[OpenSpending] Interesting budget visualisations from around the globe
Alex (Maxious) Sadleir
maxious at gmail.com
Thu Jun 7 12:44:14 BST 2012
I did some basic data transformation in Excel to make it more
OpenSpending-ish and uploaded it to
http://www.openspending.org/australian_federal_budget if anybody wants
to try some API calls against it :)
On Thu, Jun 7, 2012 at 8:33 PM, Lisa Evans <lisa.evans at okfn.org> wrote:
> Hi Lucy, I see Simon and John have added the Australian budget to the show
> and tell here:
> Sadly the comments on twitter and on the post itself don't really give an
> insight into how people understand it.
> My first thought is that the figure for the actual spending in the right
> hand side pannel needs to be bold when the '11-12 Actual' button is
> selected. Similarly the budget figure needs to be bold when the '12-13
> Budget' is selected.
> Then I'm not convinced this diagram is suitable for hierarchical data. The
> inner layer shows the top categories of spending or budgets as essentially a
> pie chart. The outer layers add a more detailed breakdown of these top
> categories, but the collective size of this detail is greater than the area
> represented in the inner layer. Personally I find that a bit confusing. What
> do you think?
> On Tue, 5 Jun 2012, Lucy Chambers wrote:
>> 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,
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