Data Visualization A visualization of the "dataset of datasets" available publicly from New York City.

Published on September 4th, 2013 | by Travis Korte

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New York’s Data Ecosystem, Visualized

A dizzying new graph visualization displays the breadth of New York City’s more than 1100 public data offerings. Broken down into categories such as environment, social services and transportation, the visualization also shows which datasets are original releases and which have been derived by users in New York’s thriving open data community. The visualization was created using a “dataset of datasets” provided by Socrata, the open data software company, whose platform houses the city’s open data. The visualization’s creator, Chris Whong, is a Data Solutions Architect at Socrata.

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About the Author

Travis Korte is a research analyst at the Center for Data Innovation specializing in data science applications and open data. He has a background in journalism, computer science and statistics. Prior to joining the Center for Data Innovation, he launched the Science vertical of The Huffington Post and served as its Associate Editor, covering a wide range of science and technology topics. He has worked on data science projects with HuffPost and other organizations. Before this, he graduated with highest honors from the University of California, Berkeley, having studied critical theory and completed coursework in computer science and economics. His research interests are in computational social science and using data to engage with complex social systems. You can follow him on Twitter @traviskorte.



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