600,000 human beings - can you picture them? You’re visualising a large group of people - you can appreciate that it is vast in size. Perhaps you can’t make out the individuals - understand even the simplest things about them, their name, their age or how they relate to each other?
If you’re anything like me you don’t particularly like getting caught out in the rain (unless there are pina coladas involved). Like me you may also yearn to be less reliant on your phone for obtaining information and making decisions.
As part of my day job as Digital Production Editor at the Open Data Institute I think a lot about data and how as a raw material it can be used to tell stories and convey meaning. Below is an example of a data visualisation I commissioned, working with a wonderful London based data visualisation and digital journalism studio called Kiln.