I’ve made a data visualisation showing the top 50 artists I listened to in 2010. The size of the artist photo is proportional to the number of times I listened to any track by that artist in 2010.
I was interviewed for a case study about how the West Midlands Regional Observatory uses InstantAtlas to visualise geographical data to provide better access to Local Area Agreement data. Read the interview on instantatlas.wordpress.com [No longer online]
Opening public data has gained a real head of steam in the last year. The idea is to make publicly-held and non-personal data freely available for reuse by public bodies, individuals and businesses. Practically, it’s about making data easy to find, easy to license and easy for others to re-use. Public bodies create, collect or use all kinds of information every day. From building applications to job centre vacancies, welfare benefits to MPs’ expenses.
This is an internal presentation I gave to researchers at the West Midlands Regional Observatory last month. My aims were to advocate for the open data movement’s principles, and to translate policy developments during 2009-2010 into meaningful and practical steps the researchers could take. I tailored the presentation to those working with datasets every day.