Data is playing an increasingly-prominent role in business as more records are made more easily available through open data portals and public APIs. Writing for DigitalGov back in April, Bill Brantley discussed the importance of government data to the US …

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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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Assuming you can find the right stone, how will you get the blood (or open data) out? Source: flickr/dj2lip (CC-BY-2.0) Why I want more open government data (we paid for it already!) As you might already know I’m a bit …

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Please find below the latest installment in The GovLab Index series, inspired by Harper’s Index. Previous installments of the Index include Prizes and Challenges, Measuring Impact with Evidence, The Data Universe, Participation and Civic Engagement and Trust in Institutions. “The …

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Annie goes with her convictions. She has strongly held beliefs about the world, and holds on to evidence that backs them up. She’s not certain about everything of course, but she gets most of her information from a limited range …

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In the past decade, there has been growing concern over the numbers of bees buzzing around our countryside. Bees are one of the major groups of insects responsible for carrying pollen from one plant to another to ensure the growth …

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Mariela paid a meter for two hours to park on Amsterdam Avenue in Condesa, a trendy neighborhood in the middle of Mexico City. She paid with coins, and claimed to have returned shortly before her paid time was up, only …

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Homelessness among young people is three times higher than government figures suggest, according to a major study by University of Cambridge housing experts.This does not include the one in five youngsters who ‘sofa surf’ – a hidden homelessness in the …

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Hey folks, This month we’d like to take a diversion from our usual report update and instead talk about CKAN’s DataStore extension (however – for the record – another 269 datasets were added in July). The extension enables data.gov.au to …

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