Socrata: Analyze all the datasets
May 25th, 2015 by Tom Johnson

Socrata is a growing outfit that manages DBs for cities and non-profits.  This guy did a nice how-to page of his work with Socrata, and we thank him.!/socrata-summary/

Rules of Database App Aging
Jan 20th, 2009 by analyticjournalism

Peter Harkins, at his blog Push CX, suggests “Three rules for data base creation and management“:

  1. All Fields Become Optional

  2. All Relationships Become Many-to-Many

  3. Chatter Always Expands

Measuring the quality of life in your town
Jun 7th, 2006 by JTJ

Hats off to Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA).” 

From the Kansas City Star.
Our tax dollars at work: Who's doing the best job?
We find hidden facts, and some surprises, on who’s giving you the most for your money.

Think about how carefully your town spends your money. Maybe you
haven’t a clue. Maybe you harbor hunches. Definitely, you should know.

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