Based on the existing literature and case studies, we have developed a Periodic Table of Open Data Elements detailing the enabling conditions and disabling factors that often determine the impact of open data initiatives. Although the importance of local variation and context is, of course, paramount, current research and practice shows that the elements included in five central issue categories — Problem and Demand Definition, Capacity and Culture, Partnerships, Risks, Governance — are likely to either enable or disrupt the success of open data projects when replicated across countries.
2018/09/20: it is incumbent on the civic technology community to navigate these challenges and assume their duty to democracy, as their "public work," to deliver truly empowering technology.
Participatory democracy also demands that citizens hold these engineers and designers accountable for this responsibility, forming another virtuous cycle.
It's day two at the Code for America Training. Before we can find new kinds of solutions, it's imperative we understand how cities work now, how to champion...
(no, not really but...) In December 2014, italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi annunced "soldipubblici.gov.it", a Web portal that provides official Open Data on public spending (“Soldi Pubblici”, that is) in Italy. Within a few hours, an italian Hacker showed that..
Da sempre abbiamo avuto bisogno di rappresentare simbolicamente il territorio sulle mappe. Maurizio Napolitano della Fondazione Bruno Kessler racconta che la mappa era anticamente il panno di lino che guidava i pastori e le loro greggi. Le mappe sono state da sempre strumenti preziosi per esplorare, conoscere e governare, ma anche strumenti di potere, di controllo e conquista dei territori. Proprio per questo motivo venivano custodite gelosamente, come accadeva in Europa, oppure venivano distribuite e condivise perché si arricchissero di informazioni durante le esplorazioni, come nel caso dell'America. Nel corso della storia si sono susseguite diverse tecniche cartografiche e molti sono stati i tagli dati alla rappresentazione (planimetrica, a veduta prospettica, a volo d'uccello, etc).
This past Wednesday, we hosted a fascinating conversation with three innovative thinker-doers: Ben Berkowitz, the co-founder of SeeClickFix; Marci Harris, the CEO of PopVox; and Erhardt Graeff, an MIT Civic Media grad student who is working on a project called ActionPath.
Molly Shwartz at R-Street: "Are democracies better at practicing open government than less free societies? To find out, I analyzed the 70 countries profiled in the Open Knowledge Foundation's Open Data Index and compared the rankings against the 2013 Global Democracy Rankings. As a tenet of open government in the digital age, open data practices
Now we're focusing on cyclists and pedestrians - what daily dangers do you face and what changes to road and pavement layouts do you want to see? Use Street View to show us
Three years into my time at MIT, I'm trying to get back into the habit of blogging, something that was a near-daily habit for me during the years I was at Berkman. For me, blogging is a fairly selfish activity. If I write something helpful for you, that's a happy accident. I write because it allows me to get ideas straight in my head, and because it helps me find other people working on similar problems.
Da ieri in home page di OpenCoesione (proprio sotto la mappa) è disponibile il primo di una serie di post dedicati ai dati sui Fondi Strutturali in Europa. A partire da questo e poi nelle prossime settimane, gli articoli racconteranno le esplorazioni che il team di progetto - in primis Chiara Assunta Ricci - sta effettuando sui siti di tutta Europa che pubblicano dati sull'uso dei fondi europei per la coesione. Parliamo cioè dei portali degli altri stati europei che, così come OpenCoesione in Italia, pubblicano i dati sui progetti finanziati e sui beneficiari di quei fondi.
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From a workshop, storified by Dan Mcquillan: [View the story "open sensor networks & critical citizen science" on Storify]
2018-09-10: Jagoree is a non-partisan platform that aims to enable the youth of Dhaka, Bangladesh, to engage with and participate in the political process through informed analysis, advocacy and activism. Jagoree uses online technology such as Facebook, Twitter and blogs, in both English and Bangla, and is working on two new online initiatives.
The first one is the Jagorometer, which aims to track the promises made by the Awami League government in its election manifesto (titled “Charter for Change”) prior to the 2008 general elections. The data for Jagorometer is largely based on the Jagoree core team’s analysis of articles in major Bangla and English newspapers.
The second is the Digital Bangladesh Tracker, which aims to monitor the country’s progress toward achieving the vision of a Digital Bangladesh.
2009/04/05: From DIYcity DIYcity Challenge n.7: Open Data!
Submitted by John Geraci on 2 April 2009 - 3:40pm. Lots of city agencies all over the world have data online that is accessible to humans in readable format, yet isn't accessible to other computers and programs via an API.