so members of the public can judge our performance.” Their first offering is a “a dashboard that outlines how well each ward is

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