Tag: Transparency

Open is a means, not a movement

In the humble beginnings of the GNU and Linux projects, open source was a primitive and narrowly-defined idea. It applied only to programming, and was a largely legal designation that sought to guarantee that source code remained available to users

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Peer Reviewing Our Data Stories

By Ariana Giorgi, Christine Zhang SRCCON peers, reviewing. (Erik Westra) As journalists who analyze data for stories, we strive to hold ourselves accountable to a high standard of accuracy. But checking our work is rarely a straightforward process… Read the

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How a Small Municipality Shows the Way with Open Data

In 2014/2015 my colleague Frank and I worked with the Province of North-Holland and 9 municipalities in that province to position open data as a policy instrument: around specific local issues we woul…

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Open Government Data Case Study – Kamo Place Race

(Printable PDF version) Town planning made lean and agile Who: Whangarei District Council’s District Planning Team What: A regulatory Town Plan for Kamo in Northland, New Zealand Where: https://www.facebook.com/kamoplacerace Why: The council was required under statute to review each provision

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Cambridgeshire Insight: spreading the net for open data

Feature: One of the Government’s ‘champion’ projects is now providing the scope for the proactive use of data from a range of local sources

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Panama Papers: Time to get on the front foot against corruption

Today, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) will release a searchable database of over 200,000 companies, trusts, foundations and funds incorporated in 21 tax havens from Hong Kong to Nevada. This data reveals a network of offshore companies and

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New blog post – ‘Over-politeness is the fatal flaw of the open data movement’ – https://t.co/jurfsJNoTp

Tom Steinberg New blog post – ‘Over-politeness is the fatal flaw of the open data movement’ – https://t.co/jurfsJNoTp ★ Reply | Retweet | Favorite

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Using data visualisation tools to provide local context for decision making and meet open data aspirations

The Cambridgeshire Research Group has created several interactive atlases combining local and national open data with a range of InstantAtlas data visualisation analysis tools. It has been working to establish a local data portal called Cambridgeshire Insight Open Data as

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Making Police Data Open: Use of Force & Complaints in Context

Last year, Indianapolis Police Department officers working the middle shift in the Eastern District received at least twice as many… Continue reading on Medium »

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Statement to Parliament: Open and transparent government

This government is committed to making government more transparent, so taxpayers can hold the state to account both on how their money is being spent and how decisions are made which affect their lives. The Freedom of Information Act is

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