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The Open Knowledge Foundation (OKFN) has posted [okfn.org] some of the results of their recent Eurostat Hackday, a dedicated day during which independent coders, designers and other interested parties have gathered in a number of different European cities to brainstorm and build some small applications on the basis of Eurostat data.

In particular, it seems they dedicated their attention to the energy consumption per capita across Europe. Based on the Hierarchical Data Explorer (HiDE) developed by the giCentre, they came up with some interesting data visualizations. More coverage is also available on The Guardian's Data Blog.

Notably, OKFN's post is as much a demonstration of the relatively untapped potential of opening up governmental and public sector data, as it is showing off the powerful features of the HiDE tool.

Are there more visualizations from the Eurostat Hackday?