Apps & Ideas
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Mercé run visualizationGo to Application app
Visualizing data in the ""cursa de la Mercè"" 2009 on the map of Barcelona. The municipality of Barcelona gives access to any person to the data of all participants at the following address: http://www.bcn.es/cursamerce/ca/resultats.html The visualization shows the path of all participants (approximately 8500) with accelerated time, doing rollover on any of them shows their name, gender, final position in the race, and travel time. Upon reaching the goal (marked as A) it shows up the Gaussian distribution (typical) based on the number of arrivals per minute.
Developer: Daniel Julià
OurmoneyGo to Application app
Meieraha.eu brings any budget closer to people through data visualisation. State budget is a complicated thing, with long tables and explanations that do little to explain how the taxpayers´ money is spent. Our tool helps people understand key budget issues, showing major income and expenditure articles at a glance, structured by government functions.
Developer: Hille Hinsberg
Popular bicycle routes in LondonGo to Application app
This is a static visualisation of 1.4 million journeys made with the bikes of the Barclays Cycle Hire scheme (aka Boris Bikes) during the period of first 3 months. It shows all routes together, most popular 500 routes, also for each of the 351 docking stations has their own 2 visualisations, for incoming and outcoming routes.
Developer: Demeter Sztanko
Road Safety Collision StatisticsGo to Application app
Road Safety Dashboard identifying locations of road collisions and casualties by time of day, day of week, casualty type, collision and severity with drill down to collision details.
Developer: Mel Mcintyre
Europe’s carbon dioxide emissionsGo to Application app
Our emissions map (http://www.sandbag.org.uk/maps/emissions/) shows how much carbon dioxide is emitted by factories and power stations in Europe, the offset map (http://www.sandbag.org.uk/maps/offset/) shows where companies are buying offset credits from in order to comply with their pollution allowance in the European Emissions Trading Scheme.
Developer: Sandbag Climate Campaign
The public opinion of the EuropeansGo to Application app
My visualisation shows political belief and life satisfaction of 1.1 million European respondents from 1973 to 2010.
The visualisation tells the clear story about the decline of life satisfaction among Europeans. Moreover, the visualisations shows an overweight of politically "right" oriented respondents in Eastern Europe and Candidate Countries.
Developer: Samo Olsen founder of Mapicture ApS
Enki/GaiaGo to Idea idea
This idea is to develop a web application to interactively visualise exponential consumption growth and resource depletion.
After doing 14 years of advertising just because I wanted to draw, I want to make every person fully aware of the fact that there is only a finite amount of many resources on our globe.
Caring about the environmental problems we are facing, I suddenly had this powerful idea ""ALL AND EVERY THING IS ORIGINATED FROM OUR GLOBE’S CRUST, FLORA, FAUNA AND FROM THE SUN!"", when I had done shiny brochures for a mining machinery manufacturer for 18 months, and I realised how difficult it is to bore and mine even the plentiful and relatively easy copper ore.
Mining copper is profitable even when there is only 0.5% of pure copper in the ore to be separated. I also learned how much highly toxic waste gold mines produce  – usually about 95 % of (or 20 times the) the raw ore going to the refinement and separating process. And that mining is just the first step of a long process of manufacturing and transports around the globe to produce different goods.
And we are going to run out of some resources during the lifetime of my generation. So that time span can be surprisingly short – only 10 to 50 years in case of some minerals!
Australia has even already consumed all of the phosphorate rock of Australian and Nauru terrains, and “is completely dependent on phosphorate rock imports for fertilizing soils and growing food.”[2,3] along with Poland and most of Western European Countries. Phosphate is used to make natural crop fertilisers and washing powders.
So my idea is essentially a kind of updated and interactive version 2.0 of the classic and also critisised book “The Limits of Growth” from 1972.
Resources are also often produced in a way that does enormous harm to the environment and produce excess waste when produced and consumed, and which are then carelessly thrown away when the products break down, that were designed to be short lived to make room for next year's models , and are thrown away in big dumps or into developing countries (in case of electronics).
- select the which sources to use
- compare different source data
- compare different modelling methods for smoothing the graph curves and making the estimates for depletion
Submitted by: Peter Hillerström
Data TripGo to Idea idea
The idea is to create a self-planning system from point A to the point B that reuses databases to create new amazing routes
The routes could focuse on "the search of castles on my trip", "refusing to drive with rain", "driving through the smallest cities on my way"...
Who would benefit from it and how?
Anyone who wants to have a new experience in its trip, using a system that provides you the route from point A to point B discovering different unexpected topics.
What data do you think you need in order to build it?
- weather conditions
- urban census
- Census of castles
- Renaissance paintings
- .... any data topic that the user could find interesting to create an unexpected route.
Submitted by: Thinkers Company
PoliticoTu!Go to Idea idea
Politicotu (You politician) is a web platform that allows citizens to follow politicians work and communicate better with them.
It also helps good politicians to make their work visible above the noise of fights among parties and corruption. The platform takes hard-to-read data from the parliament and transform it into a tool to make democracy more transparent and to let people understand how it works.
Because... what politicians do while they are not arguing? Not many people know about it. Mass media only encourages discussions, and political scandals get all the attention. As a result, according to the eurobarometer 2010 around 60% of people distrust their national parliaments/governments and around 40% distrust Europarliament.
What happens with honest politicians who work hard trying to improve their society, where is their prize to keep working? what is their visibility, what is their motivation to improve if most of people will still think that politicians are a plague?
See the video (password: opendata) to find a visual story of my idea to solve this representation problem.
Who would benefit from it and how?
European citizens would have a way to know what exactly is happening on the different parliaments (regional, national, European) and in which way their representatives work. It would also be a way to relate the current issues inside the parliament with people daily problems through common discussions.
On the other side all the hard working politicians would have a way make their work more visible and hopefully it will start to shift people's focus from what they say on TV to what they actually do.
Democracy will strength if we can build the tool and the communication language to let politicians explain us what they do and why. And to let citizens understand and participate on what is happening. Parliaments won't be anymore black boxes where laws are just made.
What data do you think you need in order to build it?
The platform is a combination between open data and brand new content: In order to understand what's going on in the parliaments we need:
- The current issues being discussed.
- What's happening on the different commissions and who is on them.
- Which laws are being written, who are the politicians behind them and what is their schedule and process.
Currently much of this information is already public through the different parliament web pages but is not designed to be used by citizens and it is usually not complete.
If you have any supporting material (video clips, pictures, or other resources), please list details and links below.
This is a video-prototype where I explain firstly how I see the current problem of communication between politicians and citizens. And secondly I include a high-level proposal for different ways of engaging politicians and citizens in a common platform using the open data from the parliaments as the base for the tool.
or Watch on Vimeo with the password: opendata:
The web mockups are in this separate zip-file. They shouldn't be seen as final web-site but as images to understand the idea that I'm submitting.
Submitted by: Sergio from Uncoded.es