Visualisation of road collisions: Crashmap

The CrashMap website visualises data on crashes that occured on reads in the UK. Data is available from 1999 until today. A user can view more details about “collision locations, dates, times, and the number of casualties and vehicles associated.” This is the free version. The paid version of the service provides more details.

Source: https://www.crashmap.co.uk/Home/How_It_Works

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ODI: The Data Spectrum

Some of us worry about personal health records being “made open”. Some confuse commercial and personal data, or mix up “big data” with “open data”.

To unpack data’s challenges and its benefits, we need to be precise about what these things mean. They should be clear and familiar to everyone, so we can all have informed conversations about how we use them, how they affect us and how we plan for the future.

And it doesn’t have to be complicated. It can be simple. In one image.

Whether big, medium or small, whether state, commercial or personal, the important thing about data is how it is licensed.

Data exists on a spectrum

The spectrum ranges from closed to shared to open.

Source: https://theodi.org/about-the-odi/the-data-spectrum/