Mind the map gap
Central Africa’s dearth of data, the continued ethics conversation, correlations, alternatives to open data portals, and data viz empathy.
Let’s Move Beyond Open Data Portals
Open data portals have been integral to making government more transparent. So why is a man who spent much of his career opening data now arguing that we should abandon open data portals altogether? - Abhi Nemani
Why is Central Africa missing from so many maps?
The answer to this question signals a problem much larger than incomplete cartography: inaccurate and missing data might be what’s holding us back from solving some of Central Africa’s most urgent problems. - Quartz
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The Ethical Data Scientist
Even though the ethics of data science have been bubbling up in conversation lately, we don’t talk about them nearly as much as we should. Why is that? And how can we go about fixing it? - Slate
- Related: Hybrid Intelligence: AI Design for Humans (Cloudera)
A menagerie of messed up data analyses and how to avoid them
Don’t let mistakes botch your analyses. This post outlines six examples and offers advice for taking proactive measures against them. - Simply Statistics
Dataset of the week
Zika Data Guide
It’s surprisingly hard to find data on the Zika virus outbreak. That’s why Buzzfeed’s Jeremy Singer-Vine put together a collection of links to of Zika datasets for people to contribute to and use for reference.
People are talking about: data viz empathy
- Episode #31: Rees & Mushon on DataViz Empathy (PolicyViz)
- And What Do I Do Now? Using Data Visualization for Social Change (The Center for Artistic Activism)
- Connecting with the Dots (Source)
- DataViz—The UnEmpathetic Art (Responsible Data Forum)
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