Tag: data

Catching up with Collideoscope

It’s been a while since we looked in on Collideoscope, our project for reporting and collating data on cycling collisions and near misses, developed in collaboration with ITP. But what better time than now, when days are short and accidents

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Investments in open Earth observation data set to grow

A global trend towards open data, i.e. data that anyone can access, use and share without restriction is steadily replacing a previous tendency by governments to charge for Earth observations, especially satellite imagery. The Group on Earth Observations (GEO) was

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A Plethora of Data Set Repositories

These 19 ‘sets of data sets’ cover free or public data from various industries, including small and large, structured and unstructured data sets. Hone your data science and machine learning skills on these data sets, or use them for testing

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Baby names since 1904: how has yours performed?

Names: everyone’s got one but how has yours performed over the past 110 years? Are you a comeback kid, a disappearing act or a completely new entry? Find out using our interactive graphic that shows the top 100 names for baby

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Our Lives in Data – Science Museum Late Review

As mentioned previously on this blog, we were delighted to be involved in the ‘Late’ at the Science Museum on Wednesday August 31 as part of the ‘Our Lives in Data’ exhibition. It was great to see hundreds of people coming along to

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Poor Data Affects Africa’s Ability To Make The Right Policy Decisions

African policy makers are increasingly called on to use evidence-based research to inform development decisions. But this requires the rigorous collection of data as well as a coordinated system to disseminate it. This is why Kenya-based African Population Health Research

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Open Data Nation: Using Open Data to Integrate Predictive Analytics into City Operations

This story was originally published by Data-Smart City Solutions. One of the great promises of open government this decade has been that it can serve as a catalyst for a new civic-centered… [[ …

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Questioning Big Data: Crowdsourcing crisis data towards an inclusive humanitarian response

The aim of this paper is to critically explore whether crowdsourced Big Data enables an inclusive humanitarian response at times of crisis. We argue that all data, including Big Data, are socially constructed artefacts that reflect the contexts and processes

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Thinking Differently About Data

In late 2015, the City of Philadelphia released some very important information as open data. Continue reading on Medium »

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A data storyteller: a line of code that makes data narrate stories

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