Tag: infrastructure

Unlocking Multi-modal Transport using Big Data: India’s Eastern Corridor

Rail and waterways are the most environmentally friendly modes of transport. They also provide the backbone for accelerated economic growth since they are able to carry huge amounts of freight over longer distances and in an economically efficient manner. The

Posted in Benefits of open data, Big Data, Commercial opportunities, Data, Environment, Greater efficiency, Informing Decision-making, Posts from feeds, Research, Resilience Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , ,

RSS urges new commission to ‘consider data as infrastructure’

The RSS, together with the Open Data Institute, has written a letter to the chair of the new newly created National Infrastructure Commission, urging it to consider data as infrastructure that is fundamental to the operation of a modern society

Posted in Benefits of open data, Commercial opportunities, Data, Greater efficiency, Informing Decision-making, Innovation, Posts from feeds, Public safety, Saving money, Smart communities, Transparency Tagged with: , , , , ,

An Open Data Exploration of a Beautiful Autumn Drive in Utah

It’s easy to explore the nuts and bolts of the Beehive State’s infrastructure. Follow our data-centric journey up Big Cottonwood Canyon.

Posted in Benefits of open data, Posts from feeds, Quality of life Tagged with: , , , , ,

Port of Rotterdam preparing for annual World Port Hackaton

On September 4-5, the Port of Rotterdam is to hold the third edition of what has now become its annual World Port Hackaton. Hackers, programmers, stakeholders and enthusiasts are invited to attend the two-day event and join the teams. Together

Posted in Benefits of open data, Informing Decision-making, Innovation, Posts from feeds, Public safety, Resilience, Smart communities, Transparency Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Open data has major impact at the local level – new research

Michael Cañares, Open Data Lab Jakarta’s Regional Research Manager for Asia, writes on why his latest research as part of our Open Data in Developing Countries Phase 2 underlines the need for greater involvement of local governments in open data

Posted in Benefits of open data, Greater efficiency, Informing Decision-making, Posts from feeds, Smart communities, Transparency Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Comment: Addresses are part of Ireland’s national data infrastructure

ODI Associate Peter Wells shares his thoughts on why putting the right data infrastructure in place will help Ireland’s new postcode system, Eircode, meet Ireland’s needs in the future Addresses are a core and fundamental asset for any country. CC

Posted in Posts from feeds Tagged with: , , , , , , , ,

Q&A: What makes a great city?

A paper published this week in Journal of the Royal Society Interface, which combines mathematical modelling with London Crossrail, suggests that the greatest cities are those with the best connectedness. We spoke to the lead authors Dr Aaron Sim, Professor

Posted in Benefits of open data, Posts from feeds, Public Health, Quality of life, Resilience, Smart communities Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Who owns our data infrastructure?

Data is the raw material that will help us meet 21st century challenges: to reduce friction in our economy, increase our sustainability and create opportunities to innovate. Our data infrastructure is as important as our physical infrastructure. A strong data

Posted in Benefits of open data, Greater efficiency, Informing Decision-making, Posts from feeds, Smart communities, Transparency Tagged with: , , , , ,

Mayors Report Innovation Challenges at City Innovate Summit

San Francisco jump-started its inaugural City Innovate Summit on June 17 with an international group of mayors and city officials showcasing their latest initiatives and strategies to solve vexing civic challenges. San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee laid the groundwork for

Posted in Innovation, Posts from feeds Tagged with: , , , , , , , ,

#CODS15: Trends and attitudes in open data

[Summary: sharing slides from talk at Canadian Open Data Summit] The lovely folks at Open North were kind enough to invite me to give some opening remarks at the Canadian Open Data Summit in Ottawa today. The subject I was

Posted in Benefits of open data, Innovation, Posts from feeds, Smart communities, Transparency Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , ,