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Thematic mapping blog: Norway will open its topographic datasets to the public!

Thematic mapping blog: Norway will open its topographic datasets to the public! | Public Datasets - Open Data - | Scoop.it

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The topographic datasets at 1:50,000 scale will be freely available later this year, together with address, road and cadastre data. A database of 950,000 place names was released to the public one month ago. Hopefully, digital elevation data will be free as well, but it's not yet stated.

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Quantified Self Ideology: #Personal Data becomes #BigData | #sensors #predictive

A key contemporary trend emerging in big data science is the quantified self: individuals engaged in the deliberate self-tracking of any kind of biological, ...

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The #DataBrokers | #privacy #MesInfos

All content belongs to the owner, CBS 60 Minutes. No copyright infringement intended.
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The Big Data #open source #tools | #bigdata

The Big Data #open source #tools | #bigdata | Public Datasets - Open Data - | Scoop.it
The Big Data open source tools landscape is growing rapidly. Check it out here.
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There are already so many open source tools related to Big Data. Check out the below figure to find out about the most important open source tools for big data. In the near future we will describe each open source tool in more detail. At the moment you can click the logo’s to open the respective website

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Applications and datasets from the open government data | #OpenData #OpenGob #dataviz

Applications and datasets from the open government data | #OpenData #OpenGob #dataviz | Public Datasets - Open Data - | Scoop.it
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As part of the “Open Government Data Switzerland” project, the Swiss Federal Archives and their project partners are operating a central pilot portal providing access to open data from the Swiss authorities (“open government data” or OGD). The pilot portal was launched on 16 September 2013 and is expected to remain online until the end of 2014. The authorities involved in the project are supplying some of their already accessible data for use in the pilot portal. These include a wide variety of data records, such as Swiss municipal boundaries, population statistics, up-to-date camera images of weather in Switzerland, historical documents and a directory of Swiss literature. 

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7 ways #BigData could revolutionize life | #health #hadoop #algorithms

7 ways #BigData could revolutionize life | #health #hadoop #algorithms | Public Datasets - Open Data - | Scoop.it
7 ways Big Data could revolutionize life by 2020 #infographic | See more about big data.

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Now available: Planning for #BigData | #opendata #freebook

Now available: Planning for #BigData | #opendata #freebook | Public Datasets - Open Data - | Scoop.it
Planning for Big Data is a new book that helps you understand what big data is, why it matters, and where to get started.
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" thanks to an open source project called Hadoop, commodity Linux hardware and cloud computing, this power is in reach for everyone. A data revolution is sweeping business, government and science, with consequences as far reaching and long lasting as the web itself. "


Our aim with Strata is to help you understand what big data is, why it matters, and where to get started. In the wake the recent conference, we’re delighted to announce the publication of our “Planning for Big Data” book. Available as a free download, the book contains the best insights from O’Reilly Radar authors over the past three months, including myself, Alistair Croll, Julie Steele and Mike Loukides.

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Where to start?

"Every revolution has to start somewhere, and the question for many is “how can data science and big data help my organization?” After years of data processing choices being straightforward, there’s now a diverse landscape to negotiate. What’s more, to become data driven, you must grapple with changes that are cultural as well as technological.

Our aim with Strata is to help you understand what big data is, why it matters, and where to get started. In the wake the recent conference, we’re delighted to announce the publication of our “Planning for Big Data” book. Available as a free download, the book contains the best insights from O’Reilly Radar authors over the past three months, including myself, Alistair Croll, Julie Steele and Mike Loukides.

“Planning for Big Data” is for anybody looking to get a concise overview of the opportunity and technologies associated with big data. If you’re already working with big data, hand this book to your colleagues or executives to help them better appreciate the issues and possibilities."

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JeDEM - #eJournal of #eDemocracy and Open Government | #opengob

JeDEM - #eJournal of #eDemocracy and Open Government | #opengob | Public Datasets - Open Data - | Scoop.it
JeDEM - eJournal of eDemocracy and Open Government
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Vol 5, No 2 (2013)


This issue presents the best papers from the CeDEM13 (Conference for E-Democracy and Open Government 2013) that received the highest scores by the reviewers. The papers in this issue have been extended and/or updated.

