Open Data

Research Tools: OpenCorporates Database Adds Records About 10 Million French Companies

OpenCorporates (the largest open database of companies in the world) currently contains data about more than 134 million companies located in a …

How open data fuels key business sectors

At the end of July, the Office of Management and Budget and the Center for Open Data Enterprise co-hosted a Roundtable on Open Data for Economic …

Big Data

New Government Open Data Portal Launches for Charlottesville, UVA

Henry Graff joined the NBC29 news team in July 2003. He currently reports during the week and anchors the NBC29 News at 10 on CW29. You can connect …

How Healthcare Big Data Analytics Helps Build Smart Societies

August 14, 2017 - Healthcare providers often have little choice but to focus completely on conquering the constant stream of EHR grunt work, …

Big Data

On Being a Civic Data Scientist

I am very pleased to share that I landed a job as a data scientist at the City of Boston, specifically on the Citywide Analytics Team. I am excited …

Big Data

Opinion: How to make open data live up to its potential

Kenyan election<p>Yemen crisis<p>The rise of Chinese aid<p>US development policy<p>Global Views<p><b>Data for development</b><p>Opinion: How to make open data live up to its …

Big Data

Building open data capacity in Tanzania – the story of two years of training and support | News | Open Data Institute

by<p><i>As part of our mission to help businesses and governments around the world get data to people who need it, we have worked with the World Bank over</i> …

Big Data

Austin opens data to transportation projects

The city expands it open data services with a site designed to track $720 million in transportation and mobility improvements.

Government Technology

Who Will Use Open Data?

Who is open science for, and why should you care?

Big Data

How Amazon plans to dominate the real estate game

by Greg Dickason<p>Amazon now has a real estate agent referral service, so how fast will it game the real estate market?<p>Technology is getting cheaper …

Real Estate

Ireland Opens E-Health Open Data Portal

I've written extensively about the growing importance of data in healthcare in the past year, and it's pleasing to see that changes are slowly beginning to emerge in the sector.<p>The latest of these comes from Ireland, where an open data portal has been launched by eHealth Ireland. The portal aims to …

Machine Learning

Weird and wonderful ways Open Data is unearthing Edmonton information

What book is the most popular at Edmonton libraries? What neighbourhood has the most pet dogs? All these numbers — and about 1,400 more — are …

Big Data

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Since President Donald Trump took office in January, thousands of government records that were previously public have gone offline—from a massive …

Liberal View

Ghana: Use of Data Is Critical to Achieving SDGs

[Ghanaian Chronicle] In a bid to spur inclusive development that leaves no one behind, the United Nations (UN) has set very high targets in the …

Sustainable Development Goals

Rise of the Government Chatbot

A robot uprising has begun, except instead of overthrowing mankind so as to usher in a bleak yet efficient age of cold judgment and colder steel, …


Fun data: open data that is fun to analyse

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Data Science

Vacancies in the ESA Climate Office | CCI Open Data Portal

There are currently two vacancies in the ESA Climate Office, ECSAT, UK for 1) an oceanographer and 2) a science communication specialist. Details of …


The hidden costs of open data

Publicly sharing municipal data -- and geospatial data in particular -- can lead to indirect costs and complications, a new report warns.

Big Data

iSchool Alumnus Launches DataCuse, Providing Public Access to City Data

Last week, the City of Syracuse announced the launch of a public data portal, DataCuse, that provides open access to batches of city data. The new …

Big Data

Supporting data for development: applications open for a new innovation fund

I’m pleased to announce that applications are now open for the second round of a new data innovation fund which was announced last month at the UN’s …


Report: What States Are the Best for Data Innovation?

In the premiere edition of a new report, a nonprofit think tank has recognized states for their innovation when it comes to data.<i>The Best States for</i> …

Big Data

Why cities must look to private-sector data sources

Data, as most anyone in IT will tell you, is driving innovation. Vast troves of data are at the heart of developments involving artificial …

Big Data

Open Source Data: Just How Open Is Taiwan's Government?

When the Global Open Data Index released their latest worldwide ranking on openness of government data earlier this summer, Taiwan topped the list …

Big Data

Illinois regulators finalize open data framework for utilities

Customer advocates say Illinois is the first state to set guidelines for what kind of information is shared and how it is protected.

Big Data

Avenue Calgary releases list of best neighbourhoods for 2017

What's the top community in Calgary? Avenue Calgary released its annual ranking on Wednesday.


This map uses open data to show you the safest places to park your car

The UK’s Co-Op Insurance wants you to be able to park your car without it getting stolen. The best way to accomplish that is to make an informed decision about where is safe.<p>With that in mind, it’s released a new web-based tool called Park Smart, which uses open data published by the Home Office, …

What happened to Trump's war on data?

One major anxiety about the new administration hasn't come to pass—but the White House is learning to use numbers to its advantage.<p>On May 16, three months' worth of data vanished quietly from the website of the U.S. Census Bureau. The figures included age, sex and employment data, crucial for …


How cloud can take open data to new heights

By removing the storage and transmission barriers, agencies are seeing the use of their datasets explode.

Big Data

Opening the Flow of Water Data

By Joshua Zaffos<p>Four decades ago, water managers and utility employees didn’t have much in the way of data. Water metering to measure homes’ and …

Big Data

New map pinpoints Edmonton's edible fruit trees

Trees can be used as a way to connect communities, says map's creator