DATASHIFT CGD VISUALISATIONS
WHERE ARE CITIZEN-GENERATED DATA PROJECTS HAPPENING AND HOW DO THEY RELATE TO THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS (SDGS)?
CITIZEN GENERATED DATA INITIATIVES AND UN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
This map shows how the citizen generated data initiatives in DataShift's database are connected to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. It is one in a series of three network maps exploring DataShift's citizen generated data initiatives. Read more about this map below, or find out more about the series here.
HOW DO I USE IT?
This map represents all citizen generated data initiatives in DataShift's database as they are connected to UN Sustainable Development Goals. Looking at the data visually lets you quickly assess themes or gaps in the data, and other interesting information. What are the orange circles? Each orange circle, also known as a node, represents a UN Sustainable Development Goal. What are the blue circles? Each blue circle is a citizen generated data initiative collected by the DataShift team. What do the lines between them mean? The lines (also known as edges), show that the DataShift team has tagged an initiative with one of the Sustainable Development Goals.
- Blue nodes are citizen generated data initiatives
- Orange nodes are UN Sustainable Development Goals
- Size of node: Number of connected initiatives (bigger node, more connections)
QUESTIONS TO LOOK FOR
Do citizen-generated data initiatives tend to focus on specific Sustainable Development Goals?
- Orange nodes (representing UN Sustainable Development Goals) are sized according to the number of initiatives are connected to them. The bigger the node, the more initiatives are focused on that topic. Being very critical of the data, you could also question whether there is a bias in the coding of the initiatives - perhaps some sustainable development goals seem broader or less defined, and therefore could attract initiatives with a more vague mission. Which nodes are the biggest and smallest, and what does that say about this dataset?
Are some Sustainable Development Goals likely to be more related to one another?
- Notice the closeness of orange nodes to each other: how close an orange node is to another orange node indicates their co-occurrence in initiatives. This could suggest relatedness of UN goals. Are there two goals that are particularly close to or far from each other?
Which Sustainable Development Goals are closest to the center of the map?
- Further, SDGs that are closer to the center of the network map have more initiatives that are connected to other SDGs. These SDGs could be more interdisciplinary. On the other hand, SDGs on the margins have fewer initiatives with co-occurring SDGs.
Check out another map, visit the summary of the series of maps, or submit an initiative to the map:
- Citizen-generated data initiatives around the world: showing where those SDG-focused initiatives are operating.
- Citizen-generated data initiatives in the DataShift’s focus areas: showing what initiatives are in Nepal, Argentina, Kenya and Tanzania, and what SDGs their work relates to.
- Summary of the project
- Submit a new initiative to these maps