Monthly Archives: June 2012

Crime has a schedule: Time-based visualization of 911 calls

by Patrick Cain We’ve had a monstrous data set (over half a million lines) around for a very long time (since some point last summer) showing the time but not date of a year’s worth of Toronto police dispatch calls … Continue reading

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Interactive vehicle recall data

By Leslie Young I recently put together an interactive feature that lets users explore vehicle recall data and compare recalls on different cars. The full news story is here, with a nice TV report by Global Toronto’s Sean O’Shea. The … Continue reading

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jQuery and the stray firearms list

by Patrick Cain Our list of misclassified handguns and automatic weapons likely to be deleted along with the long gun registry is now at 406. The story lends itself very well to a jQuery data table, an embeddable, searchable, sortable … Continue reading

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Handguns (and a few automatic weapons) in the long gun registry

by Patrick Cain I’ve been poring over a redacted copy of the national firearms registry we obtained under ATI recently. The idea of asking for firearms data broken down by individual weapon and two-character postal code owes quite a lot … Continue reading

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Interactive: Quebec’s long gun registry

by Patrick Cain The fate of Quebec’s long gun registry is at stake this week in a Montreal courtroom, as the province’s lawyers argue that they should be able to use the Quebec data from the doomed federal long gun … Continue reading

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Mapping STIs by postal code

by Patrick Cain Global Toronto ran a story Friday on the resurgence of syphilis and rise of drug-resistant gonorrhea in Toronto. We were able to map four STIs by postal code to go with the story: syphilis, gonorrhea, HIV and … Continue reading

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Toronto’s bees

By Leslie Young Last week, we put together a map of beeyard locations in Toronto. They’re all over downtown and the west end, which is pretty neat – people seem to be really taking up this hobby. You can read … Continue reading

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