Tag Archives: Government

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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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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Big Brother is watching your telecom use.

Found this press report showing the results of research on how often “Big Brother” asks telecom providers for the details on phone calls made by individual subscribers. The graph shows the differences between European countries. This is a so called … Continue reading

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Which jobs are paid by your tax?

Update: click here for complete project release. Interested in where your tax money goes? Just finished the first preview of an upcoming collection of visualizations on public paid slaries in Holland. This picture shows the public paid salaries, in case … Continue reading

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Public paid salaries: where is your tax going?

Last night I was watching Zembla, a documentary program on Dutch national television. The documentary “Balkenende norm top 2000” did show a nice example of insight by data: higher top salary has negative impact on the performance of an organization! … Continue reading

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