MediaMill Gazette 67

Datavores, brexit and its lack of impact on data and historical data visualization.  It’s Media Mill.

Local datavores meet hyperlocal journalism
An interesting piece that looks at the Nesta Datavores project and the predictive analysis stuff in particular. I’m not unite sure where hyperlocal fits in but it’s no less interesting.

WikiLeaks fights The Man by, er, publishing ordinary people’s personal information
in leaking the details of emails sent by Democratic National Committee’s campaign and communications department between Wikileaks are once again challenging ideas of privacy and transparency but maybe not in the way you think.

What does Brexit mean for open data in the UK?
A piece in the Guardian that notes there will be an impact but we’re not quite sure what it will be yet!  Owen Boswarva has a take on the piece that’s worth a look.

Law Column: No Brexit for data protection laws
In a similar vein, Journalism news website Hold The Front Page takes a look at how Brexit will impact on journalists. Again, not much.

EVENT: ODI Leeds Highways hack.
The Leeds node of the ODI is organizing a two day hack, working with the Highways agency and their data. If you’ve got any interest in open data and transport get over to eventbrite and sign up and keep 21st October & 22nd October 2016 free.

Writing a good open data policy
The ODI are canvassing views on putting together a guide for writing a good open data policy with an online doc you can explore.

Newcastle: data roundtable July 2016
Peter Wells outlines the chat at Newcastle City library at a roundtable event talking about “innovative uses of data in the North East”

A nice map style visulistation of what and where wether data comes from and goes from the The Secret Life of a Weather Datum project

Mapping Twitter Followers in R
A nice tutorial to flex your geospatial and social media R mystery.

UK councils refuse to push data into the cloud
“The majority of the UK’s local councils run two or more data centres each, suggesting cloudy adoption is still a long way off for local gov, according to Freedom of Information research.”

The Surprising History of the Infographic
A nice look at the history of the infographic with all the usual suspects.

What Black Independence Looked Like in 1900
…and talking of historic infographics. This is a fascinating look at attempts to visulise life for free African Americans at the turn of the 20th century.

Quickcode is the new name for ScraperWiki
Scraperwiki has been around for a while, offering an online platform for scripts to scrape websites. It became a bit of a fave amongst data journalists. Now it’s become Qucikcode and it looks like it’s aiming at improving organizational data capacity. One of its case studies is the Department for Communities and Local Government and their code clubs.

CARTO makes geographical data visualization and analysis accessible to non-specialists
Talking of well known tools, Data mapping app CartoDB is now Carto with a new drag-and-drop tool Carto Builder.

7 services using open data and innovation that you (probably) already use
A piece by the ODI with some well known names including Spotify.

World Bank launch update open data hub
After six years The World Bank have updated their open data portal