CKAN is a powerful open-source data portal platform which provides out-of-the-box tools that allow data producers to make data easily accessible and reusable by everyone. Making CKAN as Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) has been a key factor in …

120+ CKAN Portals in the Palm of Your Hand. Via the Open Data Companion (ODC) Read more »

Last week at the Canberra meetup we were joined by Stephen Gates to discuss the Global Open Data Census. After organising a demo of the update process we’ve produced the following video to give everyone an easy to follow walkthrough …

Walkthrough for 2015 Global Open Data Census Updates Read more »

Here is the live interactive Dashboard showing the Patients Waiting times per Specialties for each Hospital in Ireland. It gives a better understanding over the Irish Health system and can definitely help patient management before and after enrolling for their procedure. Imagine having …

Ireland’s Hospital Waiting List Read more »

Lately, I have been thinking more and more about how to better sell the value proposition of Open Data. In researching the topic, I came across an event organised by the Open Knowledge Foundation Australia entitled Open Data and Digital …

Open Data and Digital Services – Foundations for a New Information Economy Read more »

We’re pleased to announce a new report, “Open Budget Data: Mapping the Landscape” undertaken as a collaboration between Open Knowledge, the Global Initiative for Financial Transparency and the Digital Methods Initiative at the University of Amsterdam. Download the PDF. The …

New Report: “Open Budget Data: Mapping the Landscape” Read more »

As part of our work on the PASTEUR4OA project we have been creating a series of data visualisations using data from ROARMAP. ROARMAP, or the Registry of Open Access Repository Mandates and Policies is a searchable international registry charting the …

PASTEUR4OA Data Visualisations Read more »

It’s rare to come across a gem like Code4SA, a Cape Town based organisation which uses data and technology to change lives.  They combine strong developer skills with an impressive ability to bring together all the right people-technologists, civil society, journalists …

Corporate corruption, data journalism for social justice and working with government-piloting new approaches with Code4SA Read more »

The Global Open Data Index measures and benchmarks the openness of government data around the world, and then presents this information in a way that is easy to understand and easy to use. Each year the open data community and …

Global Open Data Index 2015 is open for submissions Read more »

Our first ever Open Education Around the World post was written in September 2013: Open Education India. It highlighted work going on in India to improve education using Open Education approaches such as the open licensing of textbooks through the …

Open Education India #2 Read more »