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United States moves towards EITI Implementation | EITI

United States moves towards EITI Implementation | EITI | Open Government Daily | Scoop.it
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Today the United States takes a key step towards implementing the EITI transparency standard. This first meeting of the USEITI Advisory Committee, is hosted by Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Interior. It will take place at the US Department of the Interior in Washington DC, and is open to the public. Additional details are available at the US EITI website, and in the DOI's press announcement.

 
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Meeting with experts on the issue of “Open Data”| Official website of Russian Government

Meeting with experts on the issue of “Open Data”| Official website of Russian Government | Open Government Daily | Scoop.it

Dmitry Medvedev: Good afternoon, colleagues. We have gathered here in order to discuss issues to do with open data. I believe that it would be pointless for me to speak for a long time at this meeting with experts. There is one thing that I want to do. I would like to apologise because probably not everyone here will be able to speak. The organisers of the meeting should probably be blamed for this. We should hold smaller meetings, so that all the concerned participants would be able to make their brief statements. Nevertheless, it is quite good that we have gathered for this expanded meeting. I would like to give the floor to those who want to tell us something. Please go ahead. 

 
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Obama: "This is the Most Transparent Administration in History."

Obama: "This is the Most Transparent Administration in History." | Open Government Daily | Scoop.it
President Obama defended his government as "the most transparent administration in history" Thursday afternoon during a White House "fireside hangout" hosted online by Google -- even as dozens of una...
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Open Call to Innovators: Apply to present at G-8 International Conference on Open Data for Agriculture | The White House

Open Call to Innovators: Apply to present at G-8 International Conference on Open Data for Agriculture | The White House | Open Government Daily | Scoop.it
Open data is being used by innovators and entrepreneurs around the world to accelerate development.
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How to find spending data inside EU's budget - join us for a Google Hangout! - OpenSpending

We're enabling anyone to explore, visualize and track government spending.
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From Data To Insight: Turning Information Into Intelligence

From Data To Insight: Turning Information Into Intelligence | Open Government Daily | Scoop.it
Marketers are all over big data - but are they looking to big data at the expense of true insights and missing the heartbeat of their customers?

Via janlgordon, Robin Good, =david.l.woolfenden, Jason Hare
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William J. Ryan's curator insight, March 4, 2013 8:35 AM

Same can be said for learning as well, we track a lot in LMS's but are we measuring what matters?  Have we defined, and agreed upon, the metrics that will help the business and the performance of the community we serve?

Irina Radchenko's curator insight, August 13, 2013 7:32 AM

Today’s connected consumer has access to an insane amount of information, all at their fingertips, thanks to the ubiquity of smartphone access to the web.

 

From checking restaurant reviews and stock prices, to taking pictures of a new pair of jeans and asking the opinion of friends on Facebook, today’s consumer is no longer restricted to choosing a brand through a push marketing approach.

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W3C Workshop: Open Data on the Web

W3C Workshop: Open Data on the Web | Open Government Daily | Scoop.it

W3C announced today a Workshop on Open Data on the Web, 23-24 April 2013, in London (England). The event is hosted by Google and jointly organized with the Open data Institute and the Open Knowledge Foundation. Participants will help prioritize W3C's agenda in the area of data on the Web at a time when a number of working groups have either completed or are close to completing their charters. As well the promises of government transparency and efficiency, the claim that is made most frequently of open data is that it is the "new oil" that is driving the digital economy. At this workshop, participants will discuss their experiences of realizing this aim and identify what's needed to make it easier. W3C membership is not required to participate. The event is open to all, but limited to 80 attendees. All participants are required to submit a position paper by 3 March 2013.


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Metrics to Measure Open Geospatial Data Quality | Slashgeo.org

Metrics to Measure Open Geospatial Data Quality | Slashgeo.org | Open Government Daily | Scoop.it
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Apps4Norge.no | Lag en fantastisk app - Difi

Apps4Norge.no | Lag en fantastisk app - Difi | Open Government Daily | Scoop.it
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Правительство Республики Башкортостан - «Открытая республика» начинает работу

Правительство Республики Башкортостан - «Открытая республика» начинает работу | Open Government Daily | Scoop.it
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1 февраля 2013 года запущен в промышленную эксплуатацию сайт «Электронная приемная» органов власти Республики Башкортостан.

