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How Open Data Is Changing The Way Vancouver Shelters Its Homeless Last month, seemingly out of nowhere, the Province of British Columbia announced it would spend $1 million (in Canadian dollars) to address health and safety violations in a number of the single resident occupancy (SRO) buildings it owns in Vancouver. The reason...? Open data.
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See the Freshness of OpenStreetMap Data MapBox May 31 2013 By Eric Fischer The colors in this map of the United States indicate how recently each road has been edited in OpenStreetMap: the oldest data in yellow, the newest in magenta, along a spectrum from Charlie’s sinebow algorithm . The recent bot edits expanding street names stand out in the east. The image comes from a tool I’ve been working on for visualizing the OpenStreetMap GPS track collection for a workshop at State of the Map US next week.
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Big data: What’s your plan? The payoff from joining the big-data and advanced-analytics management revolution is no longer in doubt. The tally of successful case studies continues to build, reinforcing broader research suggesting that when companies inject data and analytics deep into their operations, they can deliver productivity and profit gains that are 5 to 6 percent higher than those of the competition. The promised land of new data-driven businesses, greater transparency into how operations actually work, better predictions, and faster testing is alluring indeed. But that doesn’t make it any easier to get from here to there. The required investment, measured both in money and management commitment, can be large.
Finance sector list of environmental impacts Performance Indicators: EN16 Total direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions by weight. (Core) EN17 Other relevant indirect greenhouse gas emissions by weight. Open Data companies - 8 video case studies - Open Data Now#.U75QYemKC9I#.U75QYemKC9I#.U75QYemKC9I#.U75QYemKC9I#.U75QYemKC9I#.U75QYemKC9I Follow this site on Twitter and subscribe to biweekly Open Data Now Insights Over the last two months I’ve been fortunate to participate in several events that have featured some of the most innovative Open Data companies around today. We’ve collected hundreds of examples of these companies through the Open Data 500 study at the GovLab. But it’s been especially interesting to hear key people from new companies describe their work in their own words.
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LocalData wants to democratize the process of gathering community information Journalists are enjoying a deepening relationship with data sets. But before the numbers are delivered out of the news side of the pipe, they have to come in through the opposite end. And even as technology advances, collecting raw information can be a very analog-style process. LocalData, winner in the data round of the Knight News Challenge, is working to simplify the data collection process through a specialized toolkit that will make it easy for civil servants or civilians to gather information about where they live and work. LocalData is a combination of several things.