Our new app for Open Data Challenge

Our new app for Open Data Challenge
Here we are again! Last Saturday we submitted our new dataviz application to the Open Data Challenge: Europe’s biggest ever public data competition challenging designers, developers, journalists, researchers and the general public to come up with something useful, valuable or interesting using open public data.

Our entry, the Transparent School application, aims to map higher education institutions in Paris and its region and present in a visual way various statistics about these institutions.

As a bonus feature, we added to the map Foursquare tips and special offers from local businesses around the geolocated institutions.

The application is composed of three parts:

- Map of all higher education institutions in the Paris region, which enables content filtering by type, supervisory ministry or administrative status and displays Foursquare tips and special offers around each of the institutions

- Dashboard which gives a breakdown of institutions by district (graph), by status and by type (pie charts)

- Charts visualizing some statistics from the Real Estate Directory for Higher Education Institutions, including the largest site owner, top 6 site owners etc.

The app was created based on the “Real Estate Directory for Higher Education Institutions” dataset taken from the PARISDATA website and the Foursquare API.

This application can be useful for those who want to know more about the higher education ecosystem in the Paris region.

It also can help students find interesting places to visit around their institutions (Foursquare tips & specials).

Stay in touch and we will keep you informed about contest updates!

Monday, June 6th 2011

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