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

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… [[ …

Rail and waterways are the most environmentally friendly modes of transport. They also provide the backbone for accelerated economic growth since they are able to carry huge amounts of freight over longer distances and in an economically efficient manner. The …

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Another big part of the food supply comes from ranches and farms that raise and slaughter various livestock. While ranching is sometimes bundled with agriculture, I discussed farming in Big Data in Agriculture, so we’ll focus on ranching this time …

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Alastair Stevenson at V3: “The amount of data being collected by departments and agencies mean government services will not be able to implement truly open data strategies, according to Met Office CIO Charles Ewen. Ewen said the rapidly increasing amount of data …

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Many IT pundits predict 2016 will be a major tipping point in data and related technologies. Here are just a few predictions: 1) The Internet of Things—The number of devices that can connect to the Internet increases, especially in consumer …

The Data Briefing: 2016 Trends That Could Affect Federal Government Data Read more »

The beauty in the data big bang Dr Kim Nilsson, CEO, Pivigo 13th January 2016 During the holidays, I visited what could be the world’s first big data exhibition at Somerset House in London, called “Big Bang Data”. The premise …

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This post is written by and contains the opinions of Christa Hasenkopf, co-founder of OpenAQ. Continue reading on Medium »

To date, smart city initiatives have been largely top down efforts accompanied by hefty infrastructure investments. They’ve also targeted similar areas for improvements, like parking, street lighting, transportation, water and energy use, and waste management.   However, in “The next-generation …

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Russia is finally embracing transparency—so long as it poses no threat to political stability.   As the response of Russia’s Prosecutor General to accusations of graft this week shows, nothing gets Russian public officials angrier than journalists rooting through sensitive …

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