Tag: environment

Newest Environment Datasets

Our environment hack day is upon us! While we finalise the last minute preparations, we thought it would be useful to give a quick overview of the new and updated datasets that have been published this week. Geographical Data On Monday we…

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Arguments for data transparency — a list for advocates

The benefits of openness can be found around the globe. In these past few years working with local transparency activists, I have been collecting examples on how opening up data (especially government data) can help improve our lives. What I’ve

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NSW Office of Environment and Heritage switches to open data

The NSW Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) has worked to improve access to its BioNet database, which includes data on biodiversity, endangered species and native vegetation.

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Here’s How Many People Die Each Day in China Because of Its Filthy Air

Air pollution is killing about 1.6 million people every year in China, or nearly 4,400 people every day, accounting for seventeen percent of all the country’s deaths, a new study has found. Researchers from the University of California, Berkeley found

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Internet Of Earth Things

This is a post from the field on a National Geographic supported expedition to explore the Okavango River system from source to sand. 90 days, 1,000 miles, 3 countries, 2 rivers, 31 adventurers, 100% open data. Join us in real-time

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Farming it out: Is Defra’s latest open data push the shape of things to come?

Environment secretary Liz Truss has hailed Defra’s new Open Data Initiative as the biggest ever “data give-away” by government. But what will it mean in practice? Mark Rowe reports It’s a sunny day and canoeists across England head for the

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Are you ready for disruption?

July 15 2015 | General | UK | Last week, Elizabeth Truss MP, the UK’s Environment Secretary, announced that over the next year virtually all of her department’s data will be opened up for full and public access – amounting to more

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Making the most of data: making data more open

A while back, I published an article on the use of open data sets, covering some of the things that were already being done and what may be possible in the near- to mid-term.  After this was published, David Patterson

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