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Open Source Datasets

Open Source Datasets

Have you ever needed data for a work or academic project? If so, are there any good sites on the internet where you can easily access data? I have had to complete several projects at work where I had to build reports in various BI tool (Qlik and PowerBI). I needed to...

On witchcraft, Trump and evidentiary standards

On witchcraft, Trump and evidentiary standards

In the spring of 1692, the Massachusetts Bay Colony fell victim to a wave of murderous public hysteria that claimed the lives of twenty-five people. It wasn’t until after the Salem Village doctor had already diagnosed the ‘bewitchment’ of two young girls who had been...

Open Data Maturity Model – a cool new tool

Open Data Maturity Model – a cool new tool

My love of the Open Data Institute (ODI) expanded recently when I learned they have released a new Open Data Maturity Model tool - thanks Paul Stone. I have written before about the importance of the Open Data Institute in What do President Obama, the inventor of the...

Easier access to Mapping Data

Easier access to Mapping Data

My recent challenges have been getting spatial data in an open format. Statistics NZ was my source for information but on their official website the data I wanted was only available in ESRI and MapInfo formats. Open data in propriety formats seems counter intuitive....

Using Stats NZ Maps in Qlik

Using Stats NZ Maps in Qlik

As I mentioned in my last post we have loaded the KML into Qlik Sense but it's not that useful as the Name field is missing and being populated with an automatically generated value p<rownumber>. If you open the KML file in a text editor you will see that for...