 

Scientific Research Papers

 

- Online parliamentary election campaigns in Scotland: a decade of research
Graeme Baxter, Rita Marcella
107-127

 

- The Five Stars Movement in the Italian Political Scenario. A Case for Cybercratic Centralism?
Rosanna De Rosa
128-140

 

- Understanding E-Democracy Government-Led Initiatives for Democratic Reform
Julie Freeman, Sharna Quirke
141-154

 

- Safe Online e-Services Building Legitimacy for E-government. A Case Study of Public E-services in Education in Sweden.
Mariana Gustafsson, Wihlborg Elin
155-173

 

- Parliamentary Information Visualization as a Means for Legislative Transparency and Citizen Empowerment?
Aspasia Papaloi, Dimitris Gouscos
174-186


- Re-Designing Open Data 2.0
Alon Peled
187-199


- Collective Action “Going Digital”: Overcoming Institutional and Micro-Structural Constraints through Technology Use

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New version of #opensource visualization Head Start released | #OpenScience #dataviz

New version of #opensource visualization Head Start released | #OpenScience #dataviz | Public Datasets - Open Data - | Scoop.it
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Head Start is a web application built with D3.js. The first version worked very well in terms of user interaction, but it was a nightmare to extend and maintain. Luckily, Philipp Weißensteiner, a student at Graz University of Technology became interested in the project. Philipp worked on the visualization as part of his bachelor’s thesis at the Know-Center. Not only did he modularize the source code, he also introduced Javascript Finite State Machine that lets you easily describe different states of the visualization. To setup a new instance of Head Start is now only a matter of a couple of lines. Philipp developed a cool proof of concept for his approach: a visualization that shows the evolution of a research field over time using small multiples. You can find his excellent bachelor’s thesis in the repository (German). - See more at: http://science.okfn.org/2014/02/24/new-version-of-open-source-visualization-head-start-released/#sthash.2cup1fOf.dpuf

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The Biology of Organizational Intelligence - It's People | #openknowledge

The Biology of Organizational Intelligence - It's People | #openknowledge | Public Datasets - Open Data - | Scoop.it

Via Claude Emond
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The emergence of new organizational designs based on the metaphors of open, living systems will become a powerful, corrective force. Permeability and increased stakeholder engagement are part of something very big just that’s over the horizon. You might even say it is the next phase in the evolution of democracy; one that will extend its reach beyond the public realm and into the private sector.When it comes, it will be good for society, good for the planet and good for business.

 

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Claude Emond's curator insight, February 24, 9:38 AM

Pretty special treatment of the subject. Worth reading and reflecting upon,

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#OpenData Day 2014 | #opengob

#OpenData Day 2014 | #opengob | Public Datasets - Open Data - | Scoop.it

“ Access Info Europe works to advance and defend the right to know in Europe and globally.”


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Introducing Twitter #Data Grants | Twitter for Researchers | #datascience

Introducing Twitter #Data Grants | Twitter for Researchers | #datascience | Public Datasets - Open Data - | Scoop.it
Today we’re introducing a pilot project we’re calling Twitter Data Grants, through which we’ll give a handful of research institutions access to our public and historical data. Wi......
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With more than 500 million Tweets a day, Twitter has an expansive set of data from which we can glean insights and learn about a variety of topics, from health-related information such as when and where the flu may hit to global events like ringing in the new year. To date, it has been challenging for researchers outside the company who are tackling big questions to collaborate with us to access our public, historical data. Our Data Grants program aims to change that by connecting research institutions and academics with the data they need.

 

If you’d like to participate, submit a proposal here no later than March 15th. For this initial pilot, we’ll select a small number of proposals to receive free datasets. We can do this thanks to Gnip, one of our certified data reseller partners. They are working with us to give selected institutions free and easy access to Twitter datasets. In addition to the data, we will also be offering opportunities for the selected institutions to collaborate with Twitter engineers and researchers.

 

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Mining of Massive Datasets | #bigdata #datascience #freebook

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Jay Ratcliff's curator insight, February 20, 11:24 AM

I like this book.  I had a class a Coursera where we used this text.  One of the things it helped me with was the mechanics of clustering and using different ways to measure distance between objects in a euclidean or non-euclidean space.  Plus there is a lot of stuff on Map-Reduce as well.

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Center for Data #Innovation » #Data Innovation 101

Center for Data #Innovation » #Data Innovation 101 | Public Datasets - Open Data - | Scoop.it

Via Pierre Levy
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A conversation about data-driven innovation is possible now because new technologies have made it easier and cheaper to collect, store, analyze, use, and disseminate data. But while the potential for vastly more data-driven innovation exists, many organizations have been slow to adopt these technologies. Policymakers around the world should do more to spur data-driven innovation in both the public and private sectors, including by supporting the development of human capital, encouraging the advancement of innovative technology, and promoting the availability of data itself for use and reuse.

