Conocimiento Abierto Fundación Blog CKAN is a powerful, open source, open data management platform, used by governments and organizations around the world to make large collections of data accessible, including the UK and US government open data portals. Today we are very happy and excited to announce the final release of CKAN 2.0. This is the most significant piece of CKAN news since the project began, and represents months of hectic work by the team and other contributors since before the release of version 1.8 last October, and of the 2.0 beta in February. Thank you to the many CKAN users for your patience – we think you’ll agree it’s been worth the wait.
Scraping for Journalism: A Guide for Collecting Data Photo by Dan Nguyen/ProPublica Our Dollars for Docs news application lets readers search pharmaceutical company payments to doctors. We’ve written a series of how-to guides explaining how we collected the data. Most of the techniques are within the ability of the moderately experienced programmer. Froide - Freedom Of Information Software Open Source! Froide is free software and actively developed on GitHub. It's licensed under the permissive MIT license. Froide on GitHub » Maintained! Froide 3.0 uses the popular Python Web framework Django and its ecosystem in the most up-to-date version 1.5.
Data VisualizationTutorials KDMC produces a wealth of digital media tutorials to support our training sessions and classes. While the focus of some tutorials is on technology and journalism, most are general enough to be of use to anyone. Spreadsheets Updated March 11, 2012 in Data Visualization
37 tools It's often said that data is the new world currency, and the web is the exchange bureau through which it's traded. As consumers, we're positively swimming in data; it's everywhere from labels on food packaging design to World Health Organisation reports. As a result, for the designer it's becoming increasingly difficult to present data in a way that stands out from the mass of competing data streams. One of the best ways to get your message across is to use a visualization to quickly draw attention to the key messages, and by presenting data visually it's also possible to uncover surprising patterns and observations that wouldn't be apparent from looking at stats alone.
Spatial History Project The Spatial History Project at Stanford University, a part of the Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis (CESTA), is made possible by the generous funding of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (VPUE), DoResearch, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and The Wallenberg Foundation Media Places Initiative. The Spatial History Project at Stanford University is a place for a collaborative community of students, staff, and scholars to engage in creative spatial, textual and visual analysis to further research in the humanities. We are part of the Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis (CESTA) along with Humanities+Design and the Literary Lab on the top floor of Wallenberg Hall.
The ProPublica Nerd Blog We used WebGL to create the 3-D map of FEMA's new flood zones. Earlier this year we published a story and an interactive graphic about the evolving Federal Emergency Management Agency flood maps in New York City in the year after Hurricane Sandy. FEMA had advisory maps in the works when Sandy hit. The agency rushed them out in the days afterward as a first sketch for those looking to rebuild.
feltron Mapping Neighborhoods in Boston, San Francisco and New York. Hand-drawn animation of 43 years of the Sun’s weather. (via kottke) William Stone Branching Drawings (identified by wowgreat) The DM Project The DM project is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a Digital Humanities Implementation Grant for 2013-14 by the National Endowment for the Humanities. This grant will fund our current developmental goals (listed below), help continue our work with our partner projects, and launch the Virtual Mappa project with the British Library. Overview DM is an environment for the study and annotation of images and texts.
Free Online Data Training Data visualization basic training; from spreadsheet to data mapping. kdmcBerkeley is offering four free online training courses in data journalism. You'll learn basic data visualization skills, from spreadsheets to data mapping. Each of the four one-hour long courses builds upon the other; register for all four sessions or choose the session that best meets your needs. Each course is offered twice, once at 10am PST and then again at 1pm PST. Registration is limited to the first 200 participants per session and registration for all four courses is now open. Mike Bostock December 27, 2014Mapping Every Path to the N.F.L. Playoffs December 20, 2014How Each Team Can Make the N.F.L. Playoffs November 5, 2014The Most Detailed Maps You’ll See From the Midterm Elections
Visualización avanzada para las Humanidades: A Thousand Words Purpose Visualization uses computers to find patterns and make connections that normally cannot be seen. This project will develop the software tools, skills, and knowledge base to allow humanities researchers to use visualization - specifically on high-resolution displays powered by supercomputers – to perform novel research. Overview The tools that are currently available for visualization on high-resolution displays are primarily targeted at scientists, and because of that, the tools can be complicated and ill suited to the needs of humanities scholars. To address this issue, we have chosen a programming language called Processing as a platform on which to build visualizations and visualization tools in collaboration with humanities scholars.
Journalism and Media Studies Center at the University of Hong Kong, Spring 2013 For this assignment you will evaluate the performance of OpenCalais, a commercial entity extraction service. You’ll do this by building a text enrichment program, which takes plain text and outputs HTML with links to the detected entities. Then you will take five random articles from your data set, enrich them, and manually count how many entities OpenCalais missed or got wrong. 1. Get an OpenCalais API key, from this page. Opciones de código abierto para la educación by Mark Johnson on 13 January 2013, last updated Introduction This document presents options for open source software for use in the education sector. Some of these may have uses outside of education, but they are presented here in the context of their specific benefits to educational establishments, or their use in the course of teaching and learning. The document is intended to complement the UK Cabinet Office’s Open Source Options document, which is presented as part of its Open Source Procurement Toolkit in recognition that open source software is underused across the public sector. As such, the aims and context of this document are the same as those stated in the original document.