Open Data Viz Starter

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This coming Wednesday 25 May 2016 the Brisbane Tableau User Group have an Open Data competition vizfest (lets just get people building viz’s).

Here are some resources and examples to make creating an Open Data Viz super easy!

Some suggestions:

  • It all starts with the data,
    • If you want to include maps tableau recognises postcodes and LGA’s “out of the box” (for LGA use Geographic Role = County)
    • Look for deep narrow data – instead of lots of columns look for lots of rows
  • You can connect to the sources below and publish to Tableau Public using the freely available Tableau Public client or Tableau Desktop
  • I have put a very simple quick video below

Here are some great Open Data sources about Queensland:

Non State Schools Accreditation Board

Education Statistics and Information – Enrolments

Department of Housing and Public Works

Qld Health – Preventative Health Survey Results

State Library of Queensland Open Data Portal

Department of Natural Resources and Mines Data

plus several other great links below

http://qldspatial.information.qld.gov.au/catalogue/custom/index.page

https://data.brisbane.qld.gov.au/

http://au.okfn.org/2014/03/11/open-data-in-queensland-lots-of-planning-and-705-state-datasets-available/

https://translink.com.au/about-translink/open-data

http://www.racingqueensland.com.au/Industry-Services/Open-data

https://www.business.qld.gov.au/business/support-tools-grants/services/mapping-data-imagery/data

https://www.communities.qld.gov.au/gateway/communities-open-datasets

https://www.ecq.qld.gov.au/about-us/corporate-documents/open-data

http://www.bpeq.qld.gov.au/BPEQ/Resources/Open_Data_2/BPEQ/Navigation/Resources_-_Open_Data.aspx?hkey=59eb26ae-2c7f-42b9-844f-8b154fddb582

Remember to publish the viz and get the url link to place in the meetup notice board.

https://youtu.be/_hTsJ_7an7M

 

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