Category: Benefits of open data

Data Mill (real) North

I’m excited by the work we are doing with Data Mill North… Read the rest of this post

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Does Open Data Really Empower Consumers?

Open data is helping with projects as diverse as city parking, energy use and medical treatments. Can it help your business? This memorable quote by the great English physicist and mathematician … …

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Catching up with Collideoscope

It’s been a while since we looked in on Collideoscope, our project for reporting and collating data on cycling collisions and near misses, developed in collaboration with ITP. But what better time than now, when days are short and accidents

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FSA publishes local authority food law enforcement information

The FSA has today published official statistics on food law enforcement by local authorities across the UK for the year 2015/16. The information provided by local authorities and compiled by the FSA, gives a detailed breakdown of enforcement activity across

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Investments in open Earth observation data set to grow

A global trend towards open data, i.e. data that anyone can access, use and share without restriction is steadily replacing a previous tendency by governments to charge for Earth observations, especially satellite imagery. The Group on Earth Observations (GEO) was

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Evolution of Open data initiative

While the term “open data” isn’t even 20 years old, the idea that scientific research should be free to all was popularized by Robert King Merton, (founding fathers of Sociology and Noble prize winner…

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Geographic Open Data — Where to start?

So another #GISDay is upon us today (16th November) and the volumes of geo data available is growing and growing. Geographic Information… Continue reading on »

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A Plethora of Data Set Repositories

These 19 ‘sets of data sets’ cover free or public data from various industries, including small and large, structured and unstructured data sets. Hone your data science and machine learning skills on these data sets, or use them for testing

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Do you need open data? Ask for it.

The well-known Q/A-forum StackExchange has started a new “Open Data” section. Users can ask for needed datasets and get feedback from the great StackExchange community. Especially for our GIS and webm…

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How Open data has proved useful in the past?

Although, I have not heard any institution discrediting the benefit of open data, there is controversy around economic incentive and licensing issues in releasing it. Actually, I feel that people do n…

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