ENTRIES TAGGED "open government"

Strata Week: Infographics for all

Strata Week: Infographics for all

A new infographic tool, San Francisco upgrades its open data efforts, and decades of Stephen Wolfram's data.

Visual.ly launches an infographic creation tool, San Francisco upgrades its open data initiative, and Stephen Wolfram offers a peek into more than 20 years of his personal data.

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In the age of big data, data journalism has profound importance for society

The 2012 NICAR conference highlighted how new tools and platforms are energizing the practice of journalism.

While the big theme of the 2012 NICAR conference was data, data journalism and the new tools to collect, clean, analyze and publish it, the importance of ethics, storytelling and finding the truth was always present. Open source has also emerged as the glue that binds newsroom developers together, both across the United States and around the world.

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There’s a map for that

There’s a map for that

Can redistricting be opened to the public through open source and the web?

DistrictBuilder is a web-based redistricting tool that lets citizens draw their own maps, publish them online and submit them to redistricting authorities.

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White House to open source Data.gov as open government data platform

White House to open source Data.gov as open government data platform

The new "Data.gov in a box" could empower countries to build their own platforms.

A partnership between the United States and India on open government has borne fruit: progress on making the open data platform Data.gov open source. With this step forward, the prospects are brighter for stimulating economic activity, civic utility and accountability under a global open government partnership.

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Strata Week: New open-data initiatives in Canada and the UK

Strata Week: New open-data initiatives in Canada and the UK

Open data from StatsCan and Whitehall, Dell open sources its Hadoop tool, and what we can learn from old library records.

This week's data news includes open-data initiatives in the U.K. and Canada, the open sourcing of a Hadoop deployment tool by Dell, and a database reveals the circa-1900 reading habits of Muncie, Ind.

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Look at Cook sets a high bar for open government data visualizations

Look at Cook sets a high bar for open government data visualizations

Open source tools and a focus on user experience elevate Cook County's "Look at Cook" data website.

One of the best recent efforts at visualizing open government data can be found at LookatCook.com, which tracks government budgets and expenditures from 1993-2011 in Cook County, Illinois.

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The new guy wants to hack the city’s data

The new guy wants to hack the city’s data

Christopher Groskopf looks to bring open data and open source to Tyler, Texas.

Instead of quietly settling in like most new residents, Tyler, Texas transplant Christopher Groskopf is on a mission to find and unlock his new city's datasets.

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How to create sustainable open data projects with purpose

How to create sustainable open data projects with purpose

Tom Steinberg on making a website vs making a difference.

Tom Steinberg, head of the UK's civic-hacking non-profit mySociety, uses the launch of the new FixMyTransport to reflect on how organizations can help their open data efforts achieve sustainability.

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Open government data to fuel Kenya’s app economy

Open government data to fuel Kenya’s app economy

The launch of Open Kenya suggests government as a platform is growing.

The government of Kenya has launched Open Kenya, an open data platform, and it's looking to the country's dynamic development community to make useful applications for its citizens.

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Data journalism, data tools, and the newsroom stack

Data journalism, data tools, and the newsroom stack

The 2011 Knight News Challenge winners illustrate data's ascendance in media and government.

The MIT Civic Media conference and 2011 Knight News Challenge winners made it clear that data journalism and data tools will play key roles in the future of media and open government.

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