a quick note to introduce a project we are launching, Gobierto Municipal Budgets:
Its a platform to visualize and understand budgets from the +8.000 municipalities in Spain. You can explore a municipality budget, get into specific budget lines, visualize evolution, compare with means from similar places, check total expense, per inhabitant…
We are also adding tools to contextualize: a comparison generator, where you can select specific minicipalities and generate a table comparing numbers and visualizing them; and also a ranking, where you can filter by various criteria.
In the coming months we’ll be looking into if it makes sense to integrate the data we processed into OpenSpending format, or using some of the OpenSpending tools for ETL, etc. Also, some of the tools created to build the project are open sourced over at our Github page: github.com/PopulateTools/