Carey Anne Nadeau is the Founder & CEO of Open Data Nation (opendatanation.com) and created FIVAR (fivar.org). Before founding Open Data Nation, Nadeau worked for the past decade doing quantitative research and analysis using open data at the Brookings Institution …

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Manchester Mapping Politics No, not this map. Image: Manchester, as it appears on Open Street Map. Everyone loves an interactive map – including, it turns out, the nice people at Manchester’s councils. We’ve written before about Greater Manchester Combined Authority’s …

This new tool lets you map Manchester’s new future housing and construction sites Read more »

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry brings together separate players that collaborate on large national and international building projects. When these seemingly disparate entities are integrated into a single industry, it enables architects, engineers and building …

First Open Data Initiative for a Sustainable AEC Industry Read more »

A joint blogpost by the ODI and Spend Network Spend Network and the Open Data Institute are working together to find potential savings in public sector spend without cutting services. Their analysis is based on open data, and they hope …

Opening up more data on public construction project spend could result in more realistic building budgets Read more »

The US government puts open data to serious use this week, shining a spotlight on Big Pharma’s influence on medical care, and pushing to solve world hunger. Meanwhile, Virginians just want to have some open data fun — and profit. …

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Open data has been described by Tim Berners-Lee (the inventor of the www protocol) as the new frontier of the Internet. We find ourselves today in respect to open data in a similar situation to the one we faced 26 …

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Alliance Releases First Standardized Format to Make Building and Construction Permit Information More Usable SAN RAMON, Calif. – July 15, 2015 – Accela, the leading provider of cloud-based civic engagement solutions, announced today that a consortium of parties has released …

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Nine localities — at  both the city and county level — have committed to a set of open data building and construction permit standards, a move primed to boost insights into the housing market and propel civic app development. On …

9 Localities Commit to Open Data Standard for Construction, Building Permits Read more »

  Internet has changed our life. Communication, education, shopping, business etc. What about energy? Via internet, it is possible to access our energy account information, we can monitor our energy usage and we have become more aware of the importance …

Open Data for Energy Read more »

  We need a good Planning system to face the effects of global change. Population increase, availability of natural resources combined with lack of political stability will impose greater pressure on the construction industry globally and nationally. Planning is needed …

Open Data for Planning Read more »