Extracting street information from OpenStreetMap with Python

We spend a lot of time working with maps as part of data projects we’re working on, which is why I was excited to discover a new map tool yesterday. OSMnx is a fantastic new Python package that makes it really easy to extract boundary shapes and street data from OpenStreetMap. OSMnx is being developed by […]

Global temperatures: 1880 – 2016

2016 was the warmest year on record according to data released by the United States’ National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The data compares the average global temperature for each year, from 1880 to 2016, with the average global temperature for the whole of the 20th century (represented as 0 on the vertical axis in the […]

D3 Interactive: Seat allocations post-local government elections 2016

A couple of days ago Laura did a great review of the balance of power in the major South African metropolitan councils following the 2016 local government elections. Inspired by her visualisation I decided to try a slightly different approach to the data using D3.js. This is the result:  

Which SA politicians and parties are big on Twitter?

Datablog has started to keep track of what the political parties and politicians are up to on Twitter ahead of the local government elections. When it comes to tweeting, the Democratic Alliance is soaring over the other political parties. With a week to go before the local government elections, its @our_DA account had released into the Twitterverse 69 700 posts – an average of 26 Tweets per day – twice as many as @myANC (32 900) – 12 a day – and three times as many as @EFFSouthAfrica (22 400) – 16 a day.