Open Data

Tonight: Shape the future of New York City's open data at Carto

New York City is widely recognized as a leader in the open data movement among local governments. The city now makes more than 1,600 data sets …

Big Data

Research Reveals The Economic Value Of Open Data

Open data is a topic I’ve touched on a number of times in the past few years. Despite the apparent potential however, maturity rates vary considerably across Europe. A recent study from the European Data Portal examined the level of ‘open data maturity’ across the EU and Norway, Switzerland and …

Big Data

Open data, democracy and public service reform

Discussion around reforming public services is as important as better information sharing rules if government is to make the most of public data

Big Data

ODI secures £6m to advance data innovation

The ODI will use the funds to focus on projects that it believes will progress strategically important areas: building data infrastructure, improving …

Innovation

Video: How cities can make open data available in an easy-to-use format

Open data is important to smart cities because it helps the city give back to stakeholders. However, cities have a hard time making this data …

Smart Cities

RESOURCE: Strategic open data preservation

<i>College & Research Library News</i> has released an article, “Strategic open data preservation: Roles and opportunities for broader engagement by …

University of Pennsylvania

Open data can secure our food supply – Dr Panagiotis Zervas

<b>We live in an era where open data can pave the way to a more sustainable, secure and safe food system, according to Dr Panagiotis Zervas, senior</b> …

Agriculture

Tech’s fight for the upper hand on open data

One thing that’s becoming very clear to me as I report on the digital economy is that a rethink of the legal framework in which business has been …

Privacy

Smart data exchange will bring value to smart city innovation

When it comes to smart city innovation, it’s arguable that most use cases are not that exciting to the average resident. A connected garbage bin, traffic light or parking meter is not going to cause applause and adoration for city officials at least in the first instance. But as more and more local …

Smart Cities

Facebook hackathon applies machine learning to Seattle data to solve civic challenges

The city of Seattle is top notch when it comes to releasing data about everything from traffic to education to finance, and Facebook wants to take …

Machine Learning

Memphis Welcomes CIO Mike Rodriguez to Lead First Open Data Policy

Memphis CIO Mike Rodriguez began working for the city about two months ago, and on one of his first days walking out of city hall he was stopped by a …

Big Data

OECD: ‘Create incentives for…

<b>The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is urging Europe’s governments to create incentives for public sector organisations</b> …

Big Data

How San Francisco is Opening More Data with a Premium on Privacy

The promise of open data is alluring: make civic data widely available and governments and the communities they serve can benefit from transparency, …

Big Data

New Data Tool Could Help Small Cities Be More Transparent

(Credit: OpenGov)With its budget visualization tools and products that allow would-be voters to read drafts of bills and comment electronically, …

Cities

The Safe Way to Build a Smart City

Any city with data initiatives faces the same questions: How much information should the government release, and in what form? Seattle’s proactive but cautious approach could provide the answer.<p>You don’t have to dig deep to find out what can go wrong with open data initiatives. Just look back to …

Smart Cities

The City of Buffalo to launch new open data portal in October to increase data access and transparency in local government

Mayor Byron W. Brown announced last week that the City has selected Socrata, a cloud-based solutions company that “allows government organizations to …

Smart Cities

Online resource enables open data sharing for rare Mendelian diseases

MyGene2, a new open data resource, helps patients with rare genetic conditions, clinicians, and researchers share information, connect with one …

Big Data

Open Tube And Bus Data Has Boosted London's Economy

Open data is almost saving London enough money to afford a short ride in a black cab.

First open-access data from large collider confirm subatomic particle patterns

In November of 2014, in a first, unexpected move for the field of particle physics, the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment—one of the main …

Physics

Meta-Analysis Reveals: Even Science Doesn't Truly Escape Bias

Many things are based on opinion or belief—from religion to politics to daily habits to relationships. However, science is the one thing that should …

Research

40 Brilliant Open Data Projects Preparing Smart Cities for 2018

In our updated list, discover how local governments around the world are preparing smart cities for 2018 using open data!

Smart Cities

Open data isn't just for developers

When governments roll out open data initiatives they're often presented as tools for researchers, developers or businesses. But Montgomery County, …

Government Technology

20 Open Gov Leaders You Need to Know

Page 4<p>Trudy RaymundoDirector of Public HealthSan Bernardino County, California<p><b>What's your big project in open data/open government right now?</b><p>San …

Big Data

The power of energy data in Illinois and beyond

The U.S. electricity industry is experiencing unprecedented innovation and change. The grid is getting smarter and customers can play a more active …

Big Data

Buffalo, N.Y., to Launch City's First Open Data Portal

The city of Buffalo has announced plans to launch an open data portal in October that will give the public streamlined access to data sets about …

Big Data

Another Example Of How Artificial Intelligence Will Transform News And Journalism

The local news industry in the UK and globally has been in a state of decline for the past decade. Dwindling audiences, as their readers have switched to the internet and social media for their news, means advertisers now choose to spend their money elsewhere. This causes problems beyond local news …

Artificial Intelligence

Watch live: EO Open Science

The EO Open Science 2017 conference aims to explore new challenges and opportunities for satellite Earth observation research created by the rapid …

California Is Using Open Data to Provide Key Health, Water Information

Water boards have improved their use of modern data management to change public habits on critical water issues and are hoping to do more in the …

Water

TfL hackathon showed data can keep transport running and people safe

<b>Sponsored</b> Analytics is about the journey AND destinationIf software is eating the world, then hackathons are its fast-food restaurants. Groups of …

Machine Learning

CFP: Newberry Open Data Grant: French Pamphlets

The Newberry Library released a call for project proposals for their Open Data Grant to support digital humanities research with their French …

Big Data