Tag: bad data

Exploring strategies for cleaning messy data

Data, data, everywhere, and all the nerds did think; data, data, everywhere, yet nothing with which to link. (Photo via John Crowe/Flickr) Thanks to the efforts over the past few decades of the open government community, a large and hard-won

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Crafting A Perfect FOI Request

One of the sessions I lead at Open Data Camp was “Open Data Horror Stories” – we talked about some of the disasters we’ve had when requesting or using Open Data. This lead on to a session ran by Gaia

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Open government: getting beyond impenetrable data files

Simply making data available online isn’t enough – it needs to be created with the end user in mind Mathematician Blaise Pascal famously closed a long letter by apologising that he hadn’t had time to make it shorter. Unfortunately, his

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