Author: Mark Braggins

Sustainable Business Models for Public Sector Open Data Providers

Originally published at: http://www.jedem.org/index.php/jedem/article/view/390 Frederika Welle Donker, Bastiaan van Loenen Abstract: Since 2009, Open Government Data initiatives have been launched worldwide and the concept of open data is gaining momentum. Open data are often associated with realizing ambitions, such as a

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Open Data: The Business

I keep intending to write this up as a ‘proper’ post, but haven’t had time, so here’s a quick-and-dirty effort instead: It’s two whole weeks since Christopher Gutteridge and I were interviewed by Xan Phillips on his radio show: The Business on 103.9

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Using Data as a policy maker – Part 1

This is the first in a series of posts about an event: Using Data as a policy maker, which was held in Winchester, in November 2015. Using data for policy – Aha! Wearing my ‘Open Data Aha!‘ hat*, I teamed

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Partner & Co. 21c Open Data Vision For Saudi Market

Partner & Co. 21c Open Data Vision for Saudi Market (web page) via ODI_Riyadh_Node

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Devo-South: a report on devolution and business

Devo-South: a report on devolution and business What are the challenges facing southern England, how can devolution empower local leadership to tackle them, and what do business leaders make of the opportunities offered by the government’s decentralisation agenda? Download the

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Africa Open Data Conference – presentations

The 2015 Africa Open Data Conference took place in Dar Es Salaam, in Tanzania, in September 2015. The presentations have been published, and a selection are previewed here: [gview file=”http://opendata-aha.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/PRESIDENT-SPEECH-DURING-OPENING-OF-AFRICA-OPEN-DATA-CONFERENCE-00000002.pdf”]

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Good stuff, continued

This is a slightly edited version of a post originally published on DATA.GOV.UK In my previous post I argued that a combination of ‘chance’ and open data can lead to good stuff happening. I supplied a few examples, and also

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Good stuff, continued

In my previous post I argued that a combination of ‘chance’ and open data can lead to good stuff happening. I supplied a few examples, and also mentioned ‘engineering serendipity’, where ‘chance’ is given a bit of a boost. In

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One FoI request, 175 million taxi trips

In March 2014, the NYC Taxi & Limousine Commission shared an infographic about yellow taxis on the road in New York It’s #metricmonday again! Today’s #infographic shows data on yellow taxis on the road by day and time. #nyctaxi pic.twitter.com/EF5AsZm74H — NYC

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Saving lives with Defibrillators in Trafford

According to the British Heart Foundation: a cardiac arrest happens when your heart stops pumping blood around your body. If someone has suddenly collapsed, is not breathing normally and is unresponsive, they are in cardiac arrest. The most common cause

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