Today sees the Oxford Flood Network map going public. We’ve been working on this community-based project for over a year now and thought it was a good time to explain the technology that is behind it. Nominet’s IoT Tools When …

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No one denies the ability of big data (both structured and unstructured) to deliver insights to individuals, businesses and public service organizations. But who is responsible for making sense of the data, then providing the insights? You would be forgiven …

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The first fruits of Google’s inaugural Government Innovation Lab are nearly ripe. In California’s Central Valley, Kern County has announced two prototypes envisioned as remedies for a number of civic challenges. The first prototype is what officials call a Virtual …

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Libby Bishop, Manager, Producer Relations: Research Ethics, at the UK Data Service updates us on the National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM) event Data Linkage: Ethical and Social Concerns. Not even a strike on the London Tube could deter the …

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Although countless governments across the country can now claim some digital accomplishment, few have managed the wholesale transformation of government services in recent years better than Indiana, with its child and infant welfare efforts. Over the past decade, the Hoosier …

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By Martin Maximino, Master in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School, 2015 Kate Krontiris speaking at PDF15. The 12th Personal Democracy Forum (PDF) reunited public servants, scholars, activists, developers, journalists, and students in New York, NY on June 4 and 5, …

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Government’s traditional approach to so many of its regulatory activities has been an inefficient and expensive one that frustrates both public employees and citizens: piling up mountains of rules and hierarchies of bureaucracy in an effort to make sure that …

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Consider this: Chicago, a city with nearly three million people and more than 15,000 food establishments, has fewer than three dozen inspectors who are in charge of annually checking the city’s entire lot. When inspectors check this entire lot, 15% …

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