Open Data Study Substantial social and economic gains can be made from opening government data to the public. The combination of geographic, budget, demographic, services, education, and other data, publicly available in an open format on the web, promises to improve services as well as create future economic growth. This approach has been recently pioneered by governments in the United States and the United Kingdom (with the launch of two web portals, www.data.gov and www.data.gov.uk respectively) inspired in part by applications developed by grassroots civil society organizations ranging from bicycle accidents maps to sites breaking down how and where tax money is spent. This research, commissioned by a consortium of funders and NGOs (including the Information Program) under the umbrella of the Transparency and Accountability Initiative, seeks to explore the feasibility of applying this approach to open data in relevant middle income and developing countries.
Bathymetry Data Viewer - NOAA ●Contact Us Navigating the map Click and drag or use arrow keys to pan Mouse scroll forward or use + key to zoom in Mouse scroll backward or use - key to zoom out Identifying features You have several options to identify features within visible layers: Single-click on the map Or, choose another tool from the "Identify" menu: Click on to draw a rectangle Click on to draw a polygon Click on to enter coordinates for a bounding box A popup will appear with a list of the selected features. Mouse-over the list of files within an instrument folder to highlight features on the map (blue line). Click the magnifying glass icon to zoom to that feature. Searching for data Filter Surveys: opens a dialog where you can specify a desired range of survey years, survey ID, and ship name (wildcards accepted: *).
Political activities of the Koch brothers The political activities of the Koch brothers include the financial and political influence of Charles G. and David H. Koch on United States politics. This influence is seen both directly and indirectly via various advocacy and lobbying organizations in which they have an interest. The Koch brothers are the sons of Fred C. The brothers have heavily contributed to libertarian and conservative think tanks and campaigns. Background David H. David Koch has voiced support for gay marriage and U.S. military withdrawal from the Middle East. Interested in maintaining their privacy, they prefer to spend on donations to non-profit groups who do not disclose donors. Charles Koch funds and supports libertarian and free-market organizations such as the Cato Institute, which he co-founded with Edward H. The brothers promote the ideal of economic freedom as essential to society's well-being. Organizations Impact Family foundations Citizens for a Sound Economy
European PSI Scoreboard : un outil de comparaison des pays européens en matière d'open data L'ePSI Platform a mis à la disposition des internautes l'ePSI Scoreboard, graphe interactif permettant de comparer l'avancement des pays membres de l'Union européenne en matière d'ouverture des données publiques. L'ePSI Platform a mis au point l'ePSI Scoreboard, un outil de benchmark des pays européens sur l'ouverture de leurs données publiques. Encore à l'état de Bêta, l'ePSI Scoreboard est complet depuis le 13 mars dernier, avec l'ajout des données de l'Autriche, de la République Tchèque et du Royaume-Uni. Le principe est simple : noté sur un score global de 700, chaque Etat se voit attribuer un certain nombre de points selon qu'ils remplissent tel ou tel critère favorisant l'open data. Sept catégories sont distinguées : l'application de la directive PSI de 2003, la pratique de la réutilisation, les formats, la tarification, la présence ou non d'accords d'exclusivité, les données publiques locales et enfin les évènements et activités dédiés à l'open data. Source : epsiplatform
Ushahidi Money, Power and Wall Street Did the Fed’s Emergency Lending Prop Up “Too Big to Fail”? May 1, 2012, 8:44 pm ET · by Azmat Khan The Obama administration arrived in Washington in early 2009 facing the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression — and an American public outraged by bailouts for the financial institutions that had gotten them there. Pioneer Behind Credit Derivatives is Leaving JPMorgan April 3, 2014, 4:16 pm ET · by Jason M. Blythe Masters, who helped develop one of the most notorious financial instruments of the 2008 financial crisis, has announced plans to leave JPMorgan Chase. The Financial Crisis Five Years Later — How It Changed Us September 10, 2013, 10:50 am ET · by Jason M. It has been five years since the financial crisis began, and though the economy is on the mend, the legacy of the crash still reverberates. JPMorgan To Lose $842 Million In Toxic Ala. June 5, 2013, 3:22 pm ET · by Jason M. Financial Regulators Turn Their Focus To Non-Banks June 4, 2013, 3:24 pm ET · by Jason M. Is the U.S.
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