The folks at Quartz pointed me to this Chrome extension that shows a new Google Earth View image every time you open a browser tab or window. It’s just lovely. Highly recommend.
This map shows the tribal boundaries of New Zealand’s Māori Iwi (tribes). The map is from New Zealand Trade and Enterprise‘s rather good Māori Cultural Kit for people wanting to do business with Māori organisations. The kit is available online, as a PDF and as an iPhone or Android app. You might also want to […]
Via Quartz comes a link to a Financial Times interactive graphic that lets you know roughly what a marketer might pay for your personal data. “The average person’s data often retails for less than a dollar. “General information about a person, such as their age, gender and location is worth a mere $0.0005 per person, or $0.50 […]
Matt Waite writes on The Source about building cheap drought sensors that individually track your backyard’s drought status and collectively paint a picture of a city’s weather conditions. “The problem with most news apps and data journalism is that they rely on the government to produce the data. If the government keeps numbers and you […]
One of the great things about attending a workshop is that you give yourself time to focus on one thing for a while. And in the case of a Webstock workshop, there’s also the comfort that comes with realising that other people have spreadsheets of ideas kicking around on their laptops. Not little scraps of […]
I love Chris McDowall’s animated map of Auckland’s buses and ferries. An animated map of Auckland’s public transport network from Chris McDowall on Vimeo. “The animation begins at 3am on a typical Monday morning. A pair of blue squiggles depict the Airport buses shuttling late night travellers between the Downtown Ferry Terminal and Auckland International. […]
A documentary on data journalism by Geoff McGhee via Flowing Data, who name-check some of the people interviewed: “Martin Wattenberg and Fernanda Viègas kick things off with some of the work they did with IBM. Then it’s Ben Fry from Fathom, then Jeffrey Heer from Stanford, and then Steve Duenes, Matt Ericson, and Amanda Cox of The New York Times. Later […]
Tim Berners-Lee on link data.
Clips from the BBC’s Britain From Above series.
From the BBC.