The Open Knowledge Foundation’s Open Data Index attempts to score the degree a country has opened several key datasets. In the United States, this is promulgated through data.gov site. The index measures ten categories—ranging from transportation timetables to releasing legislation—and nine criteria within each, such as whether the data exists through the timeliness.
The visualization resembles DNA sequencing. A simple color schema shows whether a criteria was met and an option to click for more information. The entire index, which consists of 60 countries, has a quality to be quickly scannable.
Other indexes, such as democracy index, is usually displayed as a global chloropleth, which seems to marginalize the smaller geographic areas or reinforce regional grouping. The OKFN visualization provides the same space and opportunity to each country, instead of tying it to its geography.
10 Big Ideas To Defend the Coast From the Next Sandy
Couldn’t be more accurate.
Mapping the neighborhood that became Atlanta’s baseball stadium
From the GSU Library Blog comes a great post titled How a Densely Populated Neighborhood Became Turner Field: A Map Essay. Here’s a quote:This photo essay (in this case more of a map essay) uses a selection of maps from the 1940s to the 1990s to chronicle the redevelopment of almost 50 percent of Summerhill from what was once a densely populated neighborhood – which was seamlessly connected to downtown – to that of a sparsely populated neighborhood, which is now geographically isolated from downtown due to the construction of several highways and an immense parking lot.
The site is up and active!
Please take some time to come by the Woodlawn site to experience competitive hopscotch, yoga, a 1/8 mile jog or just dance the day away in the mambo zone.
Thank you to our designers Meghan Funk and Kevin Pazik and all the volunteers who contributed to this installation! Events and programs will be occurring on site periodically over the year, so keep checking this space out.
This new book looks at resilient cities from a post-Sandy NYC.
We review it here.
Smart cities are what happens in the intersection of urbanism and art exploration through digital media facades and other kind of critical thinking interventions in public space in which citizens engage, build, organise, create and share a common platform— our cities.