Category: Innovation

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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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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10 takeaways from the 2016 International Open Data Conference

This post originally appeared on Omidyar’s SunlightFoundation blog. Yeama Thompson, commissioner at the Right to Access Information Commission, speaks at IODC 2016. It’s been much more than a century in internet time since the founder of the World Wide Web

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Launch of the updated Open Data Impact Map

At the 3rd International Open Data Conference in Ottawa, Canada in 2015 the beta version of the Open Data Data Impact Map was launched to provide governments, international organizations, and researchers with a more comprehensive understanding of the demand for

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What Works Cities: Using open data to improve outcomes for people and communities

Originally from Indiana, Eric has spent his career working and partnering with organizations around the world to improve public sector performance. Before coming to GovEx, Eric worked on public education initiatives as a Fulbright Grantee in South Korea and at

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Why The UK’s Government Data Service Takes an API-First Approach To Data.Gov.UK

In a blog post that’s posted to data.gov.uk (where much of the UK government’s data is posted for public consumption), Ross Jones has published some incredible insights into why API-first is so important to the agencies ongoing endeavors.

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Our Lives in Data – Science Museum Late Review

As mentioned previously on this blog, we were delighted to be involved in the ‘Late’ at the Science Museum on Wednesday August 31 as part of the ‘Our Lives in Data’ exhibition. It was great to see hundreds of people coming along to

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Open Data Nation: Using Open Data to Integrate Predictive Analytics into City Operations

This story was originally published by Data-Smart City Solutions. One of the great promises of open government this decade has been that it can serve as a catalyst for a new civic-centered… [[ …

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Open Data Case Study – HERE

[Printable PDF version] The changing face of automotive navigation Who: HERE What: Providing data for in-car navigation and other location services Where: https://company.here.com/here/ When: 1985 (Rebranded in 2012) The Data Data: Road, traffic and geographic features Source: Thousands of sources

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We need to learn how to search the web of data

Search for the web of data is still in the portal era, but portals do not meet all user needs. Imagine a world where you could search for, find, understand, trust and use data as easily as you can for

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