Open Data

San Diego's Open Data Website Allows Residents To Search Police Stops, Water Quality

Since it launched last July, the website has published 46 data sets and seen more than 100,000 downloads.

San Diego

ODI Open Data Certificate

The documentation includes machine-readable data for<p>publisher Do you think this data is incorrect? Let us know<p>theme(s) Do you think this data is …

Data Science

3 Questions Journalists Should Ask Before Making a Map

The way Americans looked at their neighboring cities, states and regions solidified into boundaries of reds and blues after the November presidential …

Journalism

Toronto's slow progress on open data is frustrating some tech advocates | Metro Toronto

Mark Richardson is frustrated with city hall.<p>The open-data advocate wants to analyze more of the city’s information — available parking spots, …

Big Data

EPA to Shut Down Open Data Service Friday

Opendata.epa.gov —the U.S. government's largest civilian-linked data service, storing crucial information on climate change , life cycle assessment, …

Climate

The EPA won't be shutting down its open data website after all

Scientists and data experts are closely tracking the websites of federal agencies, noting changes to pages dealing with climate change and energy since President Donald Trump took office.<p>On Monday, they noticed an alarming message posted to the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) open data …

Social Media

What is EPA Open Data, and why would it shut down?

We don’t know what we’ve got till it’s (almost) gone<p>On Monday, millions of Americans woke up to a startling surprise: data that was set free would once again be locked away. According to a pop-up that appeared on the EPA Open Data website, its days are numbered—the message stated that the site …

Research

NSW government releases Sydney public transport dataset

The state's transport authority has published a two-week snapshot of data pulled from the Opal smartcard ticketing system.<p>The New South Wales …

Australia

Total worldwide data will swell to 163 zettabytes by 2025

In less than a decade from now, total worldwide data will swell to 163 zettabytes, which is equivalent to watching the entire Netflix catalog 489 …

Survey Results: Dryad Repository Asks, “How Do Researchers Pay for Data Publishing?”

From the Dryad Blog:<p>Last year, we launched a pilot study sponsored by the US National Science Foundation to test the feasibility of having a funding …

Data Management

Steve Ballmer's US data trove isn't the first, but may be the best

Steve Ballmer spent years at Microsoft chasing money for the tech giant to add to its bottom line, but now he's devoted to following the money the US government spends. After his retirement and conversations with his wife about what to do next, Ballmer earmarked part of his personal fortune to …

Government

User-Friendliness Defines Chicago’s New Data Portal | Data-Smart City Solutions

Chicago’s data portal, first launched in 2010 and codified by a mayoral Executive Order in 2012, is one of the oldest and most robust data portals in …

Big Data

Camden open data platform aims to blaze trail across London

Camden council launched its open data platform with the aim of enlisting other London boroughs into a drive to be “world class”.<p>Theo Blackwell, …

Business Technology

The three bills cities should watch out for

Simon Jeffrey<p>Researcher / External Affairs Officer<p>View all blog posts<p>Finance & TaxLeadership & Devolution<p>Big and open dataMayorsTransport<p>The snap …

Theresa May

Trump Presidency Sees Spike in “Open Data Day” Events Across US Cities

As events got underway in cities like New York, Los Angeles and Cleveland, a number of panelists felt it necessary to address the elephant in the …

Big Data

Digging into government spending data

Former Microsoft chairman Steve Ballmer has turned his attention to government spending data and launched the USAFacts.org, a website that shows how …

Government

This is how Guatemala joined the worldwide celebration of Open Data

<i>This blog is part of the event report series on</i> <i>International Open Data Day 2017</i><i>. On Saturday 4 March, groups from around the world organised over 300</i> …

Big Data

The Moment for Participatory Democracy

Since the 2016 US presidential election, everyone—including the President and those protesting outside his office—has been talking about bringing the …

Cities

Citizenship and democratic production

Citizen producers take advantage of networked knowledge and benefit from new available production spaces. New skills and know-how are required, …

Innovation

Open call: Open Contracting Innovation Challenge | News | Open Data Institute

by<p>Construction. CC BY 2.0, uploaded by Matt.<p>Open data is an important tool for innovators, being used by industries around the globe as a catalyst …

Innovation

Finding Just the Facts in Government Data

Steve Ballmer's new venture is striving to turn billions of bits of government data into facts.<p>Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's latest venture …

Analytics

Steve Ballmer Spends Millions To Redesign Government Information

The former Microsoft CEO and current Clippers owner wants to give back through a powerful data visualization tool.<p>What does the average teacher make? How much does the U.S. spend on defense? Is crime going up or down–and how does that correlate with the police we employ and criminals we incarcerate?<p>…

Steve Ballmer

Big data is all around. How do we harness it to drive the change we need?

Today’s technological revolution is generating a wealth of social and environmental data. Every day, the world produces a staggering 2.5 <i>quintillion</i> …

Big Data

We Must Track How Technology is Changing Work

Advances in technology pose huge challenges for jobs. Productivity levels have never been higher in the United States, for example, but income for …

Innovation

Why government websites suck so much, according to Obama’s White House webmaster

Our interactions with government websites are often memorable for all the wrong reasons. Whether you’re trying to change your official address or applying for a local permit, you’re likely to see conflicting information, have to pinch-and-zoom a non-responsive design, or need a law degree to …

Government

Trump administration is killing its open data portal

Reversing yet another Obama-era practice, the Trump administration announced on Friday that it will not only be keeping its visitor logs secret for five years after Trump leaves office, but will be shuttering the Open.gov portal. This is where the previous administration posted visitor logs, …

Government

Hospital Waiting List

On a sunny Saturday, May 25th Open Knowledge Ireland held a workshop powered by citizens focused on discovering how Open Data can help the ever …

How social media data can improve people’s lives - if used responsibly

In January 2015, heavy rains triggered unprecedented floods in Malawi. Over the next five weeks, the floods displaced more than 230,000 people and …

Social Media Marketing

Summary report: Open policy making in a digital age

The concept of ‘open policy making’ represents a shift away from traditional policy making toward a process that is accessible and transparent to …

Governance

Where to get coffee or grab a bite over Easter | Canberra Life

<i>Staying in Canberra this Easter? We've done all the legwork for you - here is where is open to eat over the long weekend.</i><p>Northside<p><b>39 Steps:</b> Open …

Restaurants