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Ebola in charts: data journalism and the outbreak

It’s a crisis unparalleled in modern times: the biggest outbreak of Ebola ever recorded. So, what do we know about it? Data journalism is about taking the key data, breaking it down and making it accessible. So a major story like this is where getting the data can help us understand it better. So what data … Continue reading

Taking maps to the edge

We published an interactive map this week showing the world’s response to Typhoon Haiyan earlier this year. Click on a link and it shows combinations of the word “help” (in 22 languages) with terms around the disaster. The lines symbolically represent the flood of response going from each continent around the world to the Philippines. … Continue reading

John Snow, data journalist

First published on the Guardian Datablog How often does a map change the world? In 1854, one produced by Doctor John Snow, altered it forever. In the world of the 1850s, cholera was believed to be spread by miasma in the air, germs were not yet understood and the sudden and serious outbreak of cholera … Continue reading

CartoDB v Google Fusion: how to map every meteorite

Javier at CartoDB has made this rather lovely video showing how CartoDB provides a nice visual interface for the Meteorites data we posted on the site on Friday. It works too – I’ve just reproduced his work in about five mins, although I’m not keen on having to get into SQL, you can do the … Continue reading

Mapping the census: how we did it (in three steps)

The Census is one of those data exercises that brings out the best and worst in day-to-day data journalism. The best is the access to lovely very granular data which can allow you to interrogate an area in detail. The worst is the amount of mucking around you have to do with the data just … Continue reading

Borders and boundaries: 16 Google Fusion border files for you to use

I’ve been building up a collection of border files for us to use in Google Fusion table maps – and these are the key ones. You can download these as KML files or as CSVs. Or merge them with your data. If you have a shp file you what to convert to Google Fusion tables … Continue reading

How to make a map with Google Fusion tables

The workshop below was written by Kathryn Hurley at Google and is a brilliant guide to how to get started with Fusion tables.  Fusion Tables is a modern data management web application making it easy to host, manage, collaborate on, visualize, and publish data tables online. Follow the steps below to upload your own data … Continue reading

Mapping a disaster

This piece was first published on Source The project: Verified Sandy Events Map When a big crisis happens, the first thing to disappear is often a sense of perspective: what’s really going on, where is it happening and how bad is it? Sitting in London, 3,500 miles away from events, it felt like that for … Continue reading

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