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

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,

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Small multiples vs. animated GIFs for showing changes in fertility rates over time

A couple weeks ago, Stephen Holzman shared an animated GIF on /r/DataIsBeautiful that caught my eye. The GIF showed the evolution of fertility rates of the U.S. and Japan between 1947 and 2010, which starts right in the middle of

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What Open Data Can Do for Africa’s Growing Population

  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, and just

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What Open Data can do for Africa’s growing population?

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, and just like last time, his talk was sharp,

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What We Can Learn from the First Internet of Things City

As cities across the globe continue to struggle with issues related to skyrocketing populations, they should pay close attention to what Intel is doing in Dublin. Before construction has been completed, most new housing developments feature a model home to

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The future of the world’s population in 4 charts

Last week, the UN released updated population figures and projections. I just had a chance to go through them and the great key findings document (PDF, 1MB) that accompanies them. But before I dive in, how accurate are these projections?

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Engaging more data actors in the Philippines for disaster response

Whenever there is an emergency in the Philippines, various organisations and institutions organise themselves into emergency clusters and working groups to increase the effectiveness of the response. One of the crucial elements of disaster response is information management. In various emergency contexts,

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Visualizing population density

(This article was first published on Decision Science News » R, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers) MANHATTAN IS MORE EXTREME THAN YOU THINK IN POPULATION DENSITY Slinging numbers around all day, one adage we believe is that most surprising statistics

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Data Lab Link Roundup: Data impacts, satellite economics, bitsquatting, a favorite number, giving trees email addresses and more…

An example of a bit-error changing a URL as part of Artem Dinaburg’s bitsquatting post   Here are some (of the rather a lot of) things that caught our attention last week. Brandon Rishel’s “Cartographers Without Borders” map has been doing

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On World Population Day, I’m older than 54% of the world’s population. What about you?

How do you fit into the global population distribution? via population.io I’m a huge fan of demography. I think it’s vital to understand the changing size, structure and distribution of the world’s population in order to make sense of pretty

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