data exploration in the Cream City

[D]ata work is as much about joining things together as it is selecting and pruning. Like building a data chair — you turn a dataset on the data lathe, and then glue it to the appropriate slot in another dataset.
— David Mimno on data carpentry
Source: mimno.infosci.cornell.edu
climateadaptation:

The entire city of Florence, Italy is the same size as this highway interchange in Atlanta, Georgia. Via

climateadaptation:

The entire city of Florence, Italy is the same size as this highway interchange in Atlanta, Georgia. Via

(via alphatree)

Source: climateadaptation
It’s an absolute myth that you can send an algorithm over raw data and have insights pop up.
— Jeffrey Heer, in NYT article on big data and janitorial work.
Source: The New York Times
Gotta love it when a new bike share program names itself after an oddity in American dialect.
bublr - note the new, alternate spelling.

h/t mapsontheweb

Gotta love it when a new bike share program names itself after an oddity in American dialect.

bublr - note the new, alternate spelling.

h/t mapsontheweb

Source: spark.rstudio.com
Tall ship, big lake.

Tall ship, big lake.

We are strange creatures, sometimes brutal, not always photogenic, often delicate. We’re fascinated by metrics, big pictures and endless horizons of possibility. And we always, always want more.
— Leah Reich (via tofias)
Source: tofias
There were many interesting things about the Milwaukee Sheriff’s race this week, not least of which were the Shorewood voters. This suburb really stands apart.
(Preliminary election night results via Charles Franklin @PollsAndVotes. Greendale results not reported.)

There were many interesting things about the Milwaukee Sheriff’s race this week, not least of which were the Shorewood voters. This suburb really stands apart.

(Preliminary election night results via Charles Franklin @PollsAndVotes. Greendale results not reported.)

Think differently. Look at your city sideways. Explore.
(Created with Mapbox’s new framework for client-side vector maps.)

Think differently. Look at your city sideways. Explore.

(Created with Mapbox’s new framework for client-side vector maps.)

Source: milwaukeestat.com
My latest musing on the intersection of data visualization and post-punk rock at Big Lake Data. My latest musing on the intersection of data visualization and post-punk rock at Big Lake Data.

My latest musing on the intersection of data visualization and post-punk rock at Big Lake Data.

Oh, you mean the BREWERS, the team that should OWN this thing? We rank 12th.
postgraphics:

We analyzed the beer lists at every MLB stadium to find out which teams have the best beer presence. How does your team stack up?
Source: postgraphics
kenkofoto:

Ceramic Avenue.
Source: kenkofoto
A study of urban density and sprawl:
The urban cores of Milwaukee (top left) and Chicago (bottom left) really shine … Detroit (far right) not so much.
earth-as-art:


Gorgeous view of #Chicago and #Detroit around 3am on Wednesday morning. pic.twitter.com/a6kJyn3tTI
— Reid Wiseman (@astro_reid)
August 6, 2014

A study of urban density and sprawl:

The urban cores of Milwaukee (top left) and Chicago (bottom left) really shine … Detroit (far right) not so much.

earth-as-art:

(via alphatree)

Source: earth-as-art
This is Alex Holden, the Milwaukee guy whose discovery of massive Russian identity theft is the lead story at the New York Times.
Given this photo running with the NYT story, it would appear that his firm operates with lean PR and office furniture budgets.
Aug. 8th UPDATE: The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has an interesting story on Holden’s company and background.

This is Alex Holden, the Milwaukee guy whose discovery of massive Russian identity theft is the lead story at the New York Times.

Given this photo running with the NYT story, it would appear that his firm operates with lean PR and office furniture budgets.

Aug. 8th UPDATE: The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has an interesting story on Holden’s company and background.