[OpenSpending] Interesting budget visualisations from around the globe
budgitng at gmail.com
Tue Jun 12 16:22:04 BST 2012
With love from Africa try this two applications for budget visualization.
*Twaweza - Kenya Budget Visualization *
*BudgIT Nigeria - Budget Cut Simulation App *
On Mon, Jun 11, 2012 at 10:48 AM, Lucy Chambers <lucy.chambers at okfn.org>wrote:
> Hi Lisa,
> > 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.
> > 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
> > represented in the inner layer. Personally I find that a bit confusing.
> > do you think?
> The age old problem of area versus lengths and yes, I agree that the
> slivers would make more sense if there was a drill down and they got
> progressively smaller. I think a key for the colours could also be
> helpful as otherwise it is very difficult to work out what is meant by
> > Lisa
> > 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:
> >> http://t.preus.se/bernbudget2012/
> >> The second is 'Where are my Taxes Going?' from Australia. Notice the
> >> comparison planned/actual, quite elegant.
> >> http://theopenbudget.org/
> >> 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
> Lucy Chambers
> Community Coordinator,
> OpenSpending & Data Journalism
> Open Knowledge Foundation
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