A 5MIN CASE STUDY OFVISUALIZING (NON-OPEN)   GOVERNMENT DATA    Sébastien Pierre, FFunction inc.      @Open Data Exchange ...
INFOGRAPHIC : SE7EN SUMMITS      © FFUNCTION INC, 2013   WWW.FFCTN.COM
GOOGE DATAVIZ CHALLENGE 2010 (FINALIST)            © FFUNCTION INC, 2013         WWW.FFCTN.COM
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETYS PROJECTS            © FFUNCTION INC, 2013        WWW.FFCTN.COM
2008             2010                2012Expense          Montréal            QuébecVisualizer       Ouvert              O...
2008 Canadian FederalTravel & Hospitality     Expenses    © FFUNCTION INC, 2013   WWW.FFCTN.COM
DEPARTMENT  PERSON/ROLETRAVEL/HOSPITALITY                                     GUIDELINE ($)    EXPENSE ($)             © F...
22Mb SQL file scraped by citizens(available on Github)  © FFUNCTION INC, 2013   WWW.FFCTN.COM
© FFUNCTION INC, 2013   WWW.FFCTN.COM
© FFUNCTION INC, 2013   WWW.FFCTN.COM
© FFUNCTION INC, 2013   WWW.FFCTN.COM
© FFUNCTION INC, 2013   WWW.FFCTN.COM
I just found out the 5 top spendingFederal depts, check it out athttp://ur1.ca/a3spt       © FFUNCTION INC, 2013          ...
© FFUNCTION INC, 2013   WWW.FFCTN.COM
© FFUNCTION INC, 2013   WWW.FFCTN.COM
Cumulative spending     TRENDS ONLY BECOME APPARENTWITH THE PROPER MODE OF REPRESENTATION             Monthly spending    ...
PROBLEMS IN THE DATA QUALITY      BECOME VISIBLE        © FFUNCTION INC, 2013   WWW.FFCTN.COM
THINGS YOU WOULD EXPECTARE NOT NECESSARILY THERE              Spending of ministers for all departments                   ...
... BUT IS THIS DUE TO THE DATA ORDO FEW MINISTERS FILE EXPENSES?                   Spending of ministers for all departme...
SCRAPED DATA                TIME CONSUMINGIS NOT                      NO QUALITY ASSESSMENTOPEN DATA                   FEW...
SCRAPED DATA                Scraped data cannot be                            used for analysis, andIS NOT                ...
CHICKEN & EGG                       Do we have to wait for                       open-data to be                       pub...
THANK           YOU!sebastien@ffctn.com / @ffunction    WWW.FFCTN.COM           © FFUNCTION INC, 2013   WWW.FFCTN.COM
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Visualizing Government Data. Sebastien Pierre, FFunction, ffctn.com

  1. 1. A 5MIN CASE STUDY OFVISUALIZING (NON-OPEN) GOVERNMENT DATA Sébastien Pierre, FFunction inc. @Open Data Exchange 2013 www.ffctn.com © FFUNCTION INC, 2013 WWW.FFCTN.COM
  2. 2. INFOGRAPHIC : SE7EN SUMMITS © FFUNCTION INC, 2013 WWW.FFCTN.COM
  3. 3. GOOGE DATAVIZ CHALLENGE 2010 (FINALIST) © FFUNCTION INC, 2013 WWW.FFCTN.COM
  4. 4. NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETYS PROJECTS © FFUNCTION INC, 2013 WWW.FFCTN.COM
  5. 5. 2008 2010 2012Expense Montréal QuébecVisualizer Ouvert Ouvert © FFUNCTION INC, 2013 WWW.FFCTN.COM
  6. 6. 2008 Canadian FederalTravel & Hospitality Expenses © FFUNCTION INC, 2013 WWW.FFCTN.COM
  7. 7. DEPARTMENT PERSON/ROLETRAVEL/HOSPITALITY GUIDELINE ($) EXPENSE ($) © FFUNCTION INC, 2013 WWW.FFCTN.COM
  8. 8. 22Mb SQL file scraped by citizens(available on Github) © FFUNCTION INC, 2013 WWW.FFCTN.COM
  9. 9. © FFUNCTION INC, 2013 WWW.FFCTN.COM
  10. 10. © FFUNCTION INC, 2013 WWW.FFCTN.COM
  11. 11. © FFUNCTION INC, 2013 WWW.FFCTN.COM
  12. 12. © FFUNCTION INC, 2013 WWW.FFCTN.COM
  13. 13. I just found out the 5 top spendingFederal depts, check it out athttp://ur1.ca/a3spt © FFUNCTION INC, 2013 WWW.FFCTN.COM
  14. 14. © FFUNCTION INC, 2013 WWW.FFCTN.COM
  15. 15. © FFUNCTION INC, 2013 WWW.FFCTN.COM
  16. 16. Cumulative spending TRENDS ONLY BECOME APPARENTWITH THE PROPER MODE OF REPRESENTATION Monthly spending © FFUNCTION INC, 2013 WWW.FFCTN.COM
  17. 17. PROBLEMS IN THE DATA QUALITY BECOME VISIBLE © FFUNCTION INC, 2013 WWW.FFCTN.COM
  18. 18. THINGS YOU WOULD EXPECTARE NOT NECESSARILY THERE Spending of ministers for all departments © FFUNCTION INC, 2013 WWW.FFCTN.COM
  19. 19. ... BUT IS THIS DUE TO THE DATA ORDO FEW MINISTERS FILE EXPENSES? Spending of ministers for all departments © FFUNCTION INC, 2013 WWW.FFCTN.COM
  20. 20. SCRAPED DATA TIME CONSUMINGIS NOT NO QUALITY ASSESSMENTOPEN DATA FEW/NO UPDATES © FFUNCTION INC, 2013 WWW.FFCTN.COM
  21. 21. SCRAPED DATA Scraped data cannot be used for analysis, andIS NOT the development effort can be wasted if theOPEN DATA data is not published later. © FFUNCTION INC, 2013 WWW.FFCTN.COM
  22. 22. CHICKEN & EGG Do we have to wait for open-data to be published, or do we go? ahead with scraped data? CONTINUITY If so, will the government commit to opening up the data if an application is built by citizens on their own free time? © FFUNCTION INC, 2013 WWW.FFCTN.COM
  23. 23. THANK YOU!sebastien@ffctn.com / @ffunction WWW.FFCTN.COM © FFUNCTION INC, 2013 WWW.FFCTN.COM

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