Friday, March 30, 2012
Data visualization is becoming popular all across the web. The Guardian’s Data Store is starting a new series called Show and Tell that will highlight infographics and data visualizations around the web and has announced a competition to create a visual of the world’s economic recovery. The Carbon Map lets you see the difference between areas of climate change responsibility and vulnerability. OpenStreetMap gets compared with Google Maps and is artistically rendered in watercolor by Stamen. Esri posts a news release on the CCAPS/AidData collaboration to create a mapping tool to provide insight into how climate change is affecting the security of African nations. If you want to join in and create your own data visuals, you can access a list of free DIY tools to get started.
The World Bank updates their strategy and implementation plan on promoting good governance and fighting corruption in the countries it lends to. The Millennium Challenge Corporation sticks to their strict rules on governance by suspending Malawi’s compact, halting compact operations in Mali, and then approving a compact with Zambia. Governance-related issues are explored from a number of angles in reports on South Kivu, Kenya, and Kolwezi.