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DDOT - Multimodal Transportation

District Mobility home page District Mobility is a tool to visualize multimodal transportation system performance within the District of Columbia as part of the District Department of Transportation District Mobility Project. Select a story to find out more.

url: https://districtmobility.org/

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Data for Democracy – Medium

Data for Democracy

A publication on Medium about data science, civic technology, and democracy. Collaborating on data projects to build a stronger society. Email jonathon@datafordemocracy.org for an invitation.

url: https://medium.com/data-for-democracy

type: project, format: blog


JSON-LD - JSON for Linking Data

JSON-LD logo

Data is messy and disconnected. JSON-LD organizes and connects it, creating a better Web.

Linked Data empowers people that publish and use information on the Web. It is a way to create a network of standards-based, machine-readable data across Web sites. It allows an application to start at one piece of Linked Data, and follow embedded links to other pieces of Linked Data that are hosted on different sites across the Web.

url: http://json-ld.org/

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Home - Center for Open Data Enterprise

tags: data, open
Open Data Enterprise logo

The Center for Open Data Enterprise is an independent nonprofit organization that develops smarter open data strategies for governments, businesses, and other nonprofits by focusing on data users.

The Open Data Impact Map is a public database of the uses of open data, providing a deeper understanding of the demand for this global resource.

url: http://opendataenterprise.org/

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Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data

GP4SDD logo There is a fundamental problem at the heart of the efforts to eradicate extreme poverty — a problem of unreliable or non-existent data and the lack of skills and willingness to use it. The Global Partnership on Sustainable Development Data is a response to that crisis. Whether for reasons of convenience, cost, or corruption, important decisions about how money and resources are allocated to services helping the poorest people in the world’s least developed countries

url: http://www.data4sdgs.org/

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What's Your Major? 4 Decades Of College Degrees, In 1 Graph : Planet Money : NPR

Planet Money

In honor of college graduation season, we made a graph. It answers a few questions we had: What is the mix of bachelor's degrees awarded today, and how has the mix changed over the past several decades?

Hover over the graph to see how the popularity of each category changes over time. Click or tap to see a category individually.

url: http://www.npr.org/sections/money/2014/05/09/310114739/whats-your-major-four-decades-of-college-degrees-in-1-graph?ft=1&f=93559255

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Data USA sets a new bar for informing the public through data visualizations - Sunlight Foundation Blog

Visualization of careers of philosophy majors

Data USA is live! The powerful open source data visualization platform was developed at the MIT Media Lab with funding and expertise provided by Deloitte. As The Next Web notes, the tool is a gold mine for data nerds. Nation, know thyself.

url: http://sunlightfoundation.com/blog/2016/04/06/data-usa-sets-a-new-bar-for-informing-the-public-through-data-visualizations/

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Here's how to use data from OpenStreetMap for your infographics • Konrad Lischka


Using OSM Boundaries is simple. Type the name of the city or state or district you are looking for in the search slot above the map. Then OSM Boundaries shows you the correct entry from OSM in the directory tree on the left. Here you select the boundaries you want to export. Important: The tree is hierarchical and you must select all the levels you need. If you select a city and need the boundaries of the underlying urban districts too you have to select...

url: http://www.konradlischka.info/en/2015/05/blog-en/heres-how-you-pull-data-from-openstreetmap-for-your-infographics/

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Open Data Day DC 2016 Registration, Fri, Mar 4, 2016 at 9:00 AM | Eventbrite

tags: DC, day, data, open

Open Data Day DC is a yearly hackathon and training event in Washington, DC on the same day as more than 150 other Open Data Day events throughout the world.

Open Data Day DC 2016 will be on Friday, March 4 (workshops only) and Saturday, March 5 (hacking & workshops). The event is free. No prior experience with open data or programming is needed --- there will be lots of opportunities to learn and participate for everyone.

url: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/open-data-day-dc-2016-registration-20835882686?aff=efbnreg

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What is data science? - O'Reilly Media

Maps are data made into a product.

