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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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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 the world’s first Wikidata Visiting Scholar created linked open data for five thousand works of art

  A demonstration of some of the data recorded and converted to Wikidata for each image in the collection. Underlying lithograph by W. Crane, public domain/CC0. The National Library of Wales has been sharing images openly on Wikimedia Commons for

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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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How digital is the UK? and why it needs projects like Bristol Is Open

What is UK’s digital profile? New data from the European Commission sheds light on the state of British’ digital economy. The 2016 edition of the Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI), a composite indicator that summarises relevant indicators on EU

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HOW DOES BRISTOL GO TO WORK?

Is Bristol shifting to more sustainable and eco-friendly modes of transport for the daily commute? The latest findings from the 2015 edition of the Quality of Life survey indicates so, with the data suggesting that Bristolians seem to have changed

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How the New ‘Smart’ City Tackles Disaster Management with Open Data and Civic Tech

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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How Volunteers From All Over The World Have Transformed The Refugee Crisis On Lesbos

On a windswept, rocky outcrop high above the north coast of the Greek island of Lesbos, a small group of volunteers peered through binoculars at an inflatable boat bobbing across the waves a few miles away. Their jackets bore the

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How five data journalists exposed corruption in Mexico’s Congress

Knight International Media Innovators Specialized Reporting Investigative Reporting Business of Journalism Five young Mexican journalists spent a year sifting through thousands of public officials’ expense reports. James Breiner explains how they discovered gross misuse of taxpayer dollars.

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How can open data publishers monitor usage?

Some open data publishers require a user to register with their portal or provide other personal information before downloading a dataset. For example: the recently launched Consumer Data Research …

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