July 28, 2021

"More Best Sellers Data Available to Developers via the New York Times API"

If you are a developer or work with developers the following info might be of interest. From the NY Times “Open Blog”: We recently announced the addition of e-book data to our Best Sellers API. In order to support the new data, we had to reduce the scope of the API a little. But we’re […]

Visualization: "Information is Beautiful on the Books Everyone Must Read

Information visualization expert, David McCandless, has posted on The Guardian web site a word cloud (a “consensus cloud” to be precise) showing what he found during his research. How was the list developed? From The Guardian: I scraped the results of over 15 notable book polls, readers surveys and top 100’s. Both popular and high-brow. […]

Roy Tennant on Google's Public Data Explorer

From Tennant’s LJ Blog Post: I was interested to see recently that Google had opened up their data visualization infrastructure. One part of it is a tool that anyone can use to visualize publicly available data — the Public Data Explorer. [Clip] They have a directory of many public datasets, but you can also upload […]

Data Visualization Tool: IssueMap.org From the FCC and FortiusOne

From O’Reilly Radar: Citizens have a new tool to visualize data and map it onto their own communities. Geospatial startup FortiusOne and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) have teamed up to launch IssueMap.org. IssueMap is squarely aimed at addressing one of the biggest challenges that government agencies, municipalities and other public entities have in 2011: converting […]