Data visualisation – an equine problem

The European trade in horsemeat mapped – interactive More than 60,000 tonnes of horsemeat was traded by European countries in 2012. This data, from the Eurostat internal trade database shows exports of Equidae over the year – that is, ‘horse-like’ animals, such as horses, donkeys, mules and asses. Roll over the buttons on the left for details of where each country received its equidae from. Please click on … Continue reading Data visualisation – an equine problem

The rise of megacities

The rise of megacities – interactive By 2025, the developing world, as we understand it now, will be home to 29 megacities. We explore the latest UN estimates and forecasts on the growth of these ‘cities on steroids’, and take a look at the challenges and opportunities megacities present for the tens of millions living in Lagos, Mexico City and Dhaka.  Source: The Guardian Continue reading The rise of megacities

Brockwood Olympics 2010

In June 2010, two years before the London Olympics, there was a different kind of Olympic game  taking place at Brockwood. The classes have finished and Orlando, our sports teacher organised the Brockwood Olympics. At Brockwood Park School, there is no reward or punishment and academic and non-academic learning happens in an environment free of competition.No medals were awarded but everyone including got a free hug and their … Continue reading Brockwood Olympics 2010

Data Visualisation Part II: Sciences

Source: Science Magazine Each year, Science Magazine and the National Science Foundation host the International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge. The 2011 Challenge received over 200 submissions in five categories, which were evaluated based on visual impact, effective communication of a scientific idea, and overall originality. Visualizations with the most votes from the public received the People’s Choice award. The fantastic visualisations can be viewed here. ♦ … Continue reading Data Visualisation Part II: Sciences

Data visualisation Part I

I got interested in data visualisation after I started appreciating the power of Microsoft Excel. I self-taught Excel entirely through the YouTube channel ‘Excelisfun‘. I then enrolled in Daniel Ferry’s ‘Excel Hero Academy‘ and learnt to a certain extent Excel VBA (visual basic for application). I quite liked Stephen Few’s books (Show me the numbers, Now you see it) and is a good starting point … Continue reading Data visualisation Part I