“Building useful open data” in Ants’ playground

… or at least what we think about it. Continue reading on Medium »

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data.gov.au July 2015 report

Hey folks, This month we’d like to take a diversion from our usual report update and instead talk about CKAN’s DataStore extension (however – for the record – another 269 datasets were added in July). The extension enables data.gov.au to

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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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NIAssembly Open Data – #opendata #ni #spark #clojure

Data From Stormont The Northern Ireland Assembly has opened up a fair chunk of data as a web service, returning results in either XML or JSON format. And from first plays with it, it’s rather well put together. What I’ve

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Open Singularity – Civil Service Innovation Challenge

This morning I came across this Civil Service Innovation Challenge that offers the opportunity to win a trip to California to undertake the Singularity University ‘Executive Program’. Singularity University is a slightly odd Silicon Valley corporate learning start-up with some

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Exploring ‘Rivers of Data’

This week saw the beta release of the Environment Agency’s flood data APIs and 4 new open data products from Ordnance Survey including the detailed OS Open Map – Local and the new OS Open Rivers network data. Alex Coley’s

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SPARQL and Shine

Did you know that you can extract information held on Wikipedia in a dataset? DBpedia makes it all possible. I wondered if I could write a query to extract details of disused stations in Scotland and map them. About DBpedia

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