Over the past couple of years I’ve written several posts that each focus on trying to answer a simple question relating to data and/or open data. I’ve collected them together into a list here for easier reference. I’ll update the …

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(Graphic credit: Kate Hudson for the Data Journalism Handbook/Flickr) If you work with data, you’ve heard the three-letter initialism before. If you don’t, you’ve almost certainly seen others reference them in the context of powering data visualizations or listed as …

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Philip Rustemeier is our resident coding guru and helped to design the Open Data API. If you’ve watched our coding tutorials you’ll know his voice. We asked him why he enjoys working on projects like the #EULife Open Data contest. …

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programmableweb.com – Open data API exploration and visualization tool XOData aims to make it easier for developers to understand the resources, functions, and parameters available for extraction from datasets created i… Tweeted by @programmableweb https://twitter.com/programmableweb/status/639123177382248448

A year ago we launched ArcGIS Open Data – a new capability of ArcGIS – with the explicit goal making it easy and efficient for government to make authoritative data discoverable and accessible. Included for any organization to use without …

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Schiphol Group, the owner and operator of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, is making its data and functionality available to the developer community. According to CIO Albert van Veen, the market — i.e. developers and users of mobile apps — is better …

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Data is playing an increasingly-prominent role in business as more records are made more easily available through open data portals and public APIs. Writing for DigitalGov back in April, Bill Brantley discussed the importance of government data to the US …

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Keeping an Eye on the Open Banking API Movement in the UK 29 Aug 2015 Late in 2014, the HM Treasury and Cabinet Office in the United Kingdom, published Data Sharing and Open Data for Banks, “to explore how competition and consumer …

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The Benefits and Risks of an Open API Standard 29 Aug 2015 I’m immersing myself in the Data Sharing and Open Data for Banks, published by the HM Treasury and Cabinet Office in the United Kingdom, “to explore how competition and consumer outcomes in …

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The use of APIs has been growing exponentially over the past 10 years and this means big things for the open data movement. Open data, although great, isn’t enough on it’s own. Data needs people to make it accessible, understood, …

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