This blog post details attempts by the Ontario government to plot data sets on a map. A pretty cool measure, and one that hopefully will be around for a long time, not wrapped up and put aside in favour of something newer and fancier.
Ontario’s public accounts are now available in a downloadable format. This blog post provides details on the same.
The visualizations are certainly useful tools to help newbies learn the topic. But it bears keeping in mind that ever since public accounts have been kept, spending and accounting has been done without visualisations and have brought us to the state we are in today.