Category: Greater efficiency

What is the vital data infrastructure for agriculture?

Announcing a public consultation on an Agriculture Sector Package for the Open Data Charter Open data can play an integral role in achieving global food security. Photo credit: flöschen / CC BY 2.0. As populations continue to grow and climate

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Building a Better BRIDGE: Open Infrastructure for the Social Sector

  I’m surprised to be writing this piece. I’m surprised because a public-interest technology project led by Foundation Center, GlobalGiving, GuideStar, and TechSoup — and supported by luminary funders like the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the William and Flora

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What can you do with open data?

Play a word association game and the word “open” will almost surely be followed by “source.” And open source is certainly an important force for preserving user freedoms and access to computing. However, code isn’t the only form of openness

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Improving local highways with open data

Are you already, or keen to improve local highways using open data? Are you developing apps / solutions, but not sure how to pitch them? At Open Data Camp Bristol 2016, there’s an ideal opportunity to put your their skills

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Exclusive: Singapore is making open data a lot easier

New developers portal for real-time data launched. The post Exclusive: Singapore is making open data a lot easier appeared first on GovInsider.

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TfL plans new open data feeds

The capital’s transport authority is ready to let developers at its data on trams, crowding at Underground stations and road closures on Marathon day

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Traffic Data Hack Day – Event Review

As previously outlined in our post on March 30 on this blog, the Traffic Data Hack Day was hosted by Amazon Web Services on April 6. The event was attended by TfL employees, academics working within this subject area, data scientists,

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“How Budeshi can help Nigeria track public services and tackle corruption using open data” in Code For Africa

A few months ago, my team at the Public Private Development Centre launched a project called Budeshi which means “open it” in Hausa… Continue reading on Medium »

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Using open data to stimulate new methods of human rights monitoring

Open Schools Kenya, which uses data from multiple sources to map education institutions in the capital of Nairobi. The traditional strategy of monitoring human rights violations goes like this: Local and international human rights groups often focus on legal advocacy,

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‘Boring’ data produces important stories about traffic fines and safety

Knight International Media Innovators Data Journalism Investigative Reporting Municipal financial data isn’t the most exciting topic. Here’s how Code for South Africa overcame this challenge to produce a high-impact investigative story on the country’s skewed traffic fines.

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