French Economy and Industry Minister Emmanuel Macron and British Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne have announced the creation of a new joint UK-France Data Taskforce, while visiting the accelerator start-up ‘TheFamily’ in Paris. The new taskforce is expected to enhance UK-France …

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Originally published on 28th July 2015 The majority of open data portals online today are confined to information from a single city government or political jurisdiction.  For researchers, policymakers, or other data portal users, this can create problems: we know …

Plenario: Changing How We Use Open Data Read more »

William Gibson, the science fiction writer who coined the term “cyberspace,” once said: “The future is already here — it’s just not very evenly distributed.” That may be exactly the way to look at the selection of disruptive technologies we …

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Here are some things that caught our attention last week: Matt Gray points out that American NOAA Weather Satellites transmit pictures via FM radio at 137MHz. Which, as Matt demonstrates, means you could use a $12 USB dongle and a laptop to …

Data Lab Link Roundup: Worm wars, csvkit, machine learning platforms, Jeep hacking, and a $12 satellite imagery receiver Read more »

  USDA, Microsoft to Launch “Innovation Challenge” to Address Food Resiliency $60,000 in Prizes Offered for Most Creative Applications Using USDA Open Data WASHINGTON, July 24, 2015 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is partnering with Microsoft to launch …

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As politicians promise more and more open data to solve our problems, there is one big gap in our understanding: who is really using it? By their very nature users of open data are hard to track down. Looking at …

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Data From Stormont The Northern Ireland Assembly has opened up a fair chunk of data as a web service, returning results in either XML or JSON format. And from first plays with it, it’s rather well put together. What I’ve …

NIAssembly Open Data – #opendata #ni #spark #clojure Read more »

This post follows up on a public request made to the government to open up high impact public data sets for the benefit of Ireland’s citizens and economy on April 14th, 2014. The ‘Open Data Wishlist’ of high impact data …

Irish Open Data Wishlist – Ireland falling behind its Open Data promises and international best practice Read more »

Cities around the world are now able to apply for a slice of $164 million from The Rockefeller Foundation in its 100 Resilient Cities Challenge. The opening of the third and final round of this challenge was announced yesterday at …

City Leaders: $164m Up For Grabs in the 3rd 100 Resilient Cities Challenge Read more »

Robyn Caplan is one of ten 2015 Milton Wolf Emerging Scholar Fellows, an accomplished group of doctoral and advanced MA candidates selected to attend the 2015 Milton Wolf Seminar. Their posts highlight critical themes and on-going debates raised during the …

On the geopolitics of “platforms” Read more »