Category: Data

Business Activities in the Business Licenses Dataset

With almost eleven years of historical data and more than one currently active license for every five City residents, Business Licenses is one of the most popular datasets on the Chicago Open Data Portal and a key resource for understanding economic activity.

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Poor Data Affects Africa’s Ability To Make The Right Policy Decisions

African policy makers are increasingly called on to use evidence-based research to inform development decisions. But this requires the rigorous collection of data as well as a coordinated system to disseminate it. This is why Kenya-based African Population Health Research

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Cambridgeshire Insight: spreading the net for open data

Feature: One of the Government’s ‘champion’ projects is now providing the scope for the proactive use of data from a range of local sources

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“Does your data flow like petrol in an engine?” in Swirrl’s Blog

At our recent Data-Driven Decisions event Steve Peters, DCLG’s Open Data Strategist, spoke about his vision for getting data to stick; for… Continue reading on Swirrl’s Blog »

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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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Shouldn’t text be open data too? The search for an inclusive data definition

Open data policies should be remixed and reformulated to best suit individual cities’ needs. (Photo credit: Justin Grimes/Flickr) As our friends at the OpenGov Foundation know all too well, open access to the law is not a given in American

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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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A data storyteller: a line of code that makes data narrate stories

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BI Case Study: Building an Open Data Portal

This article was written by Paul Murphy, IT Program Leader at Co-operatives UK, about his experience using business intelligence technology to centralize years of messy historical data and create an open, explorable web portal. Do you have an interesting business

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