The US Government’s largest civilian linked open data web service is scheduled to go dark at 12noon US ET Friday 28-April 2017. 23-April 2017 — Last week, after numerous conversations with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Environmental Information (OEI), and various …

US EPA Orders Turn-Off of Open Data Service on 28-Apr-2017 Read more »

Buildings in Manchester City Centre (not) coloured according to their energy rating I was going through the recently-released energy performance certificate data, and wanted to join the ranks of people who’ve made awesome things with the data. One of the things I …

EPCs in 3D — Help needed! Read more »

African policy makers are increasingly called on to use evidence-based research to inform development decisions. But this requires the rigorous collection of data as well as a coordinated system to disseminate it. This is why Kenya-based African Population Health Research …

Poor Data Affects Africa’s Ability To Make The Right Policy Decisions Read more »

  I’m surprised to be writing this piece. I’m surprised because a public-interest technology project led by Foundation Center, GlobalGiving, GuideStar, and TechSoup — and supported by luminary funders like the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the William and Flora …

Building a Better BRIDGE: Open Infrastructure for the Social Sector Read more »

Opening up and linking data is becoming a priority for many data producers because of institutional requirements, or to consume data in newer applications, or simply to keep pace with current development. Since 2014, this priority has gaining momentum with …

Webinar: Implementing Linked Data in Low-Resource Conditions Read more »

As I work through the XML, tab & comma separated, and spreadsheet strewn landscape of federal government data as part of my Adopta.Agency work, I’m constantly reminded of how the data being published is often retribution, more than it is …

Being a Data Janitor and Cleaning Up Data Portability Vomit Read more »

Summary NZ’s Action Plan is amongst the least ambitious of all 65 member countries in the OGP, and the process by which it was developed and is being implemented is a long way from the ‘co-creation’ between government and civil …

New Zealand and the OGP Read more »

This week, many of us have been gripped by the story of thousands of people, mostly from Syria, trying to travel from Hungary to Germany via Austria. The story reminded me of an earlier refugee crisis. I grew up in …

From open borders to open data Read more »

This is the second in a blog series discussing potential data futures and how they affect data infrastructure. The first in the series outlines why we are considering three potential data futures In this blog we consider a locked-down future, …

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