Open Knowledge And Data Festival: Data Journalism And Visualization Session

Anahi Ayala Iacucci | Internews | September 20, 2012

Let us be honest: the Data Journalism and Visualization session at the Open Knowledge and Data Festival was aimed at an elite audience. The speakers were amazing and well prepared and the visualization tools were indeed incredible. [...]

Most of the visualizations presented were based on location and mapping tools. While geo-location is indeed a great way to represent data, it is not all about location. Additionally, most of the mapping tools presented were extremely complex, to the point where I could not understand half of the maps that GIS analysts Tiia Palvimo and Aki Kaapro presented...