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Will Big, Open Data Help Us Feel the Air?

This post is written by and contains the opinions of Christa Hasenkopf, co-founder of OpenAQ. Continue reading on Medium »

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Arguments for data transparency — a list for advocates

The benefits of openness can be found around the globe. In these past few years working with local transparency activists, I have been collecting examples on how opening up data (especially government data) can help improve our lives. What I’ve

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The 5 Biggest Buzzwords in Tech Right Now

The tech job jargon that attracts top applicants is as subject to changing tastes as the buzzwords found in any industry, perhaps even more so given the constant evolution of technology. Big data, virtual teams, and synergy are on the

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Moving beyond open data

Matt Hancock wants real-time data to underpin future spending decisions across governments. He’s quite right, says Adrian Brown, but taking a strategic approach will be vital “Digital technology means it’s much easier to hold a genuine iterative dialogue with the

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Share It (Data) and They Will Come: Crowdsourced Citywide IoT Network

I haven’t been as excited about anything for a long time as I am about a global revolution that began last week in Amsterdam! Cities are rapidly becoming the very visible and innovative laboratories for IoT innovation, which is logical,

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Public Sector News: Utilizing data and social media for public benefits

The week of August 10, 2015 was quite an interesting week in public sector news, especially in regard to education. A story about child geniuses destined for careers in cybersecurity is particularly noteworthy. And a passionate argument about data in

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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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Internet Of Earth Things

This is a post from the field on a National Geographic supported expedition to explore the Okavango River system from source to sand. 90 days, 1,000 miles, 3 countries, 2 rivers, 31 adventurers, 100% open data. Join us in real-time

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You Use Open Data Every Day

You’ve done your hair, you’ve picked out the perfect outfit and you’re set on making a great first impression. How long have I got? What tube should I get? How soon is the next bus? You check the CityMapper app

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An Open Data Startup

In that intense start up haze we occupy, the fact that OpenSensors has turned 1 this month completely passed me by! I feel that occasion should be marked with at least a post to reflect on how far we have come in a

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