Tag: Data standards

Standardisation in roads open data

This week we have a guest post from Duncan Elder, an Associate with IBI Group and a specialist in transport data, spatial information and customer information systems. In Part 4 of the series on the Unified API on this blog, Tim discussed

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Setting solid foundations for social impact

Last week we had the pleasure of presenting on the 360Giving project for an Open Data Institute Friday Lunchtime Lecture. Alice Casey and Tim Davies shared a history of the project, and the vision of supporting funders to make better

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Arrays, Objects, and Trees: A Look at JSON-formatted Contracting Data

The Open Impact Day conference hosted in Washington, D.C. this past month highlighted examples of open data in improving trust between citizens and their governments. In Ukraine, a recently launched website named Prozorro gives users an unprecedented look into the

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Looking Back Before You Leap

Last week was the Financing for Development conference where global funding was discussed to make the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) a reality. Key IFIs are pre-gaming by announcing plans to extend more than $400 billion in financing over the next

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Can Food Inspection Data Standards Stop an Epidemic?

  No one thought about data standards when the Jack in the Box E. coli epidemic erupted in 1993. Instead, there was panic as the stomach-clenching illness engulfed more than 700 victims across California, Washington, Idaho and Nevada. The strain

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Civic Awesome: Open Data in the News for the Week of July 13, 2015

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 Standard For Building Permits Launches

A consortium of technology companies including Accela and Civic Insight, have released a new open data standard for buildings and permits. The standard is designed to collect and provide consistent data points city to city as builders work through the

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A Call for Action, Not Opening

The weeks following the International Open Data Conference 2015 in Ottawa have been different than I expected. While IODC was full of discussions about high-level concepts, including the benefits of transparency and data use, I walked away with more than

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Accela Helps Launch New Open Data Standard for Building Permits to Improve Community Planning and Economic Development

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

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

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