transparent map comparison openstreetmap google yahoo Données cartographiques ©2013 - Conditions d'utilisation Base Layer Google Streets Google MapMaker Google Aerial Google Physical Overlays ITO World at TED 2010 - Project Haiti We are proud to announce that our work has been displayed at this year's TED conference, where the world's greatest thinkers and doers come together. We were asked to provide visualisations that helped tell the story of open data in 2009, for Sir Tim Berners-Lee to give an update on open data since his talk last year. We chose to tell the story of 'OpenStreetMap - Project Haiti'.
Snake Oil? The scientific evidence for health supplements See the data: bit.ly/snakeoilsupps. See the static versionSee the old flash version Check the evidence for so-called Superfoods visualized. Note: You might see multiple bubbles for certain supplements. These is because some supps affect a range of conditions, but the evidence quality varies from condition to condition. Innovation in government: Brazil - McKinsey Quarterly - Public Sector - Management Historically, Brazilians had no visibility into government spending—which areas got funding, how efficiently public money was being used, or whether fraudulent activity was occurring. Over the past few decades, many high-profile incidents of flagrant corruption have sorely tested the public’s trust, hurt Brazil’s image in the corporate sector, and hampered economic growth. In the World Bank and IFC Enterprise Surveys 2009, 70 percent of global and domestic companies responding said they viewed corruption as a “major constraint to doing business” in Brazil.
Web 3.0 A short story about the Semantic Web. Some Internet experts believe the next generation of the Web - Web 3.0 - will make tasks like your search for movies and food faster and easier. Instead of multiple searches, you might type a complex sentence or two in your Web 3.0 browser, and the Web will do the rest. For example, you could type "I want to see a funny movie and then eat at a good Mexican restaurant. What are my options?"
Google.org Google.org is the charitable arm of Google, an Internet search engine company that was founded in October 2005. As of May 2010, the organization has committed over US$100 million in investments and grants. To fund the organization, Google granted three million shares during their initial public offering (IPO). As of March 2012, Google.org's three million shares are valued at approximately US$1.84 billion. In 2013, the corporation stated on its website that it donates "$100,000,000 in grants, 60,000 hours, $1 billion in products". Overview
The Guardian Open Platform Confusion reigns in the aftermath of any big natural disaster, but particularly so in what was already a failed state. With the little existing physical, political and social infrastructure there was now destroyed or damaged, the situation was especially challenging for aid agencies arriving on the ground. Where are the areas most in need of assistance? 11 Ways to Visualize Changes Over Time – A Guide Deal with data? No doubt you've come across the time-based variety. The visualization you use to explore and display that data changes depending on what you're after and data types.
Open Database – Brisbane City Council | data.gov.au Database includes: Boat ramps, Brisbane access ratings, budget initiatives, bus stops, cemeteries, CityCycle stations, community gardens, community halls, Customer Service Centres, dog parks, ferry terminals, golf courses. historic cemeteries, immunisation clinics, libraries, loading zones, parking meters, parks, playgrounds, public art, public toilets, Regional Business Centres, skateboard parks, street names, suburbs and adjoining suburbs, swimming pools, tennis courts, ward offices, waste collection days, waste transfer stations and WiFi hotspots.
WikiProject Haiti/Press info - OpenStreetMap Press release from the OpenStreetMap Foundation • 24th January 2010 Haiti OpenStreetMap Press Release This is just a first draft for a page that informs members of the press as well as other media about the ongoing efforts in mapping haiti. Data Dissemination to the Government of Haiti OpenStreetMap in the World Bank Haiti Situation Room For the past 3 weeks, since January 12, we’ve been actively involved in many efforts to provide support and analysis of the Haiti earthquake recovery. From immediate OpenStreetMap efforts to get imagery open licensed and traced, to working through CrisisCommons to get new volunteers mapping, creating dashboard common operating pictures of population affected by the event, emerging IDP camp locations, distribution centers, and gathering normalized health facilities around the country. Historically, these tools have been useful for the public and media to cover an event – but the question often arose if they were beneficial to responders and citizens on the ground. It’s been clear that tools such as OpenStreetMap have had a clear and positive impact on the response and recovery efforts. Organizations from the World Bank, to MapAction, to the Fairfax Search and Rescue teams have all been using OSM as a primary means of maps and routing.
Technology Review: Putting the Web in a Spreadsheet Vast quantities of data are freely available on the Web, and it can be a potential treasure trove for many businesses–providing they can figure out how to use it effectively. A company can, for example, comb through data from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and court records prior to acquiring another company to see if any of its intellectual property is tied up in legal action. In practice, however, going through so much information takes time and effort to orchestrate. Ontario Becomes Latest Province to Launch Open Data Portal Ontario residents are getting a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the place they call home. This month, Ontario became the latest province to launch an open data portal. Currently, the database contains 63 files on various topics, including roadwork, geology, and tourism in the province. The online portal is easy to use and files can be downloaded directly from the website onto a PC.
Thoughts on Google Plus: The Magic Isn’t Social, It’s Semantic It’s been said that I’ve called Google Plus “one of the subtlest and most user-friendly ontology development systems we’ve ever seen.” I did, and you can listen for yourselves on the Semantic Link podcast. Why did I do so? Well, G+ follows some of the basic principles of linked data: it uses persistent HTTP URIs for people, Sparks (concepts) and posts.