Archive for month: June, 2009

New data services 3: data.gov

30 June, 2009 (18:31) | data publishing, data visualization | By: jerome

The United States are the only western country without a centralized data office. Instead, official statistics are produced by well over 100 agencies. This makes obtaining official US data difficult, and that’s somewhat of a paradox because in most cases, these data are public and free. Of course, with data coming from so many sources, […]

New data services 2: Wolfram|alpha

5 June, 2009 (16:54) | data publishing, data visualization, web sites | By: jerome

In March this year, ├╝berscientist Stephen Wolfram, of Mathematica fame, revealed the world he was working on something new, something big, something different. The first time I heard of this was through semantic web prophet Nova Spivack, who is not known to get excited by less-than-revolutionary projects. That, plus the fact that the project was […]

New data services 1: Google’s public data

5 June, 2009 (15:31) | data publishing, data visualization, web sites | By: jerome

Google’s public data has been launched somewhat unexpectedly at the end of April 2009. The principle is as follows. When someone enters a search query that could be interpreted as a time series, Google displays a line graph of this time series before other results. Click on it, and you can do some more things […]