Category: Resilience

Creative Commons and Hope — How Open Access Journals Helped Me in a Dark Time

I’m bad with linear time. Sometime about two months ago, my daughter was four months old. She was healthy and happy and life was good for our family. When we brought her in for her four-month vaccination, I asked our

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Trump Presidency Sees Spike in “Open Data Day” Events Across US Cities

After a two-year decline in the number of “Open Data Day” events held in US cities, the Trump presidency has seen renewed interest in organizing the event, and given it new meaning. By Aaron Wytze It’s hard to say what first alarmed

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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 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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What Works Cities: Using open data to improve outcomes for people and communities

Originally from Indiana, Eric has spent his career working and partnering with organizations around the world to improve public sector performance. Before coming to GovEx, Eric worked on public education initiatives as a Fulbright Grantee in South Korea and at

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Questioning Big Data: Crowdsourcing crisis data towards an inclusive humanitarian response

The aim of this paper is to critically explore whether crowdsourced Big Data enables an inclusive humanitarian response at times of crisis. We argue that all data, including Big Data, are socially constructed artefacts that reflect the contexts and processes

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Mexico’s future will be decidedly ‘Open’

Barbara Ubaldi, Head of the Unit, Digital Government, Open Data and Data-driven Public Sector, OECD and Arturo Rivera, Open Data Policy Analyst, OECD When hurricane Patricia made landfall near Cuixmala, Mexico, on the evening of October 23, 2015, it had

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International Open Data Case Study: Nepal earthquake

[Printable PDF version] Open Data’s role in Nepal’s earthquake Who: OpenStreetMap & Kathmandu Living Labs What: A crowd-sourced open data & open data source response to the Nepal earthquake Where: https://opensource.com/life/16/6/open-source-open-data-nepal-earthquake Why: Rapidly increasing the impact and speed of disaster

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Using open data to stimulate new methods of human rights monitoring

Open Schools Kenya, which uses data from multiple sources to map education institutions in the capital of Nairobi. The traditional strategy of monitoring human rights violations goes like this: Local and international human rights groups often focus on legal advocacy,

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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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