Using DevExtreme, HTML5 and Javascript to connect reusable data visualizations with updated data

Since 2012 Lanacion.com keeps an open data catalog, with updated datasets. Besides, we report stories with open data published in Google Spreadsheets .

Most of these datasets are manually updated and we use Tableau Public to illustrate most of our stories with interactives as we cannot afford to have developers, we have only one.

Since 2013 our dataviz designer learned D3.js and javascript to develop our own visualizations and we detected many reusable ones that could serve as useful context information for many stories.

He selected DeveXtreme: a crossplatform HTML5 / Javascript tool to create responsive web applications for touch enabled devices and traditional desktops.

Examples 1)  Dollar: official and “blue” prices of dollar conversion to pesos, daily updated

 

Example 2) Central Bank stock of dollar reserves (Reservas del Banco Central) , weekly updated  Seguir leyendo

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Open Data Catalog using Junar Open Data Platform

 

[UPDATED April, 2016] In  March 2012 we launched our “Data Dashboard” or Data Store and we keep updating the  database.

This site hosts the datasets Lanacion.com is opening and is powered by “Junar” an open data platform. We integrated this platform that helps our readers download data, embed datastreams or share them in social media.

The platform has an API so than any user can download all data in a single action.

As a way to ease navigation and serve our users we are offering special catalogs for inflation in Argentina from different sources as this is a very controversial and sensitive information in Argentina.

 

 

We programmed the data flows and procesess to keep this information updated.

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DATA as context integrated in content TAGS

As a way to enrich stories, Lanacion.com adapted it´s CMS to integrate data as context in our content topical tags. Every news application or data platform we develop must be structured with this in mind so data as context can be distributed in topical or persons tags.

To do this, we first normalize names and then cross them with our TAGS database, and those that are in both datasets are automatically augmented by data or direct urls to our news applications.

For example: in a Legislator´s tag: her Statement of Asset, her path in politics, and even her profile can be presented, together with all the reporting.

Example 1) Person´s TAG: this is Elisa Carrio´s TAG – home page in Lanacion.com

 

This is the link to our Statements of Assets news application – Elisa Carrió statements of assets page

 

 

Elisa Carrio´s Political path from another of our news application “Laberinto Político”  Seguir leyendo

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