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Testing visualisation tools on the world’s most endangered species

In the Guardian Datastore, I found a spreadsheet outlining the number of endangered species in each country in 2008 and 2009. The document also subdivided the species into groups of mammals, reptiles, birds and so on. Usually, I start data … Continue reading

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Are data visualisations becoming works of art?

A good visualisation should tell a story without becoming one itself. So what happens when you find a graphic so weird and so wonderful that it can only be described as a work of art? The trend for strange-looking graphics … Continue reading

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Europe’s arms exports to Libya: what’s the best visualisation to use?

The Guardian Datablog recently published data showing Europe’s arms sales to Libya, after the embargo was lifted, between 2005 and 2009. I’ve decided to put three visualisation websites and software to the test: which one will produce the most coherent … Continue reading

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The Budget 2011 and data journalism

The Budget announcement is all about numbers, and lots of them.  This is data that affects everyone in the UK in some form or another.  There is huge potential for good data journalism, so where do you start? Where to … Continue reading

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Data Journalism and the 2011 Census

The 2011 Census questionnaires were sent out to UK households from March 7th, ready for completion on March 27th. Because the census only happens every 10 years, this will be the first one since the rise of data transparency. We … Continue reading

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Creating heat-maps using Many Eyes

I came across an article on the Guardian’s datablog called ‘Antidepressants in England and Wales: a map of GP prescriptions’. The article includes a map of England and Wales – the Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) which prescribe the most anti-depressant … Continue reading

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Simon Rogers interview: Being a Data Journalist

Simon Rogers (@smfrogers) is a data journalism guru.  As Editor of The Guardian Data Store and DataBlog, he has been right at the centre of the biggest data driven stories of recent years. So what better person to interview for … Continue reading

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