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WEAVE – a new open source data visualization platform from The Open Indicators Consortium. PREVIEW: Mary Jo Meisner, Vice President for Communications, Community Relations & Public Affairs, The Boston Foundation Rappaport Institute, Harvard University September 24, 2010.

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Weave a new open source data visualization platform from the open indicators consortium

WEAVE – a new open source data visualization platform fromThe Open Indicators Consortium

PREVIEW:

Mary Jo Meisner, Vice President for Communications, Community Relations & Public Affairs,

The Boston Foundation

Rappaport Institute, Harvard University

September 24, 2010


Www bostonindicators org
www.bostonindicators.org

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The open indicators consortium
The Open Indicators Consortium

Weave

open source data visualization

developed by students and faculty at

The University of Massachusetts Lowell’s

Institute for Visualization & Perception Research and

Center for Industrial Competitiveness

in partnership with

Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), Boston Indicators Project

MA Dept of Early Education and Care,

Rhode Island Dept. of Education, Providence Plan,

Arizona, Connecticut, Arizona,

MetroChicago, MetroAtlanta, and Columbus/Central Ohio


Founding members
Founding Members:

Arizona(Innovation and County Indicators, State University of Arizona)

Connecticut(City of New Haven, Multiple State Agencies, UConn)

Rhode Island (Rhode Island Dept. of Education, Providence Plan)

Massachusetts(MA Dept. of Early Education and Care

MetroAtlanta(Neighborhood Nexus – Atlanta Regional Council, Community Foundation, United Way, Emory University)

MetroBoston(Boston Indicators Project at the Boston Foundation, Metropolitan Area Planning Council)

MetroChicago (Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning - CMAP)

MetroColumbus/Central Ohio(Community Research Partners)


Goal a high performance open source data visualization platform to
Goal: A high-performance open source data visualization platform to:

expand access to public data

enable comparisons in nested geographies - micro to macro

promote transparency, accountability

foster greater insight and collaboration with respect to complex patterns and challenges

stimulate open source innovation


Rhode Island;

School Characteristics & Student Performance


Foreclosures by Boston Census Tract

Countries with Gini Ratio above .51

This Map Shows that a Gini Ratio of .51 and above is quite high even among Developing Countries for which there is reliable data.


New england counties gini ratio 2007 2009

New England Counties, Gini Ratio, 2007-2009

Lincoln County Gini ratio: .48

Suffolk County Gini ratio: .51

Fairfield County Gini ratio: .54

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WHAT WERE WE THINKING? Gini ratio >.51 (2007-2009)

Obesity Rates by States,1997


WHAT WERE WE THINKING? Gini ratio >.51 (2007-2009) Obesity Rates by States, 2007


Projected release
Projected release: Gini ratio >.51 (2007-2009)

Version 0.8.7 being beta tested by founding partners;

Soft release of Version 1.0 in late 2010; hard launch in February 2011

free to the nonprofit and public sectors, with licensing required only for commercial use but we do need to support core functions and quality control of innovations

Versions 2.0 and 3.0 in late 2011 and 2012 with additional features and innovations


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