"data tools" entries

Open source tools look to make mapping easier

The barrier to entry for mapping is getting lower thanks to new platforms.

Development Seed is creating open source tools with the intent of making mapping easier for organizations and activists. The Node.js framework is playing a big role in that process.

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Data hand tools

Data hand tools

A data task illustrates the importance of simple and flexible tools.

While we have an extraordinary wealth of power data tools at our disposal, we'll be the
poorer if we forget the basics. Here's an example of how simple data tools can be put to use.

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Google Public Data Explorer goes public

Google Public Data Explorer goes public

A new tool from Google makes it easier for anyone to visualize data.

Making data visualizations just got a bit easier as Google has added Public Data Explorer to its suite of free data tools.

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"Copy, paste, map"

"Copy, paste, map"

The FCC and FortiusOne launch IssueMap.org, a citizen-generated mapping tool.

IssueMap.org, a new project from the FCC and FortiusOne, aims to convert open data into knowledge and insight.

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“Copy, paste, map”

“Copy, paste, map”

The FCC and FortiusOne launch IssueMap.org, a citizen-generated mapping tool.

IssueMap.org, a new project from the FCC and FortiusOne, aims to convert open data into knowledge and insight.

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4 free data tools for journalists (and snoops)

A look at free services that reveal traffic data, server details and popularity.

You no longer have to be a technical specialist to find exciting and surprising data. In this excerpt from Pete Warden's ebook, "Where are the bodies buried on the web? Big data for journalists," Pete looks at four services that reveal underlying information about web pages and domains.

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