Archive for month: May, 2009

Google public data, Wolfram Alpha and data.gov

25 May, 2009 (18:18) | data publishing | By: jerome

This last two weeks, three high-profile data-related services have been released: google’s public data, Wolfram|Alpha and data.gov. In the next couple of posts I’m going to review all three. But before I’d like to go back to 2007, when Swivel.com and Many-eyes.com were released. Those 2 services allow users to publish their own data visualizations, […]

Finding data

19 May, 2009 (16:11) | data visualization | By: jerome

To solve any problem with data, there are 5 things you need to do in sequence.  First, find the relevant data source. Then, access it and get the numbers you need.  Then, process those numbers to make them answer your question.  Present the results, for instance, as a data visualization,  and, optionally, share your analysis with […]