By chance, I spotted a tweet this evening from @owenboswarva pointing to a #DVLA data release: number of licence holders with penalty points, broken down by postcode district [link] | #FOI #opendata. A quick search turned up some DfT driving …

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This post is the third post in our Decoding Open Data series. The foundation of this series is our slideshare, which examines the open dataset and provides key insights and analytics about the 2011 Census.  Decoding Open Data: 2011 Indian Census …

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To tie in with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals summit later this week, the OU teamed up with production company Wingspan Productions and data raconteur Professor Hans Rosling to produce a second “Don’t Panic” lecture performance that airs on BBC2 …

Don’ Panic – The Latest OU/Hans Rosling Co-Pro Has (Almost) Arrived… Read more »

Demographics Britain England’s North Sheffield: Is this Britain’s third city? (Hint: No.) Image: Mick Knapton/Wikimedia Commons. The other day, over on that Twitter, I was invited (no, really, I was) to help settle an argument: how big is Sheffield? A …

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For years, the Irving, Texas, Police Department has worked to become more diverse. Recruiters have traveled to predominately black and Latino colleges across the state, attended cultural events and forged relationships with high schools to pitch students on law enforcement …

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“8 million foreigners living in Britain” Daily Telegraph, 26 August 2015 Tomorrow’s release of statistics on migration is front page news today, but the Telegraph’s splash oversimplifies a little. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) is expected to announce on 27 August that the …

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Demographics Britain Liverpool city centre. Image: Open Street Map. In 1999, the Richard Rogers’ landmark Urban Task Force report set the agenda for inner-city densification and brownfield regeneration in the UK. Since then, we’ve seen significant economic and demographic change in the …

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This post is the first post in our Decoding Open Data series. The foundation of this series is our slideshare, which examines the open dataset and provides key insights and analytics about the 2011 Census.  Decoding Open Data: 2011 Indian …

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This post is the first post in our Decoding Open Data series. The foundation of this series is our slideshare, which examines the open dataset and provides key insights and analytics about the 2011 Census.  Decoding Open Data: 2011 Indian …

We Bet You Don’t Know Why the Indian Census Was Created Read more »

By Luda Bujoreanu Cross posted from the IC4D Blog Back in June I rushed to take a front seat at one of the World Bank conference rooms to hear Dr. Hans Rosling speak. We had met years ago in Moldova, …

What Open Data Can Do for Africa’s Growing Population Submitted by Luda Bujoreanu On Wed, 08/19/2015 Read more »