Schema (XSD) for Legco voting records

The following is the XML schema for the newly released voting records for Legco in XML. A schema defines the structure of the data. It may not be interesting or perhaps even legible by non-programmers. Nonetheless, it is a good indication that the data is properly...
China Regions – Fusion Tables

China Regions – Fusion Tables

One of the best and quickest ways to create maps for journalism is to use Google Fusion Tables. All it requires is that you import KML (keyhole markup language) which you can produce with Google mapping tools (Maps, Earth, Mapsengine) or GIS software. Once you have...
Limiting the Sina Weibo API

Limiting the Sina Weibo API

A screenshot of the WeiboScope visualisation of Sina Weibo trending topics So far, a cornerstone of the social media data projects at JMSC, in particular the Weibo project, is access to the different networks’ public APIs. On January 22nd, Sina has effectively...