Community Indicators for Your Community

Real, lasting community change is built around knowing where you are, where you want to be, and whether your efforts are making a difference. Indicators are a necessary ingredient for sustainable change. And the process of selecting community indicators -- who chooses, how they choose, what they choose -- is as important as the data you select.

This is an archive of thoughts I had about indicators and the community indicators movement. Some of the thinking is outdated, and many of the links may have broken over time.

Friday, June 22, 2007

Life Expectancy Displayed

Sometimes I run across some interesting visualizations, as people find more and more creative ways to display data to get their message across. This example is from WorldProcessor, which has a series of maps of the world displaying information in different ways. I thought I'd share one with you.

This goes beyond the color-shaded GIS maps to make the actual numbers stand out. It's different, which I think makes it more powerful.

What do you think?


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