New Data Repository Released

Today we are releasing an update to our data repository, at This release is based on CKAN 2.1, the same software used to run Data.Gov, one of the largest data sites in the world. The software is more capable than the older version, and it is much more attractive, with better visual design and organization.

Six Years of Crime Data

Today we are releasing the processed version of six years of San Diego County crime data. We received this data last month from SANDAG, and have augmented the source data with city and and neighborhood codes. The data is released as both CSV and ESRI Shape files with one file per year. To download the data, visit … Read moreSix Years of Crime Data

Worse than Singing about Economics: Inappropriate Visualizations

Of the many versions of the famous quote that “writing about music is like dancing about architecture” is that “writing about music is as illogical as singing about economics.” Both of these activities are actually quite common. Dancing about architecture is a sport of irony, and  not only are there songs about economics, the appropriately named … Read moreWorse than Singing about Economics: Inappropriate Visualizations