Category: Visualising data

Stanford scientists successfully map poverty from space

Stanford scientists successfully map poverty from space Using satellite imagery, researchers from Stanford were able to assess poverty rates from Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania, Nigeria, and Malawi, revealing variations of the economy and state of income of the average citizens. The

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Cambridgeshire Insight: spreading the net for open data

Feature: One of the Government’s ‘champion’ projects is now providing the scope for the proactive use of data from a range of local sources

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Open Data Case Study – HERE

[Printable PDF version] The changing face of automotive navigation Who: HERE What: Providing data for in-car navigation and other location services Where: https://company.here.com/here/ When: 1985 (Rebranded in 2012) The Data Data: Road, traffic and geographic features Source: Thousands of sources

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Publishing Open Data with PowerBI

Microsoft’s PowerBI is a new tool for creating reports and visualisations. The desktop application is currently free and publishing data is very easy. Step 1 Open your data from the wide selection …

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“Open data sites like nightmarish supermarkets”

Most of the open data sites that governments have created during the last decade still deliver data as sets of links to tables, or links to other sites that are also hard to comprehend. In the best cases, data is

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What can you do with open data?

Play a word association game and the word “open” will almost surely be followed by “source.” And open source is certainly an important force for preserving user freedoms and access to computing. However, code isn’t the only form of openness

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Improving local highways with open data

Are you already, or keen to improve local highways using open data? Are you developing apps / solutions, but not sure how to pitch them? At Open Data Camp Bristol 2016, there’s an ideal opportunity to put your their skills

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Traffic Data Hack Day – Event Review

As previously outlined in our post on March 30 on this blog, the Traffic Data Hack Day was hosted by Amazon Web Services on April 6. The event was attended by TfL employees, academics working within this subject area, data scientists,

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Using data visualisation tools to provide local context for decision making and meet open data aspirations

The Cambridgeshire Research Group has created several interactive atlases combining local and national open data with a range of InstantAtlas data visualisation analysis tools. It has been working to establish a local data portal called Cambridgeshire Insight Open Data as

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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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