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We must exploit open data before US takes the lead, says EU official

We must exploit open data before US takes the lead, says EU official | OKFNbe | Scoop.it
The data economy is a multi-trillon euro industry that Europe could lead, says the European Commission’s Francesco Barbato

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Open government data in practice | Opensource.com

Open government data in practice | Opensource.com | OKFNbe | Scoop.it
Recent results from Citadel-on-the-Move, a 4 million Euro project funded by the European Commission, are beginning to fill the gap in terms of better understanding existing open data practice (as opposed to best practice theory).
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Open Data and Creativity in Africa | Sustainable Cities Collective

Open Data and Creativity in Africa | Sustainable Cities Collective | OKFNbe | Scoop.it
What ripple effects occur when authorities make the data they own publicly accessible? Since Cape Town launched its open data policy, we found these 9+ examples of open data used effectively.
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De Croo gaat NMBS dwingen om data door te spelen aan ontwikkelaars

De Croo gaat NMBS dwingen om data door te spelen aan ontwikkelaars | OKFNbe | Scoop.it
De regering gaat de NMBS dwingen om haar dienstregeling vrij te geven voor ontwikkelaars die daar apps rond willen bouwen. De vervoersmaatschappij wil…
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Weg voor open data nog niet geplaveid - Binnenlands Bestuur

Weg voor open data nog niet geplaveid - Binnenlands Bestuur | OKFNbe | Scoop.it
'Momenteel zijn de economische voordelen gering', vertelt CIO van Rotterdam Mark Vermeer tijdens het Beyond Data Event in Eindhoven.
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Survey: Many Americans Doubt Government Open Data Efforts

Survey: Many Americans Doubt Government Open Data Efforts | OKFNbe | Scoop.it
Forget data sets, people want to know about library hours and trash pickup details.
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'Prijs van overheidsdata opdrijven is niet de juiste aanpak'

'Prijs van overheidsdata opdrijven is niet de juiste aanpak' | OKFNbe | Scoop.it
'Staatssecretaris voor Privacy Bart Tommelein beseft dat data het nieuwe goud zijn, maar door de prijs ervan op te drijven, worden data goederen voor de lucky few en schiet Tommelein zijn doel voorbij: innovatie en technologische vernieuwing bewerkstelligen', schrijft Aaron Ooms, voorzitter van de Jongsocialisten.
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New surveys reveal dynamism, challenges of open data-driven businesses in developing countries

New surveys reveal dynamism, challenges of open data-driven businesses in developing countries | OKFNbe | Scoop.it
Open data for economic growth continues to create buzz in all circles.  We wrote about it ourselves on this blog site earlier in the year.  You can barely utter the phrase without somebody mentioning the McKinsey report and the $3 trillion open data market.  The Economist gave the subject credibility with its talk about a 'new goldmine.' Omidyar published a report a few months ago that made $13 trillion the new $3 trillion.  The wonderful folks at New York University's GovLab launched the OpenDa
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Open Data Is Finally Making A Dent In Cities - The Governance Lab @ NYU

Open Data Is Finally Making A Dent In Cities - The Governance Lab @ NYU | OKFNbe | Scoop.it
Brooks Rainwater at Co-Exist: “As with a range of leading issues, cities are at the vanguard of this shifting environment. Through increased measurement, analysis, and engagement, open data will further solidify the centrality of cities. In the Chicago, the voice of the mayor counts for a lot. And Mayor Emmanuel has been at the forefront […]
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Uber Is Sharing Its Data With City Planners

Uber Is Sharing Its Data With City Planners | OKFNbe | Scoop.it
Uber has announced that it's going to begin sharing its ride data with city officials to "help cities become more liveable, resilient, and innovative."
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EU commits €14.4m to support open data across Europe

EU commits €14.4m to support open data across Europe | OKFNbe | Scoop.it
New funding for startups, research and academy hopes to fuel open-data skills and adoption through the Open Data Institute co-founded by Sir Tim Berners-Lee. By Samuel Gibbs
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Intro to APIs: Working with URLs, JSON, APIs, and Open Data — Without Writing Any Code : DigitalGov

Intro to APIs: Working with URLs, JSON, APIs, and Open Data — Without Writing Any Code : DigitalGov | OKFNbe | Scoop.it
konklone.io/json/

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.digital gov 101

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De Croo: ‘Niet bang zijn van open data’

De Croo: ‘Niet bang zijn van open data’ | OKFNbe | Scoop.it
De nieuwe immosite Realo zorgt voor de nodige heisa. ‘Laat ons niet bang zijn van open data. Iedereen went maar beter aan het idee dat overheden deze datas...
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How can government support open data without doing it all itself? - Government Computing Network

While not the only source of open data, government can play an important wider supporting role, no matter who manages or provides the information beyo
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'Laat trein-apps bloeien en treingebruik groeien'

'Laat trein-apps bloeien en treingebruik groeien' | OKFNbe | Scoop.it
'De NMBS houdt gegevens over dienstregeling en vertragingen angstvallig voor zich, ondanks het feit dat de regering resoluut voor het open data-concept kiest', schrijft CD&V-Kamerlid Jef Van den Bergh, die een resolutie zegt neer te gaan leggen.
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Creating a data cooperative

Creating a data cooperative | OKFNbe | Scoop.it
This is rather a long post about a piece of work that I've been doing in my spare time as part of Open Data Manchester, about the how mutual data organisations can help rebalance the relationship between ourselves as data subjects and data users - those that seek to build products and services out of data. There is a 10 point summary at the end if you want to skip the main text. Please do comment and any errors or omissions I will try and rectify. A presentation on this will be given at the Beyond Data Conference in Eindhoven on 16th April 2015Last year Open Data Manchester held two work
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Great project by Open Data Manchester's Julian Tate

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Ten Essential Steps to Open Your Data - OpenDataSoft

Ten Essential Steps to Open Your Data - OpenDataSoft | OKFNbe | Scoop.it
Organizations and public authorities become more and more aware of the potential of Open Data. Open Data is now part of the landscape.
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Data portals are tomorrow's map room

Data portals are tomorrow's map room | OKFNbe | Scoop.it
I've often found myself exploring a library's map room or thumbing through old Census records while taking study breaks. I was often surprised how I could become engrossed with old data. Some of th...
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How Albuquerque Defines Open Data ROI

The city is using open data to generate cost savings, improve workforce efficiencies and better serve residents. 

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О том как оценивают ценность открытых данных в Альбукерке #opendata #opengov

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16 Maps That Explain Barcelona

16 Maps That Explain Barcelona | OKFNbe | Scoop.it
Visualizing the Spanish city in bike-share maps, taxi routes, tweets, and more.
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Maps make sense. And tell a story!

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Welcome to the Open Data Movement’s Turbulent Teenage Years – Next City

Welcome to the Open Data Movement’s Turbulent Teenage Years – Next City | OKFNbe | Scoop.it
The open data movement is at a turning point.
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Why we're failing to get the most out of open data - Forum:Blog

Why we're failing to get the most out of open data - Forum:Blog | OKFNbe | Scoop.it
Open Data has great potential, write Victoria Lemieux - but governments must make sure the data is good enough quality to use.
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Should Schools Be Closed? Learning from Schooloscope, an OpenData post-mortem

Should Schools Be Closed? Learning from Schooloscope, an OpenData post-mortem | OKFNbe | Scoop.it
By Mushon Zer-Aviv, October 27, 2014 Since I first laid my cursor on Schooloscope.com it intrigued me as an exceptional case in the world of open data and information design. The chain of events that led to the site’s termination is an important story, which I believe should be chronicled and told.
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