[OpenSpending] Interesting budget visualisations from around the globe
matthias.stuermer at opendata.ch
Wed Jun 6 17:25:45 BST 2012
Sorry for not communicating earlier. Thomas Preusse (http://t.preus.se/)
is the author of the first Swiss Open Budget App showing the budget of
the city of Bern (http://t.preus.se/bernbudget2012/). I've organized the
data from the city council. Thomas' work was portrayed this week in the
news paper (German):
All the project information is listed here:
As a side note: We're doing a workshop (in German) on June 28th at the
Opendata.ch conference regarding open budget and procurement:
Thomas will be working to improve the Swiss app and adapt it to our
national requirements in politics (flow of money from one entity to
others, fixed vs. politically variable budget items, different years
etc.). If things go well our city government will officially use the app
in Fall for the budget discussion in parliament.
One thing we're interested in is putting the data into a format used by
other open budget apps. Can you provide us some hints and links?
If you or anyone else has questions or comments regarding our Swiss app
please let us know.
Am 06.06.2012 15:49, schrieb Lucy Chambers:
> Hi Ivan,
> Great to hear from you!
> On Tue, Jun 5, 2012 at 1:29 PM, Ivan Begtin <ibegtin at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi Lucy!
>> It's really great and I like it very much. Is this visualization open
> Not sure which one you are referring to, but we have spoken to the
> Australian guys about possibly using the visualisation in future
> versions of OS so I think they are quite open to sharing. Obviously,
> I'd also love to experiment with different views of Russian data in
> OpenSpending, so if you have some, would love to see it!
> If you're interested in the Swiss one, I'm not exactly sure who is
> behind it, but the source code appears to be available on the website.
> Any further questions, asking on the Swiss mailing list will probably
> find you the people you need
>> We have some data to try.
>> Take a look at russian visulalization of budget. This one was made by Moscow
>> city administration - http://budget.mos.ru/project_main - not so bad but not
>> and this one by federal government (http://info.minfin.ru/fbrash.php) - not
>> so good as visulalization, but still better than nothing.
> Thanks for these, you've probably seen I tweeted them yesterday - I'm
> wondering whether we should find a place for these all to live as it
> would be great to keep a record of them - a wiki perhaps? Would it be
> helpful to have a list (I have many!) ?
>> Best Regards,
>> Ivan Begtin
>> Director of NGO "Informational Culture"
>> 2012/6/5 Lucy Chambers <lucy.chambers at okfn.org>
>>> Dear all,
>>> Over the weekend, we've been sent some very interesting budget
>>> visualisations to have a look at - I thought a couple of them may be
>>> of interest to the list. Both display hierarchical information clearly
>>> without the need to drill down.
>>> The first is the product of the OpenData.Ch Camp:
>>> The second is 'Where are my Taxes Going?' from Australia. Notice the
>>> comparison planned/actual, quite elegant.
>>> We're still hunting examples of people who are building great
>>> visualisations and for your thoughts on how effective they are at
>>> conveying information! Let us know any thoughts,
>>> Lucy Chambers
>>> Community Coordinator,
>>> OpenSpending & Data Journalism
>>> Open Knowledge Foundation
>>> Skype: lucyfediachambers
>>> Twitter: @lucyfedia
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