Tag: The Guardian

This interactive map lets you watch who commutes to your city every day

In his latest round-up of urban data visualisations, Max Galka reduces English and Welsh commuters to animated dots, reimagines New York as a video game, and explores Lisbon with the ‘graffiti grannies’ If you’ve ever found yourself packed like a

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How open data helps citizens to know the law

Projects in the UK and US give people easy access to court judgments so they know their rights before seeking legal advice When Callum Murray’s painting contractor’s business was owed a considerable amount of money by two clients seven years

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Open data set to reshape charity and activism in 2016

From improved data literacy to the adoption of data by civil groups, experts share their thoughts on what this year will hold for the open data community In 2015 the EU launched the world’s first international data portal, the Chinese

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Interview for The Guardian on why open data doesn’t mean open government

I was recently interviewed for a piece in The Guardian about “Why open data doesn’t mean open government”. Here’s the section of the interview from which the article quotes: It is critical to remember the distinction between ‘open data’ and

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Why open data doesn’t mean open government

China and Russia are beginning to selectively share state information with the public, but democracy requires more than just data Demand for open data in China is gaining traction despite the country’s traditionally closed approach to government. Although there’s no

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Will politicians embrace open data at the COP21 climate talks?

As delegates prepare to descend on Paris, scientists launch groundbreaking initiatives to monitor climate change At the end of the month, world governments will convene at the UN COP21 conference in Paris for the next round of binding emission commitments

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Guardian features GODAN’s work on open data to combat global food shortage

Today the Guardian publishes an in-depth feature on the importance of open data in achieving food security and its vital role in helping to combat hunger in an era of population growth. Use cases from the GODAN/ODI discussion paper ‘how can

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Can open data prevent a global food shortage?

With the world’s population set to grow to nearly 10 billion by 2050, pioneering farmers look to open data for eco-friendly solutions As the world goes from seven billion mouths to feed to nearly 10 billion by 2050, the pressure

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OKF Deutschland’s ambitious open data mission

Walter Palmetshofer speaks about the foundation’s drive to make the German government more transparent “Once politicians see open data has an economic value it will be easier to argue the case for open data,” says Walter Palmetshofer of the Open

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Opening doors to open data at the University of Southampton

While advancing research into open data, the university has also become a role model for its adoption ODINE, The Open Data Incubator for Europe, is at the heart of the EU’s ambitious programme to support open data across Europe. Over

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