Data.gov.uk is the Cabinet Office's project to open up government data and make it available for reuse. At Ito we take a great interest in all things open (maps, data, you name it), so when we were invited to take part in the data.gov.uk Developer Camp we leapt at the chance.
These events usually bring together some of the best minds in the UK, and over just a couple of days we saw a lot of exciting work going on from some very talented people. Our intructions were simple:
DfT on the Ideas In Transit research project, it made sense to work on the traffic count data that had been made available as part of data.gov.uk.
It can be hard to make meaningful information from huge amounts of data, a graph and a table doesn't always communicate all it should do. We have been working hard on technology to visualise big datasets into compelling stories that humans can understand. We were really pleased with what we came up with in just one and a half days, see for yourself:
And if you fancy, see me present this in best Geography teacher style:
And finally, we have all the visuals up as images on Flickr:
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