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Infographics and Data Visualisations | The Contrast Blog

Infographics and Data Visualisations | The Contrast Blog | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it

You can improve upon this in various ways, you show customer names on hover letting you target specific users, you could make it a motion chart so you can see if the activity grows gradually or in spikes, you could add a third dimension by either colouring the circles or changing the shape (to denote price plan or camera type for example). You can do any of these things once you’re confident you’re asking the right questions, and that you’re not just looking to make pretty charts. To quote Jason Fried, It’s better to be clear than to be clever.

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Refining a Working Open Government Model in UK | Articles | FutureGov - Transforming Government | Education | Healthcare

Refining a Working Open Government Model in UK | Articles | FutureGov - Transforming Government | Education | Healthcare | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it

Andrew Stott, Member of UK Cabinet Office’s Transparency Board and former Deputy CIOof UK Government, talks to FutureGov about user-driven public sector information re-use, the benefits for individual departments, and common pitfalls to avoid.

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While research has provided strong indicators of the socio-economic benefits of open government, implementing that strategy has not been easy.

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21 Open Data Innovations from 2012

21 Open Data Innovations from 2012 | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
Open data innovation took off in 2012. Socrata CEO Kevin Merritt features 21 achievements.
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eGov AU: Mapping open data site generations

Over the last three years we've seen an increasing level of sophistication and capabilities in successive generations of open data sites.

To aid governments in their open data journey, I've mapped five generations for the progressive development of open data sites, detailed in the document below.

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Course Preview: Digital Organizing and Open Government (TC104)

Course Preview: Digital Organizing and Open Government (TC104) | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
If you're interested in joining our Digital Organizing and Open Government class, check out our course page. Course starts on Jan. 7. Apply now!

 

We’re excited about starting class on January 7th!
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Doing Science Using Open Data – Part 7: Modelling Populations 2

Doing Science Using Open Data – Part 7: Modelling Populations 2 | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
  In the third part in this series I looked at the UK mid-2011 Census and obtained the data below which represents the summed male and female figures for the UK population from ages 16 through...
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PLOS Biology: Disease Ecology, Biodiversity, and the Latitudinal Gradient in Income

PLOS Biology: Disease Ecology, Biodiversity, and the Latitudinal Gradient in Income | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
PLOS Biology is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal that features works of exceptional significance in all areas of biological science, from molecules to ecosystems, including works at the interface with other disciplines.
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Australian Academy of Science - Education

Australian Academy of Science - Education | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it

The Academy is committed to promoting science education, both as a contribution to informed citizenship and to encourage young people to prepare themselves for careers based on science and technology.

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Big, open and more networked than ever: 10 trends from 2012 - O'Reilly Radar

Big, open and more networked than ever: 10 trends from 2012 - O'Reilly Radar | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it

In 2012, technology-accelerated change around the world was driven by the wave of social media, data and mobile devices. In this year in review, we look back at some of the stories that mattered here at Radar and look ahead to what’s in store for 2013.

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There are 10 trends from 2012:


1. Social media
2. Open source in government

3. Responsive design
4. Free speech online
5. Open mapping
6. Data journalism
7. Privacy and security

8. Networked politics
9. Open data
10. Open government

 

 

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Queensland Govt Launches Open Data Portal | Articles | FutureGov - Transforming Government | Education | Healthcare

Queensland Govt Launches Open Data Portal | Articles | FutureGov - Transforming Government | Education | Healthcare | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it

Taking forward its commitment to an ‘open data revolution’, the state government of Queensland, Australia, launched an open data portal earlier this month.
The online portal, Queensland Government Data, currently gives the public free access to 73 datasets under categories such as government, public safety, education, transportation and health.

