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What (data)What (data)
journalistsjournalists wantwant
Maarten Lambrechts Mediafin Open Belgium 2016
Preaching to thePreaching to the
choir, but...choir, but...
EurostatEurostat
We don't wantWe don't want
your fonts, colors,your fonts, colors,
background andbackground and
logologo
to trace yourto trace your
graphicsgraphics
to copy your datato copy your data
manuallymanually
We wantWe want
the rawthe raw
numbersnumbers
the numbersthe numbers
behindbehind
aggregationaggregation
your geofilesyour geofiles
Geluidshinder Zaventem druktGeluidshinder Zaventem drukt
woningprijzen tot 35 %woningprijzen tot 35 %
AccompanyAccompany
press releasepress release
withwith
a spreadsheeta spreadsheet
with all the datawith all the data
a deep link toa deep link to
your data portalyour data portal
*updated* portal*updated* portal
EurostatEurostat
MakeMake
graphics of thegraphics of the
highlightshighlights
but do it rightbut do it right
EurostatEurostat
aggregationsaggregations
but give all thebut give all the
datadata
ProvideProvide
metadatametadata
How was data collected?How was data collected?
Comparable/previous datasets?Comparable/previous datasets?
Differences with related datasets?Differences with related datasets?
For estimates: confidence!For estimates: confidence!
What can and can't be done with the data?What can and can't be done with the data?
What can and can't be concluded fromWhat can and can't be concluded from
data?data?
Matrix of commutesMatrix of commutes
Interactive: commuters to and from yourInteractive: commuters to and from your
municipalitymunicipality
Provide practicalProvide practical
detailsdetails
Contact detailsContact details of a personof a personof a personof a person
Right attribution, including linkRight attribution, including link
Next release?Next release?
Lots of data?Lots of data?
provide anprovide an
interfaceinterface
time-use.betime-use.be
give data in advancegive data in advance
& use embargo& use embargo
What couldWhat could
have beenhave been
Take awaysTake aways
Give all the dataGive all the data
Not in a pdfNot in a pdf
Readable andReadable and
complete metadatacomplete metadata
ThanksThanks
Maarten Lambrechts
|tijd.be lecho.be
@tijdgraphics
www.maartenlambrechts.be
@maartenzam

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