Robert Kosara, on EagerEyes, announces that "Data is being set free: the United Nations have started a new website called UN Data to share the data collected by a number of UN agencies."
He analyzes the interface, then adds:
I immediately thought, "this would be perfect in combination with Trendalyzer!" - and sure enough, this was not done by the UN alone, but together with gapminder. I'm sure they will be incorporating this as a data source soon, which should be interesting.
The Information Aesthetics blog also praises the new site.
Go to data.un.org and try it for yourself. I typed in "infant mortality" (because of this project we're working on) and found the ability to customize a chart with the countries and years I wanted quite simple to use.
Check it out, and tell me what you think.
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