The New Global Open Public Sphere
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How the algorithmic medium transforms public opinion, politics and science: open data, open science, open public space, open living labs, open politics, open innovation...
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The GDELT Project: realtime network diagram and database of global human society for open research | #opendata

The GDELT Project: realtime network diagram and database of global human society for open research | #opendata | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
The GDELT Project

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luiy's curator insight, June 7, 2014 6:50 PM

The GDELT Project is a realtime network diagram and database of global human society for open research Watching The Entire World

GDELT monitors the world's news media from nearly every corner of every country in print, broadcast, and web formats, in over 100 languages, every moment of every day.

 


Global Reach

 

GDELT monitors print, broadcast, and web news media in over 100 languages from across every country in the world to keep continually updated on breaking developments anywhere on the planet. Its historical archives stretch back to January 1, 1979 and update daily (soon to be every 15 minutes). Through its ability to leverage the world's collective news media, GDELT moves beyond the focus of the Western media towards a far more global perspective on what's happening and how the world is feeling about it.

 

 

Querying, Analyzing and Downloading

 

The entire GDELT database is 100% free and open and you can
download the raw datafiles, visualize it using the GDELT Analysis Service, or analyze it at limitless scale with Google BigQuery.

 

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Uber, SnapCar And Others May Not Be Able To Use Geolocation In France | TechCrunch

Uber, SnapCar And Others May Not Be Able To Use Geolocation In France | TechCrunch | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
Thomas Thévenoud had an impossible job -- he was the member of the Assemblée Nationale in charge of finding an agreement between urban transportation..
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The Mapping Revolution: Incorporating Geographic Information Systems in Government

The Mapping Revolution: Incorporating Geographic Information Systems in Government | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
Our latest guide, The Mapping Revolution: Incorporating Geographic Information Systems in Government, features case studies and best practices from the Census…
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Billions of Geotagged Tweets Visualized in Twitter's Amazing Maps

Billions of Geotagged Tweets Visualized in Twitter's Amazing Maps | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
Ever wonder what it would look like to plot every single geotagged tweet since 2009 on a map? Twitter has done just that.
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Tom Leckrone's curator insight, June 4, 2013 2:29 PM

We have come a long way since Einstein said, "You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat.  You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles.  Do you understand this? And radio operates exactly the same way: you send signals here, they receive them there.  The only difference is that there is no cat."

 
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A Science of Cities

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"In this book, I suggest that to understand cities we must view them not simply as places in space but as systems of networks and flows. To understand space, we must understand flows, and to understand flows, we must understand networks—the relations between objects that comprise the system of the city. Drawing on the complexity sciences, social physics, urban economics, transportation theory, regional science, and urban geography, , I introduce theories and methods that reveal the deep structure of how cities function. (...)" Michael Batty


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luiy's curator insight, November 23, 2013 6:37 AM

“Michael Batty has followed a career that has made him the prime interpreter of urban modeling in all its forms. Now his remarkable work has become the foundation of a new science of urban flows and networks that uses big data and sharp theory as tools to dig deep into how and what cities are, and how they can be designed in better ways. This is the book that sets the benchmark that all others will have to follow.” —Nigel Thrift, Vice-Chancellor, University of Warwick

mtmeme's curator insight, November 30, 2013 10:31 PM

If put into the global Internet of complexity, understanding the workings of cities could let us see how local shifts influence the global conditions, and vice versa. 

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Twitter Flexes Its Location Muscle, Tests Out Highlights Of Live Events Happening Near You | TechCrunch

Twitter Flexes Its Location Muscle, Tests Out Highlights Of Live Events Happening Near You | TechCrunch | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
Yesterday we reported how Twitter was testing out a new Trending box for TV programs to run at the top of your timeline; today we've spotted a test for yet another new feature: alerts for live events that are happening right near you...
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