Yahoo Pipes – still going strong

Mixing up several web services into a new web service – a mashup –  is made easy with Yahoo Pipes (see earlier post).

Yahoo Pipes is also capable of integrating csv-files and with this becomes interesting for statistics (globalizes official statistics).

An example with data from the US census Bureau:

csv pipe

Another one for UK Cities

csv pipe-uk

This example used an interesting workflow the author describes with all details:

‘So to recap, we have scraped some data from a wikipedia page into a Google spreadsheet using the =importHTML formula, published a handful of rows from the table as CSV, consumed the CSV in a Yahoo pipe and created a geocoded KML feed from it, and then displayed it in a YahooGoogle map. ‘

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