Exhibiting at Data Stories in Budapest

Article dated: 27 January 2017

The UK Data Service is delighted to have taken part in Data Stories, the Research Visualisations Exhibition at the Central European University (CEU) in Budapest.

We submitted two 3D visualisation design proposals were selected and printed for the exhibition. The visualisations were developed by the winning teams of the Open Data Dives held in September and November 2016. Our Open Data Dives are all-day hackathons that aim to bring together coders, data enthusiasts, graphic designers and project managers into the same room to hunt down, crunch and beautify open social and economic data.

The first visualisation, developed by Phil Jones and Andy Dudfield, maps median local authority house prices data in Great Britain. The house price data was obtained from the Land Registry and the boundary data from the UK Data Service.

See the interactive house price visualisation.

The second visualisation, developed by Barry Bullas, Rob Dymond-Green, Diego Perez Ruiz, Reka Solymosi and Richard Waterman, maps prescription data to highlight differences between local authorities in the north of England. The British National Formulary (BNF) categories were used to select the prescriptions related to three case studies: Allergies, Asthma and Diabetes. GP practice prescription data were then used to calculate the number of prescriptions per GP practice from April 2016.

View the interactive GP prescriptions visualisations.

Silvia Fierascu from the Data Stories team commented “The exhibition has been very successful, and your visualizations were very much appreciated! Please feel free to invite others to see the exhibition, which will be on display until 5 February 2017”.


You can find the code behind the visualisations on the UK Data Service’s GitHub.

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