tisdag 5 april 2016

New Platform Visualizes Open U.S. Data

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From datanami
Federal agencies are sitting on tons of data, particularly in areas like healthcare, employment, weather and education. A new initiative called Data USA seeks to unleash this trove via a free and open platform that collects, analyzes and visualizes government data to help policy makers and executives better understand critical issues.

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Media Lab teamed with management consultant Deloitte and data platform builder Datawheel to create the data visualization engine. The partners said Monday (April 4) the platform aggregates and visualizes publicly available date from such government agencies as the departments of Commerce, Education and Labor.

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