Affiliations: Italian National Institute of Statistics, Italy
Note:  Corresponding author: Valeria de Martino, Italian National
Institute of Statistics, Italy. E-mail: [email protected]
Abstract: This paper describes the main features and the evolution of an
interactive flagship publication disseminated by the Italian National Institute
of Statistics (Istat) since 2010: Noi Italia – 100 statistics to
understand the country we live in. It gathers about 120 factsheets grouped in
19 thematic sectors ranging from economic and social fields to demographic and
environmental ones, allowing users to compare national position with that of
other European countries and to focus on regional differences within Italy.
The product has evolved from a static to a dynamic visualization,
embedding new data visualization component (vislet eXplorer), that use widget
technologies based on a GeoAnalytics Visualization tool, Statistics eXplorer.
Moreover, users can download graphs, tables and time series and take further
insight on each topic through links and main references. The product follows principles of accessibility and clarity of
dissemination, according to the Code of Practice for European statistics and
opening new scenarios also for the Istat project Stat 2015. The website is
available both in Italian and in English helping to promote Istat data
production abroad. A special effort is underway in order to disseminate Noi
Italia to schools, improving the statistical literacy of young generations.