About Data Alchemist
This is Jacob Houtman's site to stimulate the use of open data to create and share insights. Here I blog about appealing examples I discover, the results of my own projects and information on how to become a data alchemist yourself. Enjoy!
Category Archives: Society
The world is in need of water: nature, human, animals… we all need water to survive. For World Water day, March 22 2011, I created this interactive visualization and infotainment game. The interactive map and scatterplot enable you to explore … Continue reading
Great news after returning from my holidays: I took the win in a visualization challenge! My interactive visualization of the ecological footprint and biocapacity was part of a challenge where participants were asked to visualize “the value of nature”. The … Continue reading
Much of the discussion on finite global resources has focused on the depletion of non-renewable resources, such as petroleum. It is increasingly evident that renewable resources, and the ecosystem services they provide, are also at great or even greater risk. … Continue reading