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Posts Tagged ‘visualisation’

Learning about the COINS database: a few useful links


A couple of weeks ago the government did something really significant. No, it wasn’t anything to do with the Big Society – significant though that may be. It was the release of one enormous database, known as COINS. Essentially COINS (and I do really like writing it in capitals) is the detail on everything the […]

Visualising data for a transparent government


Have you seen the big blue bubbles on pages in the Guardian, a wordle of President Obama’s inauguration speech, or a Googlemap of all the roadworks in your area? Presenting data in new and interesting ways is the trend du jour. We live in a data driven world, so being able to see complicated information […]