Creating Meaning with Data Visualizations: Lessons from Visual Data Storytellers

Creating Meaning with Data Visualizations: Lessons from Visual Data Storytellers

At OpenGov Hub, we specialize in all things data, whether that’s creating open data initiatives, curating data for reports on corruption, or empowering citizens with access to information.

Yet, as many people who work within this new paradigm of big data and open data, the deluge of information can sometimes overwhelm the story hidden within that data. Many of our Hub members are turning to data visualizations to highlight elements of the story, so to learn from some experts we recently sat down with data visualizers Ricky de Marchi Trevisan of Esri and Desmond Spruijt of Mapping Worlds to talk about how they handle the influx of data.

A Quick Primer on the Role of the U.S. in Foreign Kleptocracy and Corruption

A Quick Primer on the Role of the U.S. in Foreign Kleptocracy and Corruption

We have a yearly trillion dollar problem, according Global Financial Integrity’s research. It’s not the national debt. Add to that 3.6 million deaths per year, by the One Campaign’s calculations. But not from war or genocide. The problem? Foreign corruption. If you’re thinking, “It happens over there”, that’s where you’re wrong. It’s not just their problem. It’s our problem. But shouldn’t we take care of corruption at home first? The problem is that we are the world’s home for corruption. The corrupt inside our borders use the same system as the corrupt outside our borders.

We Want You to be a Part of Something New

We Want You to be a Part of Something New

Being a collaborative network of almost forty organizations, we understand the importance of working together and highlighting each other's work.

That's why we want to extend that same purpose out into the broader opengov community. With our new guest post series, we aim to build that network and be a place for robust conversation where we all can learn from one another...

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