UK Government Spending Treemap

Inspired by David McCandless’ TED talk (the beauty of data visualization), I decided to try to visualise government spending in a useful way. This is particularly relevant given the current worry over state spending on benefits. Happily the Guardian have collected all the data, otherwise this would probably have been impossible (given the amount of […]

Leeds as a “University to be hub for ‘Big Data’ “

The School of Geography and the Business School at the University of Leeds have recently been awarded ~£5M from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) to work with ‘big’ consumer data. Read more about the project in this Yorkshire Post article: http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/business/business-news/university-to-be-hub-for-big-data-1-6423997