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PLE performance trend, 2012, 2013

Prior to 2011, the best we could do with PLE results is only read the published results from the local news-paper. How limiting! We decided to change that two years ago when with the help of volunteers, we digitized the published results. We now have two datasets of PLE results: that is 2012 and the most recent 2013. With this it’s more exciting to look at the results, because there are so many possibilities.

Election data visualization

The Electoral Commission publishes the election results online on their website (presidential, member of parliament, sub-county level and district level). Unfortunately, these information is available in .pdf format. So we can read the results, but not use them in our own analysis or visualizations, which is a pity.. That`s why we, as open data advocates, want data to be available in machine readable format, like a spreadsheet.

Map your district data & district changes

Many datasets that are published in our maps section are based on spreadsheets or other tabular data that included a district column.With just a district column, in a spreadsheet you can already create nice charts to display the top or bottom districts. This will always work within the dataset you are working with, as you are just comparing within your data.When you turn your data into a map (and here is the tutorial for that), then things become a bit more difficult.

Open data day 2014: Kampala.

This blog was originally posted on the website of the Sunlight Foundation.

In a few days, Open Data enthusiasts will gather in 110 cities across the world to write applications, liberate data, create visualizations and publish analyses using open public data to show support for and encourage the adoption of Open Data policies by the worlds local, regional and national governments. Mountbatten Ltd, an IT & Websites company, Africa Center for Media Excellence and Fruits of Thought, a local NGO are partnering to organize Open Data day in Kampala. Open data is the idea that certain data should be freely available to everyone to use and republish as they wish, without restrictions from copyright, patents or other mechanisms of control.

Animation of District changes in Uganda

During the last two decades, a lot of new political districts were formed in Uganda. Uganda is thereby following a decentralisation trend that can be observed in many other developing countries. The number of sub-national units in Uganda is by far the highest compared to other large African states (Green, 2010). In 1991 Uganda counted 38 districts, at this moment the number of districts is increased to 112.