Category Archives: Great Data Visualizations

Interesting data visualizations. Point of interest can be the created insight and/or the way of visualization. Insights can be on wide variety of subjects.

New view on tax paid salaries (Balkenendenorm)

Great data visualization which shows how your tax is spent on top salaries. Uses image bubble chart to get you insights within seconds (instead of reading boring data tables). Prachtige visualisatie van publiek gefinancierde salarissen boven de Balkenendenrom, het salaris van de minister president. De image bubble chart geeft in enkele seconde inzicht. Continue reading

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Definition of “open data”: open doesn’t mean available!?

Melanie Chernoff posted a widely accepted definition of open data and why it is important to have a clear defintion. I do like her definition, but think it is too narrow for two important reasons which are essential to boost the use of open data. Continue reading

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Overview of data drive journalism: watch this video

Found this video which gives a very nice overview on the subject of data driven journalism. Journalists are coping with the rising information flood by borrowing data visualization techniques from computer scientists, researchers and artists. Some newsrooms are already beginning … Continue reading

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Interactive data journalism by newspapers

British newspaper the Guardian is very active in data journalism. Last month they published this “Comprehensive spending review: you make the cuts”. The coalition says it must slash billions from public spending to tackle the UK’s growing budget deficit. George … Continue reading

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Video: presentation on data visualization

Watch this TED talk on the beauty of data visualization by David McCandless. The talk was given in July 2010 at TED Global Oxford. You can find and watch more of David’s work on his site. David, thanks for to … Continue reading

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