Why have you created these visualisations?
The visualisations have been created as part of the series of advocacy materials for the PASTEUR4OA Project. PASTEUR4OA will help develop and/or reinforce open access strategies and policies at the national level and facilitate their coordination among all Member States. Materials that explain about Open Access policies in a clear way are very helpful for use in discussions with policy makers.
What data do the visualisations use?
The visualisations are primarily built on data from Registry of Open Access Repository Mandates and Policies (ROARMAP). A full list of data sets used and their location will be provided.
Do the visualisations use live data?
Most of the visualisations use data dumps taken on 11th May 2016. This does mean that they may not be completely up to date. Working with live data is a lot more difficult and was beyond the scope of this work but there is one live data visualisation currently available. We hope that pointing out the tools and sharing the visualisations will inspire developers to create more services that use open data about Open Access.
Can I use the visualisations and infographics?
Yes please do! The visualisations can be embedded in websites and the infographics can be used in documents and presentations. All items are licensed under a Creative Commons CC-BY licence 4.0.
What tools did you use to create the visualisations?
We experimented with a number of tools including:
- Tableau Public: http://public.tableau.com/s/
- Open Refine: http://openrefine.org/
- Python Pandas: http://pandas.pydata.org/
- Many Eyes: http://www-01.ibm.com/software/analytics/many-eyes/
- CartoDB: https://cartodb.com/
- Raw: http://raw.densitydesign.org/
- Datawrapper: https://datawrapper.de/
- Infogram: https://infogr.am
- Easel.ly: http://www.easel.ly/
- Piktochart: http://piktochart.com/
I want to create some data visualisations but don't know how to get started?
There are lots of places that teach data literacy skills but we recommend you start with School of Data. School of Data works to empower civil society organizations, journalists and citizens with the skills they need to use data effectively. It offers a great set of free courses, training videos and tools for use by anyone.
You might also want to check out this blog post and slideset on the process we went through to create the PASTEUR4OA visualisations.
I want to take a look at how you built this website
Go ahead! Everything is available on Github - https://github.com/okfn/PASTEUR4OA-dataviz/.