The web is full of “data-driven apps.” Almost any e-commerce application is a data-driven application. There’s a database behind a web front end, and middleware that talks to a number of other databases and data services (credit card processing companies, banks, and so on). But merely using data isn’t really what we mean by “data science.” A data application acquires its value from the data itself, and creates more data as a result.

url: https://www.oreilly.com/ideas/what-is-data-science

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Causes of Death | FlowingData

Causes of Death

There are many ways to die. Cancer. Infection. Mental. External. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention classifies the ways into 113 causes, which are grouped into 20 categories of disease and external causes. The CDC's Underlying Cause of Death database provides estimates for the number of people who die due to each of the causes.

url: http://flowingdata.com/2016/01/05/causes-of-death/

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A Data Ecosystem for Individuals, Teams and People

A way to store your data centrally, without having to set up your own database

A way to seamlessly share your data with friends and colleagues

An application ecosystem for data processing, including ingestion, curation, integration, discovery, query, analytics, visualization, and machine learning

A suite of tools to process your data

url: http://datahub.csail.mit.edu/www/

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Refiner — DH_Doc 0.1 documentation

tags: structure, clean, data

Refiner takes semi-structured data and example data, and structures it for table creation.

NOTE: Refiner is currently for research purposes only. Structing data works, but automated table creation currently does not work

url: http://datahub.csail.mit.edu/static/docs/html/django-app-refiner.html

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tags: wrangle, clean, data

A free, open source, powerful tool for working with messy data

OpenRefine (formerly Google Refine) is a powerful tool for working with messy data: cleaning it; transforming it from one format into another; and extending it with web services and external data.

url: http://openrefine.org/

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GitHub - project-open-data/csv-to-api: Proof of concept to dynamically generate RESTful APIs from static CSVs

tags: API, csv, data, open

Dynamically generate RESTful APIs from static CSVs. Provides JSON, XML, and HTML.

The simplicity with which CSV files can be created has made them the default data format for bulk data. It is comparatively more difficult to create an API to share the same data atomically and transactionally.

url: https://github.com/project-open-data/csv-to-api

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GitHub - 18F/open-data-maker: make it easy to turn a lot of potentially large csv files into easily accessible open data

tags: API, 18F, csv, data, open
overview of data types, prompt to download data, create a custom data set, or look at API docs

The goal of this project is to make it easy to turn a lot of potentially large csv files into open data via an API and the ability for people to download smaller csv files with a subset of the data.

Preliminary research suggests that open data users (journalists and others) actually know how to work with spreadsheets really well, but a lot of the data sets that we have in government are huge.

url: https://github.com/18F/open-data-maker

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Center for Government Excellence - Johns Hopkins Center for Government Excellence

Learn how open data works

Established in 2015, the Center for Government Excellence (GovEx) at Johns Hopkins University helps local governments build capacity for decision making that is rooted in evidence, transparent accountability, and community engagement. GovEx is part of the University’s 21st Century Cities Initiative, a cross-disciplinary research initiative for urban study and change.

url: http://govex.jhu.edu/

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Chart Suggestions—A Thought-Starter

Examples of various chart types.

url: http://extremepresentation.typepad.com/files/choosing-a-good-chart-09.pdf

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A Periodic Table of Visualization Methods

A Periodic Table of Visualization Methods A brief example of several dozen forms of visualization organized into a periodic table.

url: http://www.visual-literacy.org/periodic_table/periodic_table.html

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The most innovative and damaging hacks of 2015 | Network World

The most innovative and damaging hacks of 2015 The year's most significant attacks highlight how hackers are changing tactics -- and how IT security must evolve in the year ahead

Not a week went by in 2015 without a major data breach, significant attack campaign, or serious vulnerability report. Many of the incidents were the result of disabled security controls, implementation errors, or other basic security mistakes, highlighting how far organizations have to go in nailing down IT security basics.

url: http://www.networkworld.com/article/3018594/security/the-most-innovative-and-damaging-hacks-of-2015.html

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dataloss db logo DataLossDB was founded in 2015 and was the original data breach tracking project. DataLossDB's aim was to provide unbiased, high quality data regarding data loss and in doing so the goal was to accomplish the following...

url: http://datalossdb.org/

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tags: security, breach, data
Office of Inadequate Security logo

This site began life in 2009 as a spinoff from PogoWasRight.org after the number of breaches in 2008 made me realize I needed a separate site just for breaches.

