Archives February 2015

25
Feb

Australia’s Open Data Census Needs Your Support.

Australia’s Regional Open Data Census was launched as a beta web-site on International Open Data Day (21 Feb 2015). The census is a crowd-sourced measure of the openness of key data published by Australia’s states and territories. Openness is based on the answers provided to nine questions. Anyone can submit an assessment and an editorial …

21
Feb

Barack Obama talks about Open Data, Big Data and Data Science

President Barack Obama talks about the importance of Big Data and Data Science, and introduces Dr. DJ Patil as the first ever Chief Data Scientist and Deputy Chief Technology Officer for Data Policy. Dr. Patil will work with the Office of Science and Technology Policy.

21
Feb

UK to launch a world-leading digital map as open data

Ordnance Survey is announcing it will launch a world-leading digital map as open data and create an engagement hub in London. To coincide with International Open Data Day, when countries across the globe will show their support for open data policies, Ordnance Survey (OS) is announcing it will launch a world-leading digital map as open …

20
Feb

How to build a data first media platform with CKAN

Our own Beta platform for CKAN Galvanize is currently being used by the ACT Government in Australia.  Link Digital, in response to the Digital Canberra Challenge, are building a Data First Media Platform (DFMP). This is based CKAN at it’s core and integrated with a number of AWS services and the Drupal web content management system. What …

20
Feb

Data Shades to attend the 2015 International Open Data Conference

Yes, we will be attending the International Open Data Conference in Ottawa, Canada in May 2015. Come and explore a wide variety of open data issues and collaborate on charting the future of open data at the 3rd International Open Data Conference, May 28-29, 2015, in Ottawa, Canada. The global open data movement has matured …

19
Feb

Data Shades launches on International Open Data Day

This is it! We’re live, Data Shades is an open data initiative that will focus on Platform as a Service for open data customers with managed support and enhanced user experiences for those connecting with open data portals. Feel free to follow us on twitter and GitHub.    

19
Feb

The Economics of Open Data at APIdays Sydney

Presenting at API Days in Sydney on 11 February 2015, Steven De Costa delivered a session on the Economics of Open Data. With economic benefits forecast in the trillions of dollars, open data is on a fast track to a future that will bring smaller, smarter governments that empower citizens and cities. In this session …