Open Data

Two cheers for UN transparency

From buying vaccines to leasing helicopters, the UN agreed more than 30,000 contracts worth a total of $17.7 billion last year. But if you want to …

IOM

Choosing schools made easy with new school picking app

SINGAPORE: With the launch of a new web application, choosing schools may become an easier task for students and their parents.<p>School Picker, which …

Education

Why do cities get smarter? Learn from these smart city examples - IoT Agenda

When it comes to making cities smart, some cities are better positioned or equipped to make the leap than others. What makes a city more inclined to …

Smart Cities

From Research to Results: The Next Wave of Tools For Planning Resilient Cities

{sidebar1}How do leaders create resilient cities— those that are able to adapt to changes and disturbances, whether they be natural disasters, …

Nextwave

Introducing Omaha Parks

A couple of weeks ago, I participated in Mozilla’s Global Sprint. My project, Omaha Parks, sought to map the city’s parks and open spaces and allow …

Omaha

Public Data Is More Important Than Ever–And Now It’s Easier To Find

The data mining start-up Enigma is launching a redesigned site that makes vast troves of open data easier to search and analyze.<p>Public data, in theory, is meant to be accessible to everyone. But in practice, even finding it can be near impossible, to say nothing of figuring out what to do with it …

Big Data

This year's Open Data Challenge did not disappoint

This year’s <b>Open Data Challenge</b> at <b>1313 Innovation</b> featured a major new incentive: $17,500 in grant money from the <b>Delaware Department of State</b>.<p>The …

Delaware

To Cloud or not to Cloud...

…that is the question. Many vendors who provide software solutions to government are making large investments in moving their solutions to a cloud or …

Data Breach

Government’s open data gets $7.2 million boost

Press Release – New Zealand Government New Zealanders will get access to more open data, with $7.2 million earmarked for the next three years to …

Big Data

Census preps open data site for 2020 information

Census is working to make data.census.gov more interactive and give customers better access to data.

Government Technology

Taiwan retains top spot in Global Open Data Index

Taiwan retained top spot for the second year running among 94 surveyed countries in the latest Global Open Data Index published June 15 by U.K.-based …

Big Data

Taiwan remains No. 1 in latest global open data ranking | Economics | FOCUS TAIWAN - CNA ENGLISH NEWS

Taipei, June 16 (CNA) Taiwan has maintained its top spot in the Global Open Data Index for a second consecutive year, according to the latest index …

China

Edmonton's new 'smart city' data network aims to arm citizens with the facts

A volunteer group of tech experts is creating a low-cost network of sensors in Edmonton that could level the playing field in favour of local …

Canadian News

Smart Cities Need Open Data and a Willingness to Test and Learn

Open data platforms and the desire of a new generation of leaders are helping to transform many “dumb,” or developing, cities across the world into …

These Maps Do More Than Just Give Directions

Generally, city maps are used for navigating streets and subways but do little to inform about the experiences of a city. That’s where Tags and the …

Maps

What's New in Civic Tech: Amazon Announces ‘City on a Cloud' Innovation Challenge Winners

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has named 19 winners throughout three award categories — “Best Practices,” “Dream Big” and “Partners in Innovation” — …

Government Technology

The Global State of Open Data

I wrote recently about a fascinating new report by the European Data Portal that examined the state of open data throughout Europe. The paper reveals …

DevOps

IBM to apply Watson IoT to BMW CarData

IBM is teaming up with BMW in order to provide the tech for parts of the car manufacturers open data platform, CarData.Big Blue is a pilot partner to …

IBM Watson

Missouri Governor Affirms State's Commitment to Open Data

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Commitment to open data and cybersecurity alike must start at the very top, panelists told the more than 330 people who …

Government Technology

Plan to Deliver Authoritative Pan-European Open Data Services Unveiled

Plan to Deliver Authoritative Pan-European Open Data Services Unveiled - 13/06/2017<p>Members of EuroGeographics have unveiled plans for pan-European …

Northern Ireland backs open data for schools’ projects

Department of Finance awards £20,000 to competition winners to develop educational tools using government portal

Big Data

Cities Turn to Public Input to Shape Open Data Policy

In recent weeks, four cities have begun to actively solicit public input as they draft or hone open data policies — a practice that government …

Big Data

Open data is about people, not just innovation

In the Philippines, <i>ustadz</i> — Islamic teachers — were struggling without enough resources to deliver quality education.<p>Although funds were available …

Big Data

Hack Nights Are a Civic Good

Reflections on three years of building San Jose’s civic tech community<p>This spring, Code for San Jose turned three years old. In addition to …

San Jose

Open data: what SA cities can learn from New York

A city is its people and the outcomes of the decisions and actions they can and do take individually or as groups. These outcomes, decisions and …

Big Data

Open Data: Choking India’s Innovation Pipe - The Ken

Sign up for free to read this story right now.<p>Sign up to read this story for free right away<p>Stories on <i>The Ken</i> are available only for its subscribers. …

Innovation

Interview with Huawei Global Chief Public Safety Expert: The Road to Collaborative Public Safety

I live in Atlanta. It’s a great place to live. But unfortunately, we’re famous for more than southern hospitality and juicy Georgia peaches. We’re …

Smart Cities

Federal innovation guidance fails on open data, open dialogue, says GAO

Governmentwide guidance for implementing open innovation strategies is particularly inefficient when addressing agency challenges in open data …

NASA

Reaching the Next Level of Open Data Maturity – Arriving at Open Data 3.0

In this special guest feature, Adnan Mahmud, Founder and CEO at LiveStories, discusses the next phase of development in the open data movement, what …

Big Data

Oman first at the GCC level in open data watch

<b>Muscat:</b> Oman, represented by the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI) came first at the GCC level and 8th at the West Asia level …

Big Data