This site receives no funding or financial support and that’s the way I intend to keep it. If you like the site and find it valuable, drop me a note to let me know.

url: http://www.databreaches.net/

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United States Thoroughfare, Landmark, and Postal Address Data Standard — Federal Geographic Data Committee

tags: gov, address, data
fgdc logo The United States Thoroughfare, Landmark, and Postal Address Data Standard has been created to: Provide one standard that meets the diverse address data management requirements for local address administration, postal and package delivery, emergency response (and navigation generally), administrative recordkeeping, and address data aggregation.

url: https://www.fgdc.gov/standards/projects/FGDC-standards-projects/street-address/index_html

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How to Tell Someone’s Age When All You Know Is Her Name | FiveThirtyEight

tags: 538, age, name, statistics, data

Picture Mildred, Agnes, Ethel and Blanche. Perhaps you imagine the Golden Girls or your grandmother’s poker game. These are names for women of age, wisdom and distinction. The median living Mildred in the United States is now 78 years old.

url: http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/how-to-tell-someones-age-when-all-you-know-is-her-name/

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DataVirginia - Datathon 2015

data.virginia.gov logo

The 2015 Datathon Challenge is a multi-tiered competition that will bring together teams of students, state employees, and professionals from across the Commonwealth as they create new applications that improve government. Top projects that use state data will be selected during regional events held throughout Virginia and invited to present in September at a final Commonwealth Datathon event in Richmond.   

url: http://data.virginia.gov/datathon-2015/

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Open Health Inspection

fork logo A website which converts restaurant inspections into a score.

url: http://openhealthinspection.com/#/

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DataKind | Mapping Poverty to Beat It

Mapping Poverty to Beat It

Did you know that three out of every ten kids in our nation’s capitol live in poverty? That’s about 40 percent more than the national average!

Well, visionary HyeSook Chung and her second in command at DC Action for Children, Gwen Rubenstein, know it. They attended our DC DataDive in March 2012 and threw down a challenge: build visualizations of traditional well-being data for kids living in DC that can be used to fight this battle against poverty.

url: http://www.datakind.org/mapping-poverty-to-beat-it/

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Using a spreadsheet to clean up a dataset — Data Wrangling Handbook 0.1 documentation


Cleaning data is an essential step in increasing the quality of data. This Data Wrangling Handbook recipe looks at six common ways that a dataset is ‘dirty’ and walks through time-saving ways you can use a spreadsheet to fix them and ‘clean’ the dataset.

url: http://datapatterns.readthedocs.org/en/latest/recipes/cleaning-data-with-spreadsheets.html

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Natural Earth

tags: data, GIS
Natural Earth logo

Natural Earth is a public domain map dataset available at 1:10m, 1:50m, and 1:110 million scales. Featuring tightly integrated vector and raster data, with Natural Earth you can make a variety of visually pleasing, well-crafted maps with cartography or GIS software.

url: http://www.naturalearthdata.com/

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Disruptive Geo | Exploring the disruptive potential of geography

demographic map My name is Joshua Campbell and I am currently a Geographer and GIS Architect at the Humanitarian Information Unit, a division of the Office of the Geographer and Global Issues at the U.S. Department of State. I am also completing a PhD in Geography from the University of Kansas. The core concept for this blog is explained below, but in short it is simply a place where I can post on projects that may be of interest to the broader community. Twitter @disruptivegeo.

url: http://www.disruptivegeo.com/

type: person, format: blog



Built on D3.js

Raw is an open web app to create custom vector-based visualizations on top of the amazing D3.js library through a simple interface.

url: http://raw.densitydesign.org/

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FlowingData | Data Visualization and Statistics

FlowingData logo FlowingData explores how designers, statisticians, and computer scientists are using data to understand ourselves better - mainly through data visualization. Money spent, reps at the gym, time you waste, and personal information you enter online are all forms of data. How can we understand these data flows? Data visualization lets non-experts make sense of it all.

url: http://flowingdata.com/

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