26 Jul 2020 – Jennifer Chen
Data Commons Updates
Over the last month and a half, we have worked hard to add some exciting new features:
New Map Explorer
The new Map Explorer offers an easy way to visualize how a statistical variable can vary across geographic regions. Try it out for Attainment of Bachelor Degree or Higher across Washington Counties or Median Income across US States.
New Statistical Variable Menu
The Statistical Variable Menu used for the Scatter Plot Explorer, Timelines Explorer, and Map Explorer was revamped to serve a much more comprehensive list of over 287000 statistical variables in an easy to consume way. This new menu comes with useful features such as search support and information on the places that each statistical variable has data for.
We’ve continued to add new data to the Data Commons graph. Some of these new additions include:
- Air quality data from US Environmental Protection Agency (eg. Overall Air Quality Index)
- India wages data from Indian Periodic Labour Force Survey (eg. mean daily wages for urban workers and rural workers)
- India unemployment rate data from Reserve Bank of India (eg. unemployment rate amongst urban residents and rural residents)
We would love to here any feedback you may have!
Jennifer on behalf of the Data Commons team