Here in America, all anyone's talking about lately is the upcoming presidential election. So here at Tableau Public, we've decided politics is the perfect theme for the month of June.
We've already seen a bunch of great vizzes on politics—and not just out of the United States, either. Here are a few outstanding examples:
Out of England, this viz by the UK's Electoral Commission, looks at spending patterns by different UK political parties.
From Australia's Sydney Morning Herald, this viz looks at Gonski funding in the Australian Parliament.
In our third example out of the US, Decisive Data's Jacob Olsufka takes a graphical look at the history of the presidential election.
Our final example from Brazil visualizes that country's 2014 presidential election.
This month, we'll shine the spotlight on the great vizzes exploring the world of politics. Here are some of the activities we have planned.
- We have some great guest posts lined up to show different ways of visualizing the many different forms of political data
- We've added new political data sets to our list of sample data sets on the resources page
- We'll host two live webinars to share how to map electoral districts in the UK and Australia. Sign up by clicking on the different countries
- We'll select as many political vizzes as possible for VOTD
- We'll soon announce the second Iron Viz feeder contest
How You Can Get Involved
- Sign up for either (or both!) of our electoral mapping webinars
- Use our new political data sets to create a politics viz and tweet it to us @tableaupublic
- Make some noise on Twitter using the hashtag #PoliticsDataMonth
- Submit your political vizzes for VOTD and VOTW by emailing them to firstname.lastname@example.org