Google Fusion Tables is awesome
Google Fusion Tables + census data = wicked awesome. Sarah Morris and I figured out how to take block-level data of the Columbia Public School District and overlay it on a Google map. It’s pretty darn awesome. Check it out: This is a map of the under-18 population. The darker the color, the more people who live in that census block. There were a few hiccups with the process, though. In...
Computer-assisted reporting strikes again →
Missourian reporter Michelle Markelz put this in-depth story together on the tendency for men to be arrested for alcohol violations much more often than women. Like a lot of good stories, this one started with an idea and a records request. I helped Michelle with working in Microsoft Access and crunching the numbers. It was cool to see her develop an appreciation for computer-assisted reporting. ...