The time series data was created as part of a continued effort to improve the DevInfo user experience. With the mapping option being consistently singled out as one of the most useful (and widely used) in DevInfo, this innovation was developed as a way to complement the qualitative aspect of data visualization through maps with the quantitative: allowing users to experience a more complete narrative.
The My Data feature, which makes it possible to visualize one’s own data by copying/pasting or uploading it, is also compatible with the Time Series data. Try it out by downloading this sample Excel document and copy/pasting it in the blank My Data box.
Make sure to select the “Do data column headers contain time periods?” checkbox. You will then be able to see the evolution of Under-Five Mortality Rate in Sub-Saharan Africa from 1995 to 2010.
For more information, please contact the DevInfo Support Group at firstname.lastname@example.org.