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Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Datawheel to Visualize Open US Data

This looks to be a very good idea.  Automatically generated visualizations.

In Datanami:   New Platform Visualizes Open U.S. Data
by George Leopold

Federal agencies are sitting on tons of data, particularly in areas like healthcare, employment, weather and education. A new initiative called Data USA seeks to unleash this trove via a free and open platform that collects, analyzes and visualizes government data to help policy makers and executives better understand critical issues.

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Media Lab teamed with management consultant Deloitte and data platform builder Datawheel to create the data visualization engine. The partners said Monday (April 4) the platform aggregates and visualizes publicly available date from such government agencies as the departments of Commerce, Education and Labor.

Users can browse and filter U.S. data and create visualizations designed to spot patterns related to local, regional and national topics related to employment, education and health policies. The data filter frames government information by location, industry, occupation and other categories ....  "

See Data USA    http://datausa.io/

http://www.datawheel.us/   Datawheel

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