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Arent van 't Spijker's curator insight, February 13, 7:09 AM

They must be very busy: the Center for Data Innovation formulates and promotes pragmatic public policies designed to enable data-driven innovation in the public and private sector, create new economic opportunities, and improve quality of life.

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Beware the Big Errors of #Big Data | #controverses

Beware the Big Errors of #Big Data | #controverses | Public Datasets - Open Data - | Scoop.it
We’re more fooled by noise than ever before, and it’s because of a nasty phenomenon called “big data”. Big data may mean more information, but it also means more false information.

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Big-data researchers have the option to stop doing their research once they have the right result. In options language: The researcher gets the “upside” and truth gets the “downside.” It makes him antifragile, that is, capable of benefiting from complexity and uncertainty — and at the expense of others.

 

But beyond that, big data means anyone can find fake statistical relationships, since the spurious rises to the surface. This is because in large data sets, large deviations are vastly more attributable to variance (or noise) than to information (or signal). It’s a property of sampling: In real life there is no cherry-picking, but on the researcher’s computer, there is. Large deviations are likely to be bogus.

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Graph databases list | #open #gephi #FlockDB #SNA

Graph databases list | #open #gephi #FlockDB #SNA | Public Datasets - Open Data - | Scoop.it
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Graph databases use graph structures (a finite set of ordered pairs or certain entities), with edges, properties and nodes for data storage. It provides index-free adjacency, meaning that every element is directly linked to its neighbour element. No index lookups are necessary. Graph database are faster when it comes to associative data set compared to relational databases. As they do not need join operations, they can scale naturally to large data sets.

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Serendipity is an faceted search engine based on #Semantic Web Technologies | #OpenCourse #dataviz

Serendipity is an faceted search engine based on #Semantic Web Technologies | #OpenCourse #dataviz | Public Datasets - Open Data - | Scoop.it
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Serendipity is an faceted search engine based on Semantic Web Technologies. As an important feature of Serendipity, Serendipity POIs (Points of Interest), allows users visualize OCW Repositories from an dataset based on LInked Data technologies.


Serendipity is sponsored by the research group GICAC from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (GICAC-UPM) and the Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja (UTPL) in collaboration with the OCW Institutions. This project aims to improve the searchability and discoverability of open educational content, which will enhance the ability for learners and educators to find and use OCW courses.

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Introducing Streamtools: A Graphical #Tool for Working with Streams of Data | #ddj #OpenNews

Introducing Streamtools: A Graphical #Tool for Working with Streams of Data | #ddj #OpenNews | Public Datasets - Open Data - | Scoop.it
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INTRODUCING STREAMTOOLS: A GRAPHICAL TOOL FOR WORKING WITH STREAMS OF DATA

 

New and open source from the New York Times R&D Lab.

 

We see a moment coming when the collection of endless streams of data is commonplace. As this transition accelerates it is becoming increasingly apparent that our existing toolset for dealing with streams of data is lacking. Over the last 20 years we have invested heavily in tools that deal with tabulated data, from Excel, MySQL, and MATLAB to Hadoop, R, and Python+Numpy. These tools, when faced with a stream of never-ending data, fall short and diminish our creative potential.

 

In response to this shortfall we have created streamtools—a new, open source project by the New York Times R&D Lab which provides a general purpose, graphical tool for dealing with streams of data. It offers a vocabulary of operations that can be connected together to create live data processing systems without the need for programming or complicated infrastructure. These systems are assembled using a visual interface that affords both immediate understanding and live manipulation of the system.

  

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"In response to this shortfall we have created streamtools—a new, open source project by the New York Times R&D Lab which provides a general purpose, graphical tool for dealing with streams of data. It offers a vocabulary of operations that can be connected together to create live data processing systems without the need for programming or complicated infrastructure. These systems are assembled using a visual interface that affords both immediate understanding and live manipulation of the system."

