Charting Local Olympic Data
By John Keefe
The WNYC Data News team isn’t just about maps. We dig into all kinds of structured data — and the 2012 Olympics will generate a bunch of it.
There are some great efforts afoot to follow the Games, with the New York Times doing amazing work as always.
Our slice of that effort is the Team NYC Olympian Tracker, which we made to help our audience follow who’s competing today, who’s in contention for a medal and who’s won medals.
The entire application is fed by a Google Spreadsheet, which is linked to the chart by a cool data tookit called Miso, from The Guardian and Bocoup. Since we’re inthe process of interviewing for designers, we went with a clean and quick design using Bootstrap.
It was a fun project and, just like a map, built to make interesting data easy to use.