by Mark Wilson
"World governments are chock full of public data. At best, it’s a messy pile of non-synthesized numbers available to the public. At worst, that “public” data is actually not so simple to obtain, and the numbers rot within stagnant databases.
Inspired by the advanced, micro-level visualizations at CERN, Even Westvang works in C++ to visualize public data. “We need to build an argument for why it’s important to release data,” Westvang writes us. “As I think running code and short films often carry an argument better than long-winded paragraphs (like this one) the conclusion is that we need compelling examples of the use of public data....”
Mark Wilson's full post is here: