Book Review: Making Data Visual, by Danyel Fisher and Miriah Meyer

Making Data Visual – A Practical Guide to Using Visualization for Insight, by Danyel Fisher and Miriah Meyer is a slim volume that fills an important niche in the data visualization literature. It is not your typical data visualization book that provides tips on creating charts, the use of color, or the importance of annotation.[…]

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Microgrants for Community Based Responses to COVID-19

The Center for Civic Innovation, a project of Smart Cville, is offering microgrants to any community member leveraging data or technology to support our community in response to the COVID-19 crisis.  From idea stage to active/ongoing projects, we have a small fund to support you.  Each microgrant is worth up to $200 and grant applications[…]

What’s in a Map? Articles and Resources Related to Coronavirus Mapping (COVID-19)

Reliable Maps for Coronavirus A trusted compilation of Coronovirus dashboards (Esri) (A collection of trusted maps) Johns Hopkins University & Medicine Coronavirus Resource Center (An interactive dashboard. This is the most popular Coronavirus map.) Coronavirus Map: Tracking the Spread of the Outbreak (Static maps that are updated regularly) Articles Related to Coronavirus Mapping Mapping Coronavirus,[…]

Cville Releases Master Address Point Dataset

Master Address Points This past October, the City of Charlottesville released the Master Address Points dataset. This may be the most significant dataset released to the public since the start of the Charlottesville Open Data Portal and will be an invaluable resource to any users of city data. The importance of address information cannot be[…]