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Canada Post is the odd player out in the federal open data game, because money is money

Canada Post is the odd player out in the federal open data game, because money is money | Open Government Daily | Scoop.it
While arguing postal codes are not facts, but intellectual property subject to copyright, Canada Post is diverging from the rest of the government's open data policy.
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World Bank Dataviz

World Bank Dataviz | Open Government Daily | Scoop.it
Visualizing the fight against poverty. Submit your best development data viz by clicking on the...
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German government screws up open data ← Open Gov Germany

German government screws up open data ← Open Gov Germany | Open Government Daily | Scoop.it
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Iñaki Agirre's curator insight, February 5, 2013 4:43 AM
Not enough for German Federal Open Data Portal
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Instructions issued following a meeting with experts on the issue of open data Official Website of the Government of the Russian Federation

Upon the meeting of 6 February, 2013, the following instructions have been issued:

I. Open data as a foundation of an open state

1. Minister Mikhail Abyzov shall submit for discussion at the next meeting of the Government Commission for the Coordination of the Open Government, hereinafter referred to as "Commission", the approval of the Open Data Council, hereinafter referred to as "Council," to be supervised by the Commission, its membership and a draft statute.

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University launches Australia’s first data journalism course - mUmBRELLA

University launches Australia’s first data journalism course - mUmBRELLA | Open Government Daily | Scoop.it
With data journalism growing in importance across Australian newsrooms The Centre of Advanced Journalism, at the University of Melbourne, has launched what
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Has Obama Kept His Open-Government Pledge?

Has Obama Kept His Open-Government Pledge? | Open Government Daily | Scoop.it
In his first term, President Obama promised that government would “do business in the light of day,” but skeptics say the record is mixed.
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Congress Asking the Right Questions on FOIA | Center for Effective Government

Congress Asking the Right Questions on FOIA | Center for Effective Government | Open Government Daily | Scoop.it
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From OpenGovData to GovData: Why Germany needs the OGP (and the OGP needs Germany)

Germany's official policy on transparency and accountability is lacking commitme
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What is a Dataset?

As my last post highlighted, I’ve been thinking about how we can find and discover datasets and their related APIs and services. I’m thinking of putting together some simple tools to help explore and encourage the kind of linking that my diagram illustrated.

There’s some related work going on in a few areas which is also worth mentioning:

Within the UK Government Linked Data group there’s some work progressing around the notion of a “registry” for Linked Data that could be used to collect dataset metadata as well as supporting dataset discovery. There’s a draft specification which is open for comment. I’d recommend you ignore the term “registry” and see it more as a modular approach for supporting dataset discovery, lightweight Linked Data publishing, and “namespace management” (aka URL redirection). A registry function is really just one aspect of the model.There’s an Open Data on the Web workshop in April which will cover a range of topics including dataset discovery. My current thoughts are partly preparation for that event (and I’m on the Programme Committee)There’s been some discussion and a draft proposal for adding the Dataset type to Schema.org. This could result in the publication of more embedded metadata about datasets. I’m interested in tools that can extract that information and do something useful with it.

Thinking about these topics I realised that there are many definitions of “dataset”. Unsurprisingly it means different things in different contexts. If we’re defining models, registries and markup for describing datasets we may need to get a sense of what these different definitions actually are.

As a result, I ended up looking around for a series of definitions and I thought I’d write them down here.


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Is It Snowing Where You Are? Scientists Want Your Data | IdeaFeed | Big Think

Is It Snowing Where You Are? Scientists Want Your Data | IdeaFeed | Big Think | Open Government Daily | Scoop.it
Two projects welcome online submission of snow depth and other atmospheric conditions from average citizens.
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White House Announces Release of We The People API and Open Data Day Hackathon

White House Announces Release of We The People API and Open Data Day Hackathon | Open Government Daily | Scoop.it
ProgrammableWeb.com keeps you up to date with web mashups and APIs: what's new, interesting, useful and important. Hundreds of mashups and APIs. Contribute, search, view, and chart them.
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Criticism Mounting Before German Data Portal Launch | European Public Sector Information Platform

Criticism Mounting Before German Data Portal Launch | European Public Sector Information Platform | Open Government Daily | Scoop.it
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In several places the criticism in the run-up to the launch of the German national data portal is mounting. As reported the portal is due to launch soon in beta.

 
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Jason Hare's curator insight, February 8, 2013 2:27 PM

What no open data initiative wants to hear. Perhaps there are lessons learned here for the rest of us?

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Apps against Domestic Violence: 21st-Century Solutions to an Old Problem

Apps against Domestic Violence: 21st-Century Solutions to an Old Problem | Open Government Daily | Scoop.it
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Gov't budget transparency: Russia and UK in top 10

Gov't budget transparency: Russia and UK in top 10 | Open Government Daily | Scoop.it
The Open Budget Survey ranks countries out of 100 in terms of how easy it is for citizens to find out what the government is spending.
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Clearspending Released with New Data

It's a little late, but it's here! We've released an updated version of Clearspending with data that spans from 2009 to 2011.
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