[@OKFNau] making data sharing/story-telling easier
i at ii.net
Wed Oct 9 02:23:26 UTC 2013
For geographic data (places, points, shapes, etc) Google has it's Maps
Engine platform for visualisation & querying.
(disclosure: I work in developer relations for this particular product)
On 8 October 2013 17:28, Markus Buchhorn <markus at intersect.org.au> wrote:
> Hi all
> Reading through some papers, I tripped over a neat tool
> http://www.tableausoftware.com/public/how-it-works that is basically a
> (free) user-friendly drag-and-drop interface to turn accessible datasets
> into web-interactive graphics. This one also provides a hosting backend
> which integrates neatly with your website, which is nice. Very useful for
> journalists and other communicators (see the sample story on that page, and
> sundry examples on parliamentary expense claims in the papers today :-/ ).
> It strikes me there must a fair few of these out there now, as a service or
> a toolkit. Given that the value of the data (being exposed) is often best
> explained in the stories they tell, things that help that are A Good
> Idea(tm). I have an interest in supporting researchers and educators, as
> well as the wider public access to data, so a range of contexts.
> What other tools/services have you seen and liked (or not)? I'd be
> interested to collect a list that has some real-world experiences behind
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