Monthly Archives: May 2012

Mapping the 2011 census

by Patrick Cain We were busy Tuesday pumping out maps from the latest census release, which covered age and sex – too busy to blog about it until now. The system we use is based on a KML file of … Continue reading

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Freedom of Information and the PDF

By Leslie Young PDFs are a fact of life in data journalism. Most of the time, when you request “an electronic file” or “an electronic document” in your Freedom of Information request, the end result is a PDF. While it’s … Continue reading

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Mapping tuberculosis

A TV/online interactive package aired Monday on the growing number of tuberculosis cases in the GTA, and the strong neighbourhood patterns shown by the patients’ postal codes. In general, this kind of map is straightforward to do from a  province’s … Continue reading

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Mapping stops and searches during the G20

By Leslie Young We put together a quick-hit sort of map on Wednesday afternoon. The Office of the Independent Police Review Director released a report on the conduct of police officers during the G20. In that report was a list … Continue reading

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Mapping (legal) gun ownership in Ontario

As the destruction of the long gun registry looms, federal and Ontario cabinet ministers are in a tug-of-war over the province’s plan to require gun dealers to keep records of who buys firearms. Before legislation to abolish the registry was … Continue reading

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Atlantic Journalism Awards

by Patrick Cain Our Atlantic organ donation story bagged an award at the Atlantic Journalism Awards in Fredericton Saturday. The story itself was based on a map package using the first three characters of the postal codes of registered organ … Continue reading

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