Open Data

Canadian Regulator: Blockchain & Fintech Needs Open Data Access for Development

Canada’s largest securities regulator has stated that open access to data is fundamental to developing fintech solutions like blockchain technology, …

FinTech

Data drives ideas as Faculty of Management hosts open data competition

In late January, Sandra Toze, director of the School of Information Management (SIM), spoke with Connie Michaelis, director of the corporate …

Nova Scotia

Digital Leader - Sudip Trivedi on Camden Council’s Open Data Drive

The drive towards using data for the public good has been a feature of local government for some time now, and head of data and analytics for Camden …

Data Management

Call for proposals: LMAO  | News | Open Data Institute

by<p>Where is the humour in data? In these meme-fuelled, data-overloaded, statistically skewed times, we are asking how, when and where can data be …

Cricket

Civic Tech & GovTech: An Overlooked Lucrative Opportunity for Technology Startups

March 22, 2017  By : Elena Mesropyan<p>Civic technology, or civic tech, is defined as a technology that enables greater participation in government …

Innovation

A Starter Kit for Data-Smart Cities | Data-Smart City Solutions

This guide highlights resources to help answer questions that a new Chief Data Officer or other government data leader might have about the best way …

Harvard

Trump's quiet war on data begins

Two months into the Trump presidency, there's still a lot of uncertainty surrounding the new administration. One big area of concern is how the executive branch will deal with the vast amounts of data collected by the government. Federal agencies like NASA and EPA conduct countless studies crucial …

Government

From e-Government to Digital Government - Report on the Malaysia OpenGov Leadership Forum 2017

<i>OpenGov Editor-in-chief Mohit Sagar with Speakers from the Malaysia OpenGov Leadership Forum 2017</i><p>The Malaysia OpenGov Leadership Forum 2017 in Kuala …

Transformative Projects – pinpointing real needs

So many angles. So many pointers. Such good timing. It is difficult to know where to start. So we begin by offering thanks and congratulations to …

Forest Service Open Data Map Garners Nearly 200,000 Views Since June Launch

The U.S. Forest Service’s Visitor Map 2.0, an open data platform informing people what services parks have to offer, received 22,000 unique page …

National Parks

Symposium Registration - Open Data: Science, Health, Community

Registration for the symposium is $95.00 and includes a continental breakfast and lunch.<p>Online registration is open through Friday, April 21. We will …

University of Chicago

What's New in Civic Tech: Sunlight Foundation Guide Seeks to Improve Open Data Practices

<i>What's New in Civic Tech takes a look at highlights and recent happenings in the world of civic technology.</i><p>Sunlight Foundation Publishes New, …

Government Technology

Councilmatic Creates Open City Data (even for FB)

Just seeing Facebook launched a mobile feature, “Town Hall”, where users enter a street address and then “follow” pages for their elected officials …

Cities

Help us improve how cities connect open data to residents' lives with Sunlight's new Tactical Data Engagement guide

United States cities face a critical challenge when it comes to fulfilling the potential of open data: that of moving beyond the mere provision of</i> …

Cities

How Important is Open Data to Fintech?

TORONTO (Reuters) – Canada’s largest, most influential securities regulator said open access to data is essential to developing financial tech …

FinTech

New York City Open Data: A Brief History

<i>This story was orginally published by Data-Smart City Solutions.</i><p>When New York City leaders passed comprehensive open data legislation in 2012, they …

New York City

Open data comes to Idea Challenge

Technology Forum of Delaware's Idea Challenge partners with state and Open Data Delaware.

Innovation

NYC celebrates five years of open data with new portal homepage

(Getty Images)<p>After five years, 1,600 datasets, 258 billion published records and 1.7 million data downloads, New York City is celebrating the …

Government Technology

Google acquires Kaggle, the web’s largest data science community

Google has today announced at its Cloud Next conference in San Francisco that it has acquired Kaggle, a notably large online community for data science. The service allows data scientists to hold and participate in competitions, explore datasets, and more…<p>Book a Free Smart Home Consultation w/ …

Machine Learning

Detroit's Foreclosure Crisis and the Need for 'Information Justice'

An open data project sought to battle tax foreclosures by arming residents with information. It may have empowered property speculators more than anyone.<p>Nfr Esters knew she couldn't save the family house through conventional means. She had inherited the duplex on the East Side of Detroit from her …

Housing

Chief Data Officers: Mapping Which State and Local Governments Have a CDO

The role of chief data officer (CDO) is relatively new to government. The position has been increasingly added to states, cities and counties over …

Data Management

Tech landscape: How Plymouth's open data 'play days' are transforming community engagement

“The Play Days have just gone from strength to strength,” says Plymouth City Council’s neighbourhood planning manager Hannah Sloggett (pictured left).<p>…

Data Management

How Philly's Chief Data Officer helped launch San Diego's open data site

The <b>City of San Diego</b> relaunched their open data portal last month, boasting in a blog post about the new site’s flashy capabilities like automated …

C-suite Leadership

These are the 158 key federal science data sets rogue programmers have duplicated so far

Since the weeks leading up to Donald Trump’s inauguration day, impromptu gatherings of programmers, scientists and archivists have popped up at universities across the country. They gather on weekends, laptops and thumb drives in hand, order pizza, and then download and archive as much federal …

Science

Prep for June's hackathon with the second Open Data Challenge workshop

<b>Open Data Delaware’s</b> next Open Data Challenge workshop has officially been announced. We received word from co-organizer <b>Ryan Harrington</b> about the …

Cutting costs, expanding transparency are goals of Colorado's new GIS portal

(State of Colorado)<p>To lower costs for agencies and widen the reach of state data, Colorado released a new geospatial portal Monday.<p>Dubbed COnfluence, …

Government Technology

Maryland County Releases New Open Data Sets to Restore Trust in Government

Prince George’s County, Md., on Monday released two new open data sets and plans to release another set in the coming weeks.<p>The first two data sets …

Blockchains are a data buffet for AIs

Sam Altman recently wrote that we are entering an era of hyperscale technology companies. These companies own massive troves of data with strong …

Machine Learning

Canadian regulator says open data essential to fintech

TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada's largest, most influential securities regulator said open access to data is essential to developing financial tech solutions using innovative technology such as blockchain, in a white paper published on Monday.<p>The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) paper was the product …

FinTech

Open Data Spotlight: Government of India Census

What story do the hearts of over 1 billion Indians tell? This is the question dataset publisher Preet Singh Khalsa set out to answer when he compiled …

Data Science