What?The Classification Explorer is a prototype data visualisation tool meant to facilitate the exploration of the many hierarchical classifications the ABS maintains. A central wheel provides context to how elements of the classification relate to one another, a search-bar at the top allows users to search through the classification, whilst information modules to the right display relevant information about selected elements.
This prototype was built on the Standard Australian Classification of Countries (or SACC) as a way to determine whether this product would be of use to ABS users or not. The visualisation works best in modern browsers, but is viewable in most older browsers, though there will be some loss of quality.
At times the many classifications that the ABS maintains can be confusing, especially the larger, more complex classifications such as the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification. The intent of the Classification Explorer is to provide users one location to quickly and intuitively find out more about these structures, as well as search for specific elements. The nature of the visualisation immediately gives context to where a selected element fits into the overall structure of the classification.
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