 
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#UNDP ’s Knowledge Management Strategy | #KM

#UNDP ’s Knowledge Management Strategy | #KM | Public Datasets - Open Data - | Scoop.it

Via Pierre Levy
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Document Summary

 

UNDP’s new strategic knowledge management (KM) framework operationalizes the KM objectives of the Strategic Plan 2014-2017, drawing from lessons from the last Knowledge Strategy 2009-2011 implementation as well as feedback from staff, clients and formal evaluations. Within this strategy UNDP will focus its KM work on organizational learning on what does and does not work in UNDP’s areas of development work, collecting, analysing and using evidence and lessons from a global and country perspective, and from external and internal experience. UNDP’s KM thereby covers both external KM for and with partners and clients as well as internal KM to support the organization’s operational efficiency.

 

The KM framework builds upon past KM successes (such as Communities of Practice, the Teamworks platform, public knowledge mobilization like theRio+20 Dialogues, MY World, the Post-2015 Consultations and the Civil 20 Dialogues), as well as numerous regional initiatives), however, it also addresses a range of challenges with regards to KM, in particular with respect toorganizational learning and knowledge capture (including knowledge products), knowledge networking,measurement and incentives, openness and public engagement, as well as talent management.

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Lancement d'une API pour les résultats des élections - #opendata - Montpellier #opengob | #datasets

Lancement d'une API pour les résultats des élections - #opendata - Montpellier #opengob | #datasets | Public Datasets - Open Data - | Scoop.it
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Une API (interface de programmation) est désormais disponible pour les résultats des élections depuis 1994 (Régionale 1994 jusqu’au Présidentielle 2012).

 

Les données sont extraites une seul fois du fichier opendatahttp://opendata.montpelliernumerique.fr/datastore/VilleMTP_MTP_Elections_2012.csv et intégrées dans une base mongodb.

Le code est disponible sur le dépôt libre sur GitHub (serveur en nodejs) :https://github.com/Bype/apimtnlab

 

Les 57 élections ayant eu lieu depuis 1994, sont disponibles dans un fichier json à cette url, chaque élection à un numéro propre : http://api.mtnlab.org/elections/scrutins/election.json

 

Ensuite un fichier json peut être généré par numéro d’élection (disponible dans le fichier json des 57 élections), par exemple http://api.mtnlab.org/elections/resultat/232 pour le l’élection numéro 232.

 

Les résultats sont aussi disponibles par numéro d’élection avec la géométrie (cartographie) des bureaux de votes. Par exemple http://api.mtnlab.org/elections/resultat/232?geometry=1 pour l’élection numéro 232.

 

La géométrie des bureaux de vote est issue de la donnée open data des bureaux de vote disponible à cette url : http://opendata.montpelliernumerique.fr/Bureaux-de-vote

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Making Sense of #Data - Course Google #MOOc | #datajournalism

Making Sense of #Data - Course Google #MOOc | #datajournalism | Public Datasets - Open Data - | Scoop.it
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Making Sense of Data 

 

Do you work with surveys, demographic information, evaluation data, test scores, or observation data? Are you interested in making the data you collect more useful by organizing it, analyzing it, and applying it in different ways?

 

This self-paced, online course is intended for anyone who wants to learn more about how to structure, visualize, and manipulate data. This includes student, educators, researchers, journalists, and small business owners.

 

 

DATES

 

The course is available from March 18 - April 4, 2014 with support from peers and Google content experts.

 

 

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17 short #tutorials all data scientists should read (and practice) | #datascience

17 short #tutorials all data scientists should read (and practice) | #datascience | Public Datasets - Open Data - | Scoop.it
I hope I find the time to write a one-page survival guide for UNIX, Python and Perl. Here's one for R. The links to core data science concepts are below - I ne…

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Here's the list:

 

- Practical illustration of Map-Reduce (Hadoop-style), on real data

- A synthetic variance designed for Hadoop and big data

- Fast Combinatorial Feature Selection with New Definition of Predict...

- A little known component that should be part of most data science a...

- 11 Features any database, SQL or NoSQL, should have

- Clustering idea for very large datasets

- Hidden decision trees revisited

- Correlation and R-Squared for Big Data

- Marrying computer science, statistics and domain expertize

- New pattern to predict stock prices, multiplies return by factor 5

- What Map Reduce can't do

- Excel for Big Data

- Fast clustering algorithms for massive datasets

- Source code for our Big Data keyword correlation API

- The curse of big data

- How to detect a pattern? Problem and solution

- Interesting Data Science Application: Steganography

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patrick Anguet's curator insight, March 3, 7:25 AM

A good introduction to understand the pillars of a data scientist.  Do not forget the mathematical  and business skills. 

