So Where Is the Data?

I work for a progressive, well-intentioned city, and I have become convinced that analysis and visualization of data can improve my city’s outcomes. But I immediately ran into a problem in the effort. Sure, we’ve been working to learn data analysis skills. We have sophisticated tech tools to analyze and visualize data. Our leadership is supportive.

But we weren’t sure where to find the data. We had a sort of blank page problem, a where-to-start uncertainty. Continue reading