Tag: Monitoring

Twitter and Paris’ Plume Labs launch pigeons with air pollution sensors over skies of London

Perhaps it was only a matter of time before Twitter actually started working with real, live birds. The company with a bird logo and that gave us the “tweet” has partnered with Plume Labs of Paris and DigitasLBi to launch a

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How can open data publishers monitor usage?

Some open data publishers require a user to register with their portal or provide other personal information before downloading a dataset. For example: the recently launched Consumer Data Research …

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Can Open Data Help Save the Amazon?

“The bathroom’s down the hall,” Gustavo Faleiros tells me, as we speak one June afternoon in his sunny São Paulo apartment. “But there’s no running water.” Residents of his building in the middle-class neighborhood of Pompéia have agreed to alternate

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Engaging more data actors in the Philippines for disaster response

Whenever there is an emergency in the Philippines, various organisations and institutions organise themselves into emergency clusters and working groups to increase the effectiveness of the response. One of the crucial elements of disaster response is information management. In various emergency contexts,

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Help us Follow the Money

Did you know that nine out of ten Africans do not have adequate access to their government’s budget documents? Why is this a problem? Secrecy around how public money is used often leads to corruption, poor quality delivery of services

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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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Reducing errors and delays in collecting millions of World Food Programme data points

Dennis Kinambuga is a Monitoring and Evaluation Officer with the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC), where he supports the monitoring and evaluation of the World Food Programme’s Purchase for Progress project in 17 countries. In his guest post on Nafundi‘s

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