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We don't need more data scientists -- just make big data easier to use

We don't need more data scientists -- just make big data easier to use | Open Government Daily | Scoop.it
Sure, more data scientists would be great. But Scott Brave, of Baynote, says the better solution is to create analytics products that are so easy to use that you don’t even need a data scientist.
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DATA Act Implementation

DATA Act Implementation | Open Government Daily | Scoop.it
The administration is working to implement the DATA Act, which, if implemented well, could produce a sea-change in government transparency, and a shift of power from government insiders to the people.
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New Search Tool Driven by API Helps U.S. Companies Comply with Export Laws | Department of Commerce

New Search Tool Driven by API Helps U.S. Companies Comply with Export Laws | Department of Commerce | Open Government Daily | Scoop.it
Commerce.gov is the official website of the United States Department of Commerce and Secretary of Commerce
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National Library of Spain (BNE) Launches New Version of Linked Open Data Catalog, More LOD Also Available | LJ INFOdocket

National Library of Spain (BNE) Launches New Version of Linked Open Data Catalog, More LOD Also Available | LJ INFOdocket | Open Government Daily | Scoop.it
A new version of Datos.bne.es (beta) recently debuted online from the National Library of Spain (Biblioteca Nacional de España/BNE). A BNE blog post (English translation) provides some highlights: RDF Data is CC0 New Visual Interface Bibliographic and Authority Data Available 4,...
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CERN Open Data Portal

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Fàtima Galan's curator insight, November 24, 8:54 AM

"The CERN Open Data portal is the access point to a growing range of data produced through the research performed at CERN. It disseminates the preserved output from various research activities, including accompanying software and documentation which is needed to understand and analyze the data being shared."

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Recommended Repositories : Scientific Data

Scientific Data is a new open-access, online-only publication for descriptions of scientifically valuable datasets.
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Openness and Open Data -

Openness and Open Data - | Open Government Daily | Scoop.it
Judith Carr attended TEDxBrum. She was a little surprised and mightily pleased to find so many speakers talking on themes related to open data.
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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 | Open Government Daily | Scoop.it
konklone.io/json/
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.digital gov 101

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Chicago's smart city: From open data to rat control | ZDNet

Chicago's smart city: From open data to rat control | ZDNet | Open Government Daily | Scoop.it
To become a smart city, Chicago has recognised the need to pool all data sources into one publicly available platform.
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NSA built “Google-like” interface to scan 850+ billion metadata records

NSA built “Google-like” interface to scan 850+ billion metadata records | Open Government Daily | Scoop.it
Data like unique phone identifiers, e-mail addresses, and chat handles now being shared.
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Open journalism also means opening up your data, so others can use and improve it

Open journalism also means opening up your data, so others can use and improve it | Open Government Daily | Scoop.it
Just as it does for the code behind software, opening up the data behind news stories and other forms of journalism has a number of benefits, including the fact that it’s easier to detect and fix errors — and it’s easier for others to expand and re-use the data
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Open Data On the Ground: Jamaica’s Crimebot

Open Data On the Ground: Jamaica’s Crimebot | Open Government Daily | Scoop.it
Some areas of Jamaica, particularly major cities such as Kingston and Montego Bay, experience high levels of crime and violence. If you were to type, “What is Jamaica’s biggest problem” in a Google search, you’ll see that the first five results are about crime.
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Bill would create data commission to boost agency effectiveness

Bill would create data commission to boost agency effectiveness | Open Government Daily | Scoop.it
Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., and Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., want data clearinghouse.
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CitySDK Cookbook published

CitySDK Cookbook published | Open Government Daily | Scoop.it
CitySDK is a “service development kit” for cities and developers that aims at harmonizing application programming interfaces (APIs) across cities. CitySDK APIs enable new services and applications to be rapidly developed, scaled and reused through providing a range of tools and information for both cities and developers.
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We need open models, not just open data - O'Reilly Radar

We need open models, not just open data - O'Reilly Radar | Open Government Daily | Scoop.it
Writing my post about AI and summoning the demon led me to re-read a number of articles on Cathy O'Neil's excellent mathbabe blog. I highlighted a point Cathy...
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Ebola crisis page - Humanitarian Data Exchange

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Open data project based on Ebola data #opendata

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Why the Open Definition Matters for Open Data: Quality, Compatibility and Simplicity | Open Knowledge Foundation Blog

Why the Open Definition Matters for Open Data: Quality, Compatibility and Simplicity | Open Knowledge Foundation Blog | Open Government Daily | Scoop.it
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Open Government countries ranking 2013 (based on OGP data) | Open Knowledge Foundation Blog

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