Category: Data

19 Free Public Data Sets For Your First Data Science Project

This post was originally published at: https://www.springboard.com/blog/free-public-data-sets-data-science-project/ Completing your first project is a major milestone on the road to becoming a data scientist. It’s also an intimidating process. The first step is to find an appropriate, interesting data set. You should

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Open it to fix it

How Nigerians are shedding light on public deals with dataProcurement monitor Nonye Onumonu during a mission to inspect 37 government school contracting projects across Nigeria (Credit: PPDC) On a hot, dry day in February 2017, Nonye Onumonu boards a small wooden boat

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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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How the Ghana Floods animation was created

(This article was first published on R – Data Science Africa, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers) Ghana has always been getting flooded, but it seems that only floods in Accra are getting attention. I wrote about it here, and the

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How To Make a Map From Open Data Using a Spreadsheet

Jonathan Goldman explains in this tutorial how to extract an open data feed from a civic data portal and pull it into Google Sheets, and then map it quickly using Geosheets. The post How To Make a …

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To boldly go… the librarian’s role in text and data mining

Jane Secker et al examine the ways in which librarians can facilitate the work of researchers who want to use text and data mining. The authors also argue that librarians need to encourage researchers to exploit the new copyright exceptions

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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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How a Small Municipality Shows the Way with Open Data

In 2014/2015 my colleague Frank and I worked with the Province of North-Holland and 9 municipalities in that province to position open data as a policy instrument: around specific local issues we woul…

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California’s Open Data Portal Goes Open Source for the Apps

The portal will be maintained by the state Office of Digital Innovation alongside its Innovation Lab–centralization that should bode well for future app development.

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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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