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Census visualization and a data set round-up

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Earlier this week, Gary Price shared news from the Census Bureau relating to its efforts to increase the use of visualization in making data available to the public. Part of the effort is this beautiful gallery.  The Bureau shares its plan: The first posted visualizations will pertain largely to historical population data, building on prior [...]

Research and an infographic about research

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Infographics are viral. In my own PLN, one of us discovers an infographic relevant to learning or libraries or research and it’s all over the edtech/library world in a matter of minutes.  And many of us are now using infographics as a student assessment. But, like political or commercial messages, infographics are carefully-crafted media messages.  [...]

Mapping America: a NYT and Census Mashup!

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Holy infographics! As someone who remembers messing around with those huge Statistical Abstracts volumes and later the PDFs available by our Census Bureau, I am blown away with the easy data display possibilities presented by the New York Times’ research tool, Mapping America! Students and teachers can now access and manipulate local Census data, based [...]