A flood of government data is going public, but on its own it is relatively boring and useless. A flood of new data visualization tools are hoping to change that.
Nov 21, 2009 CNN
New York City has for decades collected data about itself through more than 2,500 statistical indicators. But now, that number has been chopped down to about 1,200. Officials say it creates a streamlined look at the city, but others call it a loss.
Sep 11, 2009 The New York Times
Some transit agencies keep it under wraps, while others share it widely. Three cities in the U.S. show how the availability of transit arrival data is a wild frontier.
Aug 27, 2009 CNET
Researchers in the U.K. are proposing a plan to utilize streetlamp infrastructure to install traffic monitoring devices in an effort to collect more information and aid transportation planners.
Jul 28, 2009 EE Times
A new search tool from Google makes it easy to find public information, a move the company hopes will encourage governments to be more transparent with their data.
Apr 30, 2009 The Washington Post
Is it possible to condense
two weeks of soaring rhetoric by politicians
into a single graphic? Let's find out.
In my last post I covered free online tools for creating
information graphics. Here is a look at another Opinion
Oct 23, 2008 By
<p>A systems admin in San Francisco apparently decided to bring San Francisco grinding to a halt, and refuses to divulge the passwords he set up across the city's entire network.</p>
Jul 24, 2008 The Christian Science Monitor
<p>Noah Radford of Space Syntax gave an interesting presentation on the possible future of "spimes", objects like bricks that are given self-awareness in space and time (hence, spime) and what such objects might mean for future planning and design.</p>
Jun 2, 2008 Resources for Urban Design Information