1. CityData - Making Cities Smarter


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    Where do citizens and developers go for information in your city? Perhaps for public transport timetables they have to visit the websites of the local bus and tram companies, for information about bin collections to a local council site, for crime data to the local police website ... and so on. CityData is a platform that brings geo-coded information from local councils, departments and agencies together in one place. Different agencies can upload links to their data from existing systems either using an intuitive web front end or via a powerful API, into grouped spaces on the platform where they can retain their distinctive branding. It provides facilities for agencies to upload and review data before it goes live. It uses non-proprietary, open-source software, tried and tested on large existing projects such as datagm.org.uk, a data platform for the Greater Manchester area. Data can be linked on external sites, or held as structured data on the CityData server, in which case a suite of visualisations and maps are available to users as well as an API to query the data. By making data from many different local sources discoverable and searchable, CityData encourages local app developers to build services using multiple data streams - for example, combining geospatial transport and house price data to make suggestions to a user who needs to find a place to live.

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    • CKAN: apt-get for the Debian of Data


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      Componentization – or the atomization of a given resource into 'packages' – has greatly contributed towards the ease with which software developers are able to re-use and build upon each other's work. We argue that this kind of approach is becoming significantly more important in knowledge development. This talk will discuss the Open Knowledge Foundation's Comprehensive Knowledge Archive Network (CKAN) – a registry for open data, from sonnets to statistics, genes to geodata. CKAN has recently been used in the UK Government's beta for a 'data.gov.uk' site.

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      • Editors Lab - EL PAÍS Hackdays Schedule - OKFN / MediaLab-Prado Team


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        Timelapse of the experience of the OKFN / MediaLab-Prado Team in the "Editors Lab - EL PAÍS Hackdays Schedule" organized by the Global Editors Network.

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        • Energy & linked data


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          Martin Kaltenböck The Semantic Web Company Florian Bauer Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Partnership interview at Open Data Government Camp London 2010

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          • Iain Hrynaszkiewicz in a Panton Discussion


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            Iain Hrynaszkiewicz (IainH) from BioMedCentral is an innovator in Open publishing and a strong advocate of the Panton Principles. Here he discusses his ideas, practice and ideas for the future with Open Knowledge Foundation people Laura Newman and Peter Murray-Rust. This is the full interview (minimally edited, 29 mins). Use links in TOC to jump to sections. See pantonprinciples.org/panton-discussions/ for other Panton Discussion

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            • 2. Leipziger Semantic Web Tag (LSWT2010)


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              Diese Video-Zusammenfassung des 2. Leipziger Semantic Web Tages (LSWT 2010) wurde von Netzkino.TV produziert. Die inhaltlichen Schwerpunkte des LSWT 2010 waren Semantische Technologien, Open Governmental, Public and Scientific Data, sowie Web Daten Integration. Ein besonderer Höhepunkt des LSWT 2010 war die feierliche Gründungszeremonie des deutschen Zweiges der Open Knowledge Foundation. Links: http://aksw.org/Events/2010/LeipzigerSemanticWebDay (LSWT2010) http://aksw.org (AKSW Forschungsgruppe) http://okfn.de (OKFN.de) http://www.netzkino.tv/ (Netzkino / Produktion) http://edammer.de (Enrico Damme / Kamera)

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              • MEDLINE/PubMed visualisation


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                A visualisation of the sources of articles within MEDLINE in a given year, using the WebGL Globe (http://www.chromeexperiments.com/globe) This was done as part of the JISC-funded Open Bibliography project (http://openbiblio.net). The visualisation itself can be found at http://benosteen.com/globe but requires a WebGL compatible browser, such as a recent version of Google Chrome.

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                • #opendata


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                  A short film about #opendata from the Open Knowledge Foundation. For more information, please see: opengovernmentdata.org.

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                  • Open Data Day 2014 in Berlin


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                    click on CC for English subtitles! a project by Open Knowledge Foundation Deutschland (http://okfn.de) see all Open Data Day 2014 projects from Germany here: odd14.hackdash.org Video by Sam Muirhead (http://cameralibre.cc) CC-BY Open Knowledge Foundation Deutschland Made with Free / Libre / Open Source software (http://kdenlive.org, http://gimp.org, http://audacity.sourceforge.net/, http://www.magiclantern.fm/, ubuntu.com) Music Duck Duck Goose CC-BY Jupiter Skydive (http://www.jamendo.com/en/track/1088272/duck-duck-goose) Only Instrumental CC-BY Broke For Free (https://brokeforfree.bandcamp.com/track/only-instrumental)

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                    • open Summer of Code 2013 - Aftermovie (#oSoc13)


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                      Aftermovie of the OKFN's open Summer of Code 2013 event in Ghent and Hasselt (Belgium). Music: 'Jahzzar - Summercase'.

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