Data Is Plural

... is a weekly newsletter of useful/curious datasets.

2020.03.11 edition

More coronavirus data, plus political parties, SFO flights, Tour de France cyclists, and penguins.

More coronavirus data. Last month, DIP featured coronavirus case counts mapped by researchers at Johns Hopkins. Since then, efforts to collect and publish COVID-19 data have grown, including: the Johns Hopkins team has moved its data repository to GitHub … the Open COVID-19 Data Curation Group has expanded its data on individual cases … the Italian government is publishing local case and test counts on GitHub … Princeton PhD student Sang Woo Park is building a detailed dataset of cases in South Korea … the decade-old Global Initiative on Sharing All Influenza Data is sharing COVID-19 genome samples and mutations … while the collaboratively-edited is pointing to additional datasets and data-trackers. Related: My colleague Peter Aldhous is using the Johns Hopkins data to publish clear, concise graphics tracking known case counts globally and in the United States. [h/t John Emerson + Hannah Nam + Bruno Salzano + illo + Lam Thuy Vo + Mago Torres]

Political parties around the world. The Global Party Survey is “an international scientific study, directed by Pippa Norris, designed to compare political parties around the world. Drawing on survey data gathered from 1,861 party and election experts, the study uses 21 core items to estimate key ideological values, issue positions, and populist rhetoric for 1,127 parties in 170 countries.” Last month, Norris released the dataset and a paper that uses it to measure “populism as a global phenomenon.” Previously: The Manifesto Project (DIP 2017.06.21) and Party Facts (DIP 2019.01.16).

Flights in and out of SFO. San Francisco International Airport’s museum team has been collecting information on all flights in and out of SFO’s terminals. Online, you can browse and search the data, which includes details about the airlines, flight numbers, gates of arrival and departure, and more. Earlier this year, the team published a downloadable database of 769,250 flights from 2019. (Or 1.2 million flights, if you count codeshares.) [h/t Simon Batistoni]

Bicycle racers. Applied mathematics PhD student Thomas Camminady has built a spreadsheet of all Tour de France riders since 1903 (including name, team, time taken, and final ranking), based on the competition’s official results page.

Penguins. The MAPPPD project — Mapping Application for Penguin Populations and Projected Dynamics — “aims to deliver open access penguin population data for the Antarctic continent, and occupancy probabilities for flying birds around the Antarctic Peninsula.” The data, last updated about a year ago, can be both browsed online and downloaded. [h/t Michael Polito]