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    Fusion Tables and KML files: a primer

    Posted By Alastair Otter

    This is a simple guide to creating an interactive map using Google’s Fusion Tables. I’m doing this guide because it took me absolute ages to get my head around this and once I did I realised how unbelievably simple the process is. So it’s time

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    Data journ: Sifting through a website to find files of a specific format

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    Data journ: Sifting through a website to find files of a specific format

    Posted By Alastair Otter

    Sometimes the hardest, or at least most time-consuming, part of data journalism is getting your hands on the data. This is particularly the case when you’re dealing with organisations and government departments that are not overly keen to have their data scrutinised. Take, for example, the

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    Making data science fun

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    Making data science fun

    Posted By Alastair Otter

    I’m a geek at heart. I may work in the world of media but I suspect I’m more of a geek than I ever realised. This occurred to me recently while watching an episode of Triangulation, a fantastic podcast run by Leo Laporte. In this

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    Interactive news graphic puts readers in the picture

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    Interactive news graphic puts readers in the picture

    Posted By Alastair Otter

    There is only one story right now and that is the death of Osama bin Laden. So how to stand out from the crowd?
    The New York Times has a new take on reader feedback in the opinion poll it published today. The mood-meter (for lack

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