A new national data visualization tool shows how Canada’s censors classify the number of days in which a particular country’s population exceeds its population.
The visualization also breaks down how many days each country has seen a certain population of 100,000 or more people.
The data visualization was created by the Canada Statistics Association.
“This data visualization helps you understand the way Canada’s data are compiled, how it is analyzed, and why certain countries are so heavily censored,” said Michelle Dolan, a senior statistician with the CAIA.
“Our goal is to help Canadians make informed decisions about the data we collect and share online.”
The visualization is the latest in a series of initiatives by the CAIAS, the association representing Canada’s provincial, territorial and municipal statistical agencies.
Last month, the CAISA announced it was partnering with Google to create a free tool to help make data accessible.
“The CAIAS is committed to ensuring that data is freely available to the public,” said Ciaran Collins, vice president of digital at the CAAS.
“In this instance, we’ve made a data visualization that makes it easy to access this information and to compare and contrast the data from different years.”