Category: Environment

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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Press release: The UK’s food history revealed through five generations of data

For the first time official records of what people ate and how they survived during rationing have been published by Defra. They show 1940s Brits ate seasonally and bought food from butchers, bakers and grocers rather than supermarkets. Salmon sandwiches,

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Open Data Can Help Feed a Hungry World

Percentage of the population suffering from undernourishment, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) report. Climate change will likely exacerbate food insecuri…

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What is the vital data infrastructure for agriculture?

Announcing a public consultation on an Agriculture Sector Package for the Open Data Charter Open data can play an integral role in achieving global food security. Photo credit: flöschen / CC BY 2.0. As populations continue to grow and climate

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Epimorphics at Open Data Camp 3

An Open Data Camp in Bristol? We’d be mad to miss it. At Epimorphics we’re really excited to see the Open Data Camp journey come to the connected digital city so close to our home, we are so excited that

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Twitter and Paris’ Plume Labs launch pigeons with air pollution sensors over skies of London

Perhaps it was only a matter of time before Twitter actually started working with real, live birds. The company with a bird logo and that gave us the “tweet” has partnered with Plume Labs of Paris and DigitasLBi to launch a

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Leading Defra’s Data Revolution

This week we will be advertising the exciting, challenging and rewarding role of Deputy Director for Data in Defra on the Civil Service Jobs portal. This role is key for leading Defra’s unique and exciting data transformation programme, building on

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Hackathon to devise digital solutions to improve flood response

TechNorth is calling on local government, academia and individuals to attend a free event next month that will prototype innovations based on open data, technology and local experiences to improve the experiences of those affected by floods.

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Does Open Data Work for Rural areas? The Case of Uganda

Author: Mary Nakirya A Program Manager at Busoga Rural Open Source and Development Initiative an NGO in Uganda, A volunteer and organizar at Net Squared Uganda Network Passionate about Open data, rural development, Agriculture and Education using ICT as an enabler. Good at

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New #ODimpact Release: How is Open Data Creating Economic Opportunities and Solving Public Problems?

Proponents of open data have long argued that the release of government information to the public could result in meaningful impact for citizens. To date, though, little evidence has demonstrated the real-world impacts of open data. Indeed, the field has

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