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182 cities already signed up for Mayors Challenge | Nesta

182 cities already signed up for Mayors Challenge | Nesta | Open Government Daily | Scoop.it
With over a month still to go for registrations, 182 European cities have already entered Bloomberg Philanthropies' Mayors Challenge - a new competition inviting cities to come up with innovative solutions to major solutions and improve city life.
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BudgetStories.md presentation at "Boosting Fiscal Transparency" event (December 17, 2013)

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Open Knowledge recognised as key to democracy in the digital age | Open Knowledge Foundation Blog

Open Knowledge recognised as key to democracy in the digital age | Open Knowledge Foundation Blog | Open Government Daily | Scoop.it
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Iñaki Agirre's curator insight, December 11, 2013 3:58 AM

Though open government data, people can expose and prevent the corruption, both financial and electoral, which can fundamentally undermine democratic institutions

can expose and prevent the corruption, both financial and electoral, which can fundamentally undermine democratic institutions

Fàtima Galan's curator insight, December 12, 2013 8:17 AM

Madeleine Albright, former secretary of state for the US government and now chair of the NDI, has said: “The contributions of this group of individuals, as well as other civic innovators around the world, to promote citizen participation and government transparency and accountability are immeasurable. Innovation is an integral part of supporting both established and nascent democracies, especially as technology continues to shape and deepen the relationship between governments and their citizens.”

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Open Data Executive Order Compliance: The Bad and The Good.

Open Data Executive Order Compliance: The Bad and The Good. | Open Government Daily | Scoop.it
The first major deadline for agency compliance with President Obama's open data Executive Order arrived this past Saturday.
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Trish Carter (P.C.)'s curator insight, December 9, 2013 11:21 PM

IF YOU GO WITH OPEN DATA, YOU BETTER BE PREPARED FOR A MIND GAME FROM HELL.  NOOO man KNOWETH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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[Guest Post] We must create a culture of “open data makers” | Telefónica Digital Hub

[Guest Post] We must create a culture of “open data makers” | Telefónica Digital Hub | Open Government Daily | Scoop.it
As part of #TheOpenAgenda, Rufus Pollock, Founder and Director of the Open Knowledge Foundation looks at how open data can be used to empower and innovate
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The United States Releases its Second Open Government National Action Plan | The White House

The United States Releases its Second Open Government National Action Plan | The White House | Open Government Daily | Scoop.it
The Obama Administration released the second U.S. Open Government National Action Plan, announcing 23 new or expanded open-government commitments that will advance these efforts even further.
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Web We Want | What is the “Web We Want”?

Web We Want | What is the “Web We Want”? | Open Government Daily | Scoop.it

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Thomas Salmon's curator insight, September 3, 2013 12:27 PM

Activism from the Open Community

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Dispatch: Crisismappers Community needs Data Makers | Open Knowledge Foundation Blog

Dispatch: Crisismappers Community needs Data Makers | Open Knowledge Foundation Blog | Open Government Daily | Scoop.it

What does open data / open knowledge have to do with Crisismapping? Everything. In times of crisis, we live in open data / open government ecosystem. We seek, build and make it happen in real time – talk converts to action quickly. 


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The Art of Data Visualization | Blog | Nick Finck | UX/IA Pro, Speaker, and Community Cultivator.

The Art of Data Visualization | Blog | Nick Finck | UX/IA Pro, Speaker, and Community Cultivator. | Open Government Daily | Scoop.it

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now publishers – Web Science: Understanding the Emergence of Macro-Level Features on the World Wide Web

Publishers of Foundations and Trends, making research accessible
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AU: Govt finds one third of open data was "junk" - The Governance Lab @ NYU

AU: Govt finds one third of open data was "junk" - The Governance Lab @ NYU | Open Government Daily | Scoop.it
IT News: “The number of datasets available on the Government’s open data website has slimmed by more than half after the agency discovered one third of the datasets were junk.
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EUROPA - PRESS RELEASES - Press release - Commission launches pilot to open up publicly funded research data

EUROPA - PRESS RELEASES - Press release - Commission launches pilot to open up publicly funded research data | Open Government Daily | Scoop.it
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Visualizing gun data for Montreal | Montreal Gazette

Visualizing gun data for Montreal | Montreal Gazette | Open Government Daily | Scoop.it
Click here for the story about the gun registry data with the map. The data from the federal gun registry, obtained and published by La Presse, is a mess. There is no consistency in how gun makes, models and calibres are recorded.
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David Cameron's Transparency Revolution? The Impact of Open Data in the UK by Ben Worthy :: SSRN

David Cameron's Transparency Revolution? The Impact of Open Data in the UK by Ben Worthy :: SSRN | Open Government Daily | Scoop.it
This article examines the impact of the UK Government’s Transparency agenda, focusing on the publication of spending data at local government level. It measures
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Working With Large Text Files – Finding UK Companies by Postcode or Business Area | School of Data - Evidence is Power

Working With Large Text Files – Finding UK Companies by Postcode or Business Area | School of Data - Evidence is Power | Open Government Daily | Scoop.it
Evidence is Power
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MIT Big Data Initiative launches transportation challenge, privacy working group - MIT News Office

MIT Big Data Initiative launches transportation challenge, privacy working group - MIT News Office | Open Government Daily | Scoop.it
New efforts aimed at improving the use and management of big data

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New petition to fix the EU lobby register | Open Knowledge Foundation Blog

New petition to fix the EU lobby register | Open Knowledge Foundation Blog | Open Government Daily | Scoop.it

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Jody_COC's curator insight, November 13, 2013 2:59 PM

Great initiative re: lobbyist registries...

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Open Data as a Service

Open Data as a Service | Open Government Daily | Scoop.it
Focalisé sur sa stratégie de gestion des informations sensibles, EBRC a, au cours des trois dernières années, étendu ses activités avec notammen

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OpenDataSoft's curator insight, November 26, 2013 1:00 PM

Open Data as a Service: un partenariat entre OpenDataSoft, EBRC et InTech