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Digging into the panama papers data

May 29, 2016

If you've been fascinated by the revelations in the Panama Papers leak, you can now delve into some of the data used by the international team of hundreds of journalists who spent a year on the project before going public in early April. [...]

Quicktip-Grab some data off a webpage and put it in a spreadsheet

February 3, 2016

This skill works with just about any spreadsheet program, on the desktop or in the cloud, and with any of the major browsers, Chrome, Edge, Explorer, Firefox, Opera or Safari. One of the simplest data tasks is to take some tabular data from the web and copy it into a spreadsheet program for some [...]

FOI Audit; the curse of the PDF

October 28, 2015

There are more open data sites than ever, at all levels of government. But the 2015 Newspapers Canada FOI Audit has found a huge discrepancy between the language of data openness, and the realities. [...]