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Britistics is a personal data visualisation project which collects British statistics from reputable sources such as Office for National Statistics and OnePoll . The aim of the supplement is give readers a modern day picture of the UK today. Britistics uses a combination of symbols either: designed by me, adapted by me, public domain or designed by The Noun Projec t .
So you’ve tweeted a link as part of your social media/event amplification strategy, and it’s job done, right?
This is a guest post by Alexander Mikroyannidis , a researcher at the Knowledge Media Institute of The Open University , discussing the use of http://data.open.ac.uk to identify related material to OpenLearn units within a Moodle block. The winning application of the KMi Linked Data Application Competition has attracted the interest of the ROLE project (Responsive Open Learning Environments – www.role-project.eu ). The OpenLearn Linked Data application was originally developed by Fouad Zablith as a showcase of querying data.open.ac.uk for educational resources related with OpenLearn courses.
Cultural Heritage and the Semantic Web British Museum and UCL Study Day, British Museum, London, January 13 th 2011
DBpedia is a community driven effort that treats Wikipedia like a database, enabling people to do more sophisticated queries, distribute the open encyclopedia's data to the Web and add back to Wikipedia for the purposes of enriching it. In a blog post this week , the community showed again what makes the service a unique effort with the launch of the latest version of the technology. You can get into the weeds pretty quick with DBpedia when seeking to better understand how it functions. We see it useful to think of it in terms of context. On Wikipedia, you can do keyword searches for the Rhine River in Germany.
If you live for data, slave over spreadsheets and constantly find yourself sifting through endless rows and columns of facts and figures, Google's got a lovely new product just for you — and it's free and open-source, too.
While perusing the minutes of today’s w3c egov telecon I noticed mention of Tim Berners-Lee’s Bag of Chips talk at the gov2.0 expo last week in Washington, DC.
This is a guest post by Liam Green-Hughes , a developer at The Open University, relating his experience with Linked Data to date, and his initial use of Linked Data from http://data.open.ac.uk . Over the last few months I have been on a bit of a journey in the world of Linked Data .
"I think this project is doomed" - not perhaps what you expect on the front page of a website launched to huge fanfare a year ago today by Sir Tim Berners-Lee , the British inventor of the world wide web. One year after the Labour government launched the data.gov.uk portal, intended to provide a front door to a library of government data that developers in the outside world could use to analyse trends and create commercial services, there is disquiet that the initial enthusiasm has worn off and that civil servants are quietly blocking widespread release of useful information.