Remixing open data policies can be beneficial for cities. (Image credit: OpenGov Foundation’s Madison project.) Sunlight recently announced Open Data Policies Decoded, a new web resource developed in partnership with the OpenGov Foundation to help connect great policy solutions to …

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Larry Peiperl and Peter Hotez at PLOS: “The spreading epidemic of Zika virus, with its putative and alarming associations with Guillain-Barre syndrome and infant microcephaly, has arrived just as several initiatives have come into place to minimize delays in sharing the …

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Waco, Texas, became the fourth What Works City, and the fourth city in Texas, to pass an open data policy. Following in the footsteps of recent open data policies in Jackson, Miss., Kansas City, Mo., and Mesa, Ariz., Resolution 2015-756 …

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This is the first in a series of posts about an event: Using Data as a policy maker, which was held in Winchester, in November 2015. Using data for policy – Aha! Wearing my ‘Open Data Aha!‘ hat*, I teamed …

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In July, we told you about the earnest plans of the federal government regarding Open Data. Today, we’re happy to share the federal Open Data policy. Here’s a short summary. Below the summary, we’ve linked to the original policies. We’re …

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Fabrizio Scrollini at IODC: “As the international open data charter  gains momentum  in the context of the wider development agenda related to the sustainable development goals set by the United Nations, a pertinent question to ask is: will open data policies contribute …

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It has been a busy few data months since GovHack! The new WA Whole-of-Government Open Data Policy was formally launched by Minister for Finance; Mines and Petroleum, the Hon. Bill Marmion MLA, at the recent GovHack in Perth. As Landgate is …

Open Data WA Update September 2015 Read more »

2014 chloropleth of Open Data Barometer Readiness and Impact   I joined the School of Data in April as one of the fellows for 2015. As a data scientist and software developer who had moved back to Accra in August …

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Open Data was the topic for the June DGs Forum. At the forum, Landgate Chief Executive Mike Bradford discussed the value and benefits of open data and the practical implementation steps underway to unlock the economic and innovative potential from …

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