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About this open data portal and timetable for delivery: http://data.qld.gov.au/about

 

 

 

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Occupy Elsevier? | The Scientist Magazine®

Occupy Elsevier? | The Scientist Magazine® | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
A boycott of the publishing giant swells, but is the criticism warranted?
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SAGE Open – Open Access Publishing in the humanities and social sciences

SAGE Open – Open Access Publishing in the humanities and social sciences | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
Earlier this week, Jim Gilden, Editor, SAGE Open Sales, took part in two panel discussions on Open Access publishing in the humanities and social sciences as part of the extensive Open Access Week ...
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Scholarly Publishing - MIT Libraries | Research Funder Policies

Scholarly Publishing - MIT Libraries | Research Funder Policies | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it

In July 2012, The European Commission committed to making open access to scientific publications “a general principle of Horizon 2020, the EU’s Research & Innovation funding programme for 2014-2020.” As of 2014, all articles produced with funding from Horizon 2020 will have to be openly accessible, either through immediate open access by the publisher (with publication costs potentially eligible for reimbursement by the European Commission); or through an open access repository no later than six months (12 months for articles in the fields of social sciences and humanities) after publication. The goal is for 60% of European publicly-funded research articles to be available under open access by 2016.

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The view through time.

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We Love Datavis

We Love Datavis | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
We Love Datavis is an inspirational collection of Charts, Maps, Graphs and Diagrams. Sometimes more...
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Also see: http://datavisualization.ch/

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7 Ways Universities Can Effectively Use Social Media - Edudemic

7 Ways Universities Can Effectively Use Social Media - Edudemic | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
If compared to the majority of businesses out there, universities and colleges have an advantage when it comes to social media: the student community.
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Open Data Generations 1.0

Open Data Generations 1.0 | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
This table defines a technology independent series of generations for open data sites based on increasing sophistication and functionality.
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Open data is not a panacea

Open data is not a panacea | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it

I’ve talked a lot recently about how there’s an information war currently being waged on consumers by companies that troll the internet and collect personal data, search histories, and other “attributes” in data warehouses which then gets sold to the highest bidders.

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allAfrica.com: Kenya: Journalists Can Save Kenya Open Data Initiative (Page 1 of 2)

allAfrica.com: Kenya: Journalists Can Save Kenya Open Data Initiative (Page 1 of 2) | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it

The open data portal was meant to inspire developers to build applications and guide public debate on development. My contention is that journalists have a greater role to play in ensuring that open data remains relevant.

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Open Science Project

The idea

Science is for us:

independent, verifiable, reusable and reproduciblecritical of themselvesuses a systemic approachbinding upon the Company in the scientific process with one
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The Lessons of Open Data and the Canadian Government - csedev

It's been a little over a year since the Canadian government launched one of its first open data portals, and already it has changed how the public and the
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10 most popular open government posts | opensource.com

10 most popular open government posts | opensource.com | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
A look back at how open source influenced the open government movement in 2012.
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Data Exploration, Quality Control and Testing... [Bioinformatics. 2012] - PubMed - NCBI

MOTIVATION:
Cell populations are never truly homogeneous; individual cells exist in biochemical states that define functional differences between them. New technology based on microfluidic arrays combined with multiplexed quantitative polymerase chain reactions (qPCR) now enables high-throughput single-cell gene expression measurement, allowing assessment of cellular heterogeneity. However very little analytic tools have been developed specifically for the statistical and analytical challenges of single-cell qPCR data.

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archaeologist|for|hire • openaccessarchaeology: Open Access Article-... | Open Knowledge | Scoop.it
openaccessarchaeology: Open Access Article- Portrait mummies from Roman Egypt: ongoing collaborative research on wood identification http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/publications/online_journals/technical_research_bulletin/bmtrb_volume_5.aspx...
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The Open Data Hub of the European Union

The Open Data Hub of the European Union

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"This portal is about transparency, open government and innovation. The European Commission Data Portal provides access to open public data from the European Commission. It also provides access to data of other Union institutions, bodies, offices and agencies at their request. The published data can be downloaded by everyone interested to facilitate reuse, linking and the creation of innovative services. Moreover, this Data Portal promotes and builds literacy around Europe’s data. The data publishers, application developers and the general public can also use new functionalities enabled by the semantic technologies".
And they also provide Linked Data datasets.

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