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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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Why We Do What We Do

Why we do what we do. No, not the name of a wonderfully named new mySociety product, instead it’s an excuse for me to take stock of where we are and where we go next. Inevitably over the past decade

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‘EveryPolitician’ provides open data on parliaments around the globe

EveryPolitician, an aptly named new project from Poplus and mySociety, has a simple yet arduous mission: collect and share data about every single politician in the world. It’s a bold initiative, but the project is well on its way to

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OpenPlanning is making planning applications more accessible

If you’ve got a problem with your planning applications, we’ve got a little something for you… Back in September, we wrote about our project with Hampshire Hub to build a prototype, open source web application that would help members of

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YourNextRepresentative: helping inform the Argentine electorate

Remember the UK General Election? Yes, we know it’s a distant memory now, and you’ve probably forgotten YourNextMP, too. But the project is far from dormant! YourNextMP successfully crowd-sourced information on every election candidate, and made it available as open

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Making an impact

At the heart of open data is the belief that information is empowering and allows citizens to hold their governments to account. The idea that transparency promotes good governance is so widely accepted that few people dare question it. But

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The story of ScenicOrNot

Take a look out of the window. How would you rate the view, on a scale of one to ten? Your response can probably tell us a little about the beauty, or otherwise, of the area around you. That’s the

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100 parliaments as open data, ready for you to use

This post was written by Myfanwy Nixon and originally appeared on mySociety’s blog.    If you need data on the people who make up your parliament, another country’s parliament, or indeed all parliaments, you may be in luck. Every Politician,

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100 parliaments as open data, ready for you to use

If you need data on the people who make up your parliament, another country’s parliament, or indeed all parliaments, you may be in luck. Every Politician, the latest Poplus project, aims to collect, store and share information about every parliament

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Introducing Gender Balance, the game that sorts the women from the boys

From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, there are over 180 parliaments in the world — but what percentage of their members are female? The crazy thing is, there’s no definitive figure*. So we created Gender Balance, an easy game that crowd-sources gender

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