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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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List of Risk Protection Arrangement (RPA) member schools released as open data

Post: 15 March 2017 I recently requested from the Education Funding Agency a list of academy schools (or academy trusts) that are members of the Risk Protection Arrangement. The RPA is a comprehensive government-backed alternative to insurance. Membership is open

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Some tips for open data ecosystem mapping

At Open Data Camp last month I pitched to run a session on mapping open data ecosystems. Happily quite a few people were interested in the topic, so we got together to try out the process and discuss the ideas.

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When an international partnership works: growing open data startups in Mexico

Emma Truswell reports from Mexico City on how a partnership between the ODI, the Mexican government and an NGO has strengthened an international relationship, a government policy programme and a talented group of startups Representatives from Labora startups and the

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ODI Podcast: Open data stories from Argentina and Kenya

From public sector reform to building an initiative from the ground up, open data leaders from Argentina and Kenya share what’s worked for their programmes, what hasn’t and how we can improve equality of opportunity in data and tech Ahead

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Open Data Camp 4: bigger, better, wetter

This post is a repost of Giuseppe’s Medium blog post I am slowly coming back to life after Open Data Camp. Being in Cardiff was amazing, if not for the weather, which is partly to blame for my current heavy cold.

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Responsible data visualisation in our storytelling

Visualisation is a huge part of making data accessible – but do we run the risk of distorting the data by imposing a visual narrative on it? How do we visualise responsibly in our storytelling?

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What makes for a good API?

What makes for a good API? What makes for a bad one? Do we even need APIs?

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Open Data for Evil

Exposing data is a good thing, right? Well, some people want to do bad things with it. So what’s the best way to stop them; or at least mitigate the consequences? Team Sith and Team Jedi discussed.

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A tale of two datasets

The Institute for Government runs a Whitehall Monitoring Project with a range of data sources. Some are great, and have impact. Some are neglected. So how do you persuade official bodies that it’s a far, far better thing to publish

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