Category: data

  • Wikidata at EverythingOpen

    Wikidata at EverythingOpen

    Recently I presented with Alex Lum at the EverythingOpen conference on wikidata. We covered quite a lot in a short time. The conference was great – it was the rebranded Australian Linux conference and it was nice to attend a face-to-face event after all this time.

  • Linked Data talk at VALA 2014

    Linked Data talk at VALA 2014

    Below are the slides from a talk I gave at VALA 2014 on how we went about trialling Linked Data at the Victorian Parliamentary Library. There is also a longer paper that goes along with the talk.   Linked Data: thinking big, starting small from Peter Neish

  • Heatmap of votes by booth

    Heatmap of votes by booth

    Here’s another visualisation of some data from the 2013 Australian Federal Election. I wanted to see how consistent voting patterns were across booths within an electorate. From handing out how to vote cards at my local polling booth I had the feeling that not every booth is the same. Fortunately the Australian Electoral Commission publishes…

  • Visualising Senate Preferences in the Australian 2013 Election

    Visualising Senate Preferences in the Australian 2013 Election

    The Australian Electoral Commission have released the data for preference allocation and makes a good subject for a visualisation. Using a PERL script I was able to group the ticket preferences into groups and then create a matrix in a format suitable for input to a d3js chord diagram. Getting useful data is always a…

  • Using d3js to visualise the Atlas of Living Australia

    I’ve been playing around with d3js,which is an amazing JavaScript library for visualising data. Using the Atlas of Living Australia Web Services I was able to build a simple data explorer that displays a bubble chart of occurrence data for a taxon. At the moment it is fairly basic and is not entirely intuitive (no…

  • LOD-LAM meeting at Melbourne Museum 17 April 2012

    Yesterday I spent a really interesting morning at Museum Victoria attending and presenting at a workshop on Linked Open Data in Libraries, Archives and Musuems (LOD-LAM) organised by Culture Victoria. As usual with these things, there were varying levels of technical and background knowledge on the topic. However, I think the level of the presentations…

  • Harvesting and semantically tagging media releases from political websites using web services

    Here’s the slides from another talk from VALA2012 where I talked about how we’ve been using OpenCalais at the Victorian Parliamentary Library to add tags and semantic data to one of our databases. You can also see the talk here or download a longer paper that goes with the talk. Harvesting and semantically tagging media releases from political…

  • Life and Literature Code Challenge Entry

    Background The idea for this entry came from the amazing Japanese earthquake map written by Paul Nicholls in which the Japanese earthquakes are shown in a timeline on a google map. I thought it would be interesting to do something with the Biodiversity Heritage Library data for the Life and Literature Code Challenge. I figured that…