Making Public Data Public

Posted to Data Sources  |  Nathan Yau

As Jon Udell has mentioned, there’s a ton of data online, but it’s not often we can find it, often hidden in the deep, dark basement of some website. He has proposed that people book mark public datasets on under the tag “publicdata”. I think this is a great idea. In turn, you can subscribe to the feed with the url

I’ve been doing this already for a while, but I had been just tagging with “data”. So I’m going to join in on the party and start tagging with publicdata, and I hope others will too. Until sites like Many Eyes and Swivel get more wind beneath their wings, I think it’s necessary.


Jobs Charted by State and Salary

Jobs and pay can vary a lot depending on where you live, based on 2013 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Here’s an interactive to look.

How We Spend Our Money, a Breakdown

We know spending changes when you have more money. Here’s by how much.

10 Best Data Visualization Projects of 2017

It was a rough year, which brought about a lot of good work. Here are my favorite data visualization projects of the year.

Famous Movie Quotes as Charts

In celebration of their 100-year anniversary, the American Film Institute …