Yearly Archives: 2013

Data: Introduction to Scraping

‘Scraping’ is a word with some fairly negative connotations. It’s more associated with dentists, barrel bottoms, dentists, knees and dentists.

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FoI: Making Requests

As I explained here, there’s a lot you can’t request under the Freedom of Information Act. And thanks to the labyrinthine exemptions, many of which are purposefully obfuscating, there’s also a lot you don’t know whether you can request. Think

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Visualising Data: CartoDB and Map Visualisations

When you think of data visualisations, chances are you either think of giant balls representing quantities, or interactive maps.

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