Category: Informing Decision-making

Using mySociety’s APIs for #ge2017

If you’re living in the UK, it probably hasn’t escaped your attention that the Prime Minister Theresa May has put the wheels in motion for a UK General Election on June 8th. This means that an estimated 47 million UK

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Trump Presidency Sees Spike in “Open Data Day” Events Across US Cities

After a two-year decline in the number of “Open Data Day” events held in US cities, the Trump presidency has seen renewed interest in organizing the event, and given it new meaning. By Aaron Wytze It’s hard to say what first alarmed

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A Story About Open Data (and Snow)

Open access to publicly-funded research accelerates discovery and progress By Jen Caltrider, Global Campaigner, Mozilla It’s Tax Day. Let me tell you a story about my buddy Erik, snow, your taxes, and open data. Here in Colorado where I live, people love

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What is data asymmetry?

You’ve just parked your car. Google Maps offers to record your current location so you can find where you parked your car. It also lets you note how much parking time you have available. Sharing this data allows Google Maps to provide you

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ODI Podcast: Open data stories from Argentina and Kenya

From public sector reform to building an initiative from the ground up, open data leaders from Argentina and Kenya share what’s worked for their programmes, what hasn’t and how we can improve equality of opportunity in data and tech Ahead

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Announcing Open Data Camp 4

This post was originally published on the Open Data Camp blog Open Data Camp is back! We are delighted to announce that Open Data Camp is returning once again. Open Data Camp 4 will be the weekend of Saturday and

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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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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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