I'd put the data in Exhibit , then figure out how to usefully facet it and display it on a timeline and a map. Or maybe better yet, try the same in Recollection . And it looks like the Digital Eyes Shiva  project does similar things, and works directly from Google spreadsheets.
From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Matt Amory
Sent: Tuesday, February 21, 2012 8:30 PM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: [CODE4LIB] any ideas for cool noob learning projects?
I've got a small dataset to work with and I'm looking to do some wonky webby xml/xsl/php stuff with it to teach myself something.
[log in to unmask]