Tag Archives: Data Visualisation

An Argentinean Hackathon

An exciting development in the international data visualisation world is next weeks Hackathon in Buenos Aires. On 13 August the press room of the Tecnopolis science and technology park in Buenos Aires will play host to a day of computer … Continue reading

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The Best Introduction to Data Visualisation ( That I’ve seen)

Stanford University made a report on data visualisation as part of their 2008-2009 Knight Journalism Fellow Ship. If you haven’t already, watch it here. Both eerily beautiful and insanely helpful this explains why data journalism is so important, and even … Continue reading

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Guardian’s Data team win big at Online Media Awards

We at TheDataDay would like to congratulate Guardian.co.uk/data for winning the Technical Innovation Award at the inaugural Online Media Awards. Often cited the benchmark for interactive data-driven journalism and data visualisation at TheDataDay, judges described the Guardian’s DataStore and DataBlog … Continue reading

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Tip: How to Google Docs as a scraper tool

While looking to scrape some data from wikipedia recently I was inspired to do a blog post on how easy this process is when using ready made tools on Google Docs. Wikipedia may not be the most impenetrable of fortresses … Continue reading

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What is Data Journalism? Well, It’s quite fun actually

Amongst all the myriad and complex data visualisation tools, scrapers and complex legislation it’s very easy to get bogged down by the sheer weight of Data Journalism. But a simple search of Youtube throws up this video, made by fellow … Continue reading

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Dated data visualisation

Data visualisations have only become popular in the mainstream press over the last few years, and you could be forgiven for thinking that they were a product of the modern computer age. But one of my¬†favourite¬†blogs, Information is Beautiful (the … Continue reading

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Data Tool of the Week: Many Eyes

When it comes to Data Tools the IBM backed Many Eyes, is something of a heavy hitter. Most Data Tool websites tend to specialise in one type of visualisation or another. But Many Eyes allows you to visualise data in … Continue reading

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