Category: Neat tools

Catching up with Collideoscope

It’s been a while since we looked in on Collideoscope, our project for reporting and collating data on cycling collisions and near misses, developed in collaboration with ITP. But what better time than now, when days are short and accidents

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Geographic Open Data — Where to start?

So another #GISDay is upon us today (16th November) and the volumes of geo data available is growing and growing. Geographic Information… Continue reading on »

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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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This interactive map lets you watch who commutes to your city every day

In his latest round-up of urban data visualisations, Max Galka reduces English and Welsh commuters to animated dots, reimagines New York as a video game, and explores Lisbon with the ‘graffiti grannies’ If you’ve ever found yourself packed like a

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Baby names since 1904: how has yours performed?

Names: everyone’s got one but how has yours performed over the past 110 years? Are you a comeback kid, a disappearing act or a completely new entry? Find out using our interactive graphic that shows the top 100 names for baby

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GovDelivery Named A 2016 International Data Corporation Innovator

The International Data Corporation (IDC) has named GovDelivery a 2016 IDC Innovator for both the Smart City Open Data Platforms and Location-Based Smart City Engagement Tools markets. GovDelivery Open Data Systems (NuCivic) was named an IDC Innovator in the smart city open data platforms

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DKAN Topics feature focus data and reflect citizen interests 

Read our full release notes on our public GitHub repo and learn about other new features in the latest release, including DKAN Workflow and DKAN Datastore enhancements. In the latest version of DKAN, we’ve added a feature called Topics. We

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“Talking about a revolution: lessons from Sierra Leone’s Open Data Festival and scraperthon” in Code For Africa

It has been 21 years since the term “open data” was first used in a document by the American Scientific Agency. But the open data… Continue reading on Medium »

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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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Open Tech Calendar

Hello. I’m James and I’ve been running a quiet Open Data success story up in Scotland and the North for almost four years now. Open Tech Calendar is a website that lists tech events for the community. It started because

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