Louis Joseph's comment, March 5, 6:11 PM
The image seem to be a wrong illustraton ;-)
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Combien valez-vous sur les réseaux sociaux ? | #Privacy #DataAwareness #databrokers

Combien valez-vous sur les réseaux sociaux ?  | #Privacy #DataAwareness #databrokers | Public Datasets - Open Data - | Scoop.it
DATA - Avez-vous une idée de votre valeur sur les réseaux sociaux ? À combien estimez-vous votre compte Facebook ? C'est la question qu'on peut se poser après les sommes vertigineuses engagées par les géants du Web. Le rachat du service de messagerie WhatsApp par Facebook: 16 milliards de dollars.

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Avec WhatsApp, Facebook va gagner dans l'opération une grande masse de données sur les usages des consommateurs dans le monde. Des informations qui ont elles aussi de la valeur, relève IHS Technology. La forte présence de WhatsApp sur des marchés émergents clés, comme le Brésil et l'Inde, fourniront à Facebook des informations sur des pays où il n'avait pas développé de monétisation. Pour les analystes de Cantor Fitzgerald, "la valorisation semble raisonnable sur la base du prix par utilisateur".

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Si mes sites web valaient ce que je vaux sur les réseaux sociaux, je ne serais plus à plaindre. En réalité, nous on bosse, eux encaissent, quoi. xDD
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#Privacy Tools: Opting Out from #DataBrokers | #datasets

#Privacy Tools: Opting Out from #DataBrokers | #datasets | Public Datasets - Open Data - | Scoop.it
Data brokers don't make it easy to see the data they hold about you. Here's what you can do to opt-out.
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Data brokers have been around forever, selling mailing lists to companies that send junk mail. But in today’s data-saturated economy, data brokers know more information than ever about us, with sometimes disturbing results.


The first spreadsheet below is a list of data brokers who will give you copies of your data. (You can scroll around inside the box below, and you can also download your own copy of the spreadsheet, here.) The second is the list of data brokers from whom I sought to opt-out, with the ones that allowed opt-outs highlighted. (Download that onehere.)

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The Observatory - The Governance Lab | #opendata #opengob

The Observatory - The Governance Lab | #opendata #opengob | Public Datasets - Open Data - | Scoop.it
Societal institutions at all levels have begun experimenting with innovative practices to collaborate and co-create solutions with citizens. However, we still have a limited conceptual understanding of what opening governance through institutional innovation means and what its impacts may be. Nor is there a systemic effort to capture current practices and what is known on […]
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In essence, the Observatory functions as a “knowledge broker,” acting as an intermediary between the increased need for knowledge and the growing body of information on the practice and impact of opening governance. Toward that end, the Observatory seeks to curate information from a wide variety of sources, structure this content in an intelligent manner, and present it in accessible ways.

 

The GovLab Index

 

Inspired by Harper’s index, GovLab Research will issue on a regular basis a compilation of statistics that reflect the trends, attitudes, behaviors, and environmental settings related to the Open Government and Government 3.0 movements. Click here to contribute to the new GovLab Index by suggesting additional stats and numerical summaries. View all of our Index posts here.

 

- The GovLab Index: Designing for Behavior Change - Please find below the latest installment in The GovLab Index series, inspired by the Harper’s Index. “The GovLab Index: Designing for Behavior Change” explores the recent application of psychology and behavioral economics towards solving social issues and shaping public policy and programs. Previous installments include The Networked Public, Measuring Impact with Evidence, Open Data, The […] 

 

- The GovLab Index: The Networked Public, (Updated and Expanded) - The GovLab Index: The Networked Public, (Updated and Expanded) Please find below the latest installment in The GovLab Index series, inspired by the Harper’s Index. “The GovLab Index: The Networked Public — January 2014” provides an update on our previous The Networked Public installment, and highlights global trends in internet use, social media, and mobile […] 

 

- The GovLab Index: Open Data, (Updated and Expanded) - The GovLab Index: Open Data, (Updated and Expanded) Please find below the latest installment in The GovLab Index series, inspired by Harper’s Index. “The GovLab Index: Open Data — December 2013” provides an update on our previous Open Data installment, and highlights global trends in Open Data and the release of public sector information. Previous […]

 

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The Internet map | #dataviz #2014

The Internet map | #dataviz #2014 | Public Datasets - Open Data - | Scoop.it
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