Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The story so far...

Three Tableau contests, and over 1000 page views later I thought I would take a moment to review my latest contest entry and put together a data viz using the page view data for my blog.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Historical Renewable Energy Consumption: Public Data Viz Contest Submission

Tableau is having another data viz contest with a focus on government or public data.  I had some success in working with data from the U.S. Energy Information Agency before, so I thought I would use one of their data sets again.  I have had my eye on the renewable energy consumption data for awhile and this contest was the motivation to get off my duff and design a data viz with it.  

So here is my official submission for the Tableau contest.  Take a look, let me know what you think, and wish me luck!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Birds do it...Bees do it...

A few weeks back I put together a chart using data available from the USA National Phenology Network about the Tiger Salamanders that were observed in Battleboro, NC.  This data set is perfect for someone like me looking for data to use in Tableau.  It has a nice variety of data types:  categories, dates of observation, latitude/longitude.  Makes it fun to play with.  For instance, here is a data viz featuring birds and bees that were observed while engaged in reproductive activities.

Let me know what you think.