Open Data

4 Steps to Finding Your Data

So, you have identified a fascinating new problem to solve with data. You correctly started with a problem and not the data. It seems both beneficial …

Data Science

Syner-Med Improves Sales Execution with Veeva OpenData

Source: imported from this press release.<p>Veeva Systems today announced that Syner-Med (PP) Ltd, a fast-growing U.K. pharmaceutical company, is using …

Stocks

City dumps Socrata’s ‘open data’ program

An attempt to build an open data portal ended badly Oct. 26 when the City of Bellevue sent a letter to its service provider alleging the city had …

Morgenthaler

Teaching Statistics in the Age of Open Science

With a grant from the APS Teaching Fund, <b>Kevin P. McIntyre</b> has created a website that guides students through the reproduction of analyses in …

Research

Legacy Open Data Sets Now Available | AuthentiCity

We’re very pleased to announce that legacy versions of the City’s open data sets are now available through our online database.<p>The City of …

Big Data

Open Data Camp 5: looking back – One Man & His Blog

A few weeks ago, I did a weekend’s liveblogging at Open Data Camp 5 in Belfast, alongside the team from Drawnalism. Matt has written the event up on …

Big Data

CMS Open Data: Plotting an Invariant Mass Histogram in R

In this repo, you will find introductions to both the R programming language and to a simple analysis with R using CMS Open Data from the CERN Open …

Python Programming

EU nations making major progress in elevating Open Data

The number of countries that are spearheading the implementation of Open Data policies has nearly doubled this year.Capgemini Consulting’s third …

Big Data

Building World-Class Information in Los Angeles through Connected Data Leadership

Inspiring cultural change is always challenging, but with the right leadership, inclusion and innovation can become driving forces for change and …

Big Data

Software student hacking his way to the top

Hailing from Bangalore (Bengaluru) in southern India, Karthik studied computer science at Michigan State University in the United States and worked …

University of Sydney

So where is SA on the open data journey?

SA is behind on its commitments to make "open data" more easily accessible to its citizens, despite having signed an undertaking to do so.<p>The term …

Big Data

Biden stumps for open data in the fight against cancer

Delaware’s prodigal son, former Vice Presdident <b>Joe Biden</b>, came to Philly on Thursday to talk cancer innovation, funding for research and his hatred …

Cancer

Illinois expects to save $1.2 million with its new open source data portal

(Getty Images)<p>The State of Illinois is anticipating $1.2 million in cost savings within the next five years following the launch of a new open data …

Most of the public doesn't know what open data is or how to use it

(Getty Images)<p>New survey results show that despite the aggressive growth of open data, there is a drastic need for greater awareness and …

Big Data

This site tracks the most dangerous roads in Pennsylvania

After a monthlong effort to turn Pennsylvania’s public data sets into user-friendly digital tools, technologists at the <b>Code4PA</b> hackathon whipped …

APIs

The Battersea Cauldron

Object type<p>cauldron<p>Museum number<p>1861,0309.1<p>Title (object)<p>The Battersea Cauldron<p>Description<p>Sheet bronze cauldron, created by riveting together seven …

History

#ThisWeekInData | Data-Smart City Solutions

Here on Data-Smart, Chris Bousquet profiled our most recent Map of the Month winner—Who Votes for Mayor? Created by a research team out of Portland …

Smart Cities

How is open data improving government productivity?

Agencies have found that sharing government data publicly improves their staff’s productivity.<p>By publishing their data whenever possible, …

Big Data

Five years of investments in open data

This year marks the fifth anniversary of the World Bank’s efforts to help countries launch their own open data initiatives, and harness the power of …

Big Data

Smart cities NYC: Stuff you could do (and didn't know you could)

Whether New York is the greatest city in the world may be open to debate (although, according to this New Yorker, if you say otherwise, you’re …

Smart Cities

POST: ADHO Announces Reactivation of the Linked Open Data SIG

dh+lib Review<p>This post was produced through a cooperation between Bebe S. Chang, Perry Collins, Liz Dewar, Arianne Hartsell-Gundy, Arun Jacob …

Introducing The State of Open Data

2018 will mark 10 years of active and growing open data initiatives. From a political perspective, 10 years might be considered a moment in time, but …

Big Data

FinTechs present a policy wish-list

<b>Improvements to the R&D</b> initiative and government-mandated open data controls are top of the Australian FinTech industry’s wish-list, while gender …

French startup offers free open data portals for 500 U.S. cities

(OpenDataSoft)<p>About 500 U.S. cities are getting a free trial of open data portal software made by French startup OpenDataSoft.<p>As part of an …

Smart Cities

Open data creates chances for scientists on tight budgets

Freely available research online a recipe for scientists to work on own diagnostics and create adaptive treatments.

Asia

How Openness can transform society | The Economist - Android

Europe’s citizens have eagerly adopted digital technologies in their private lives. Nearly eight out of ten go online at least once a week; 63% visit …

Innovation

Collaboration and concerted action are key to making open data a reality

The case for open data is increasingly inarguable. Improved data practice can help to address concerns about reproducibility and research integrity, …

Research

How much does a cyberattack cost companies?

Making an approximate calculation of a company’s economic impact after suffering the consequences of a cyberattack is not easy. There are many …

Cybersecurity

Open data is shaking up civic life in eastern Europe

I often imagine how different the world would look if citizens and social activists were able to fully understand and use data, and new technologies. …

Innovation

The State of Open Data Report 2017

Figshare's annual report, The State of Open Data 2017, looks at global attitudes towards open data. It includes survey results of 2,300 respondents …

Big Data