Chris Herwig from Mapbox.com said it and we all think it:
Open data is not truly “open” if it is inaccessible. As the open data space matures, domestically and internationally, we need to start talking about best practices for making open data more open and accessible. I’m going to go over a few of the key takeaways from my recent work, highlighting some successes and failures in providing geodata at the state and local levels in the United States.
The NeISS (National eInfrastructure for Social Simulation) project aims to introduce social scientists to new ways of thinking about social problems, and provide new services, tools and research communities to support them.