Tag Archives: Open Data

World in need of water: interactive visualization and game

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

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Ecological footprint and biocapacity

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

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Apps for Amsterdam: open data virus spreads to Europe

Finally the open data virus spreads to the open minded city of Amsterdam. The city announced Apps for Amsterdam. This an application development contest based on Washington’s Apps for Democracy. The contest is a popular way to quickly involve many … Continue reading

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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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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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