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Open Data developments in Asia | Open Knowledge Foundation Blog - 1 views

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    This blog about Open Data Developments in Asia analyses the recent state of Open Data adopted in Asia and highlights some of the 11 Asian countries participants that attended the Open Knowledge Conference in Geneva in 2012. Of the 11 countries that attended the conference, the author of the post focuses on the East Asian and Pacific countries such as New Zealand, Australia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar and discusses their state and role in Openness. The author does a good job at providing statistics of the different countries in terms of the Worldbank Knowledge Economy Index (KEI), which analyzes the economic rankings of countries. The author then compares economic rank to that of openness, stating that countries low on the economic rank contribute little to no open data within their own countries or externally to other countries. Next, the author talks about the overall internet penetration in Asia as being only 27.5 percent and in that statistic, there is still a wide gap between North and South East Asia in terms of internet use and information distribution and acquisition from citizens and others. Moreover, the author continues to compare how many social, economical, political and cultural influence information distribution, contribution and acquisition in Asia countries. Openness is growing in the more developed Asian countries, but openness is limited, or even nonexistent, in developing (authoritative) countries. After reading this article, I've had a greater understanding of the current state of Open Data in Asia an the influences that contribute to enabling Openness. What I expected from the blog post or something that would've made the post even better could be some examples or projects of Openness or Open Data in Asia.
robert morris

OpenRefine - 2 views

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    Did you go get some Open Data this week? You need OpenRefine! A wonderful tool that lets you manipulate data files in amazing ways, i love working with it. Open source project spun off from google "OpenRefine : A free, open source, power tool for working with messy data"
Patricia Gomez de Nieto

El Portal de datos abiertos de la Unión Europea: análisis y evaluación - Dialnet - 0 views

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    Información del artículo El Portal de datos abiertos de la Unión Europea: análisis y evaluación
kristin_k

Kit de Dados Abertos - 0 views

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    Seen on Open Knowledge Foundation "Recently Brazilian government released the Kit de Dados Abertos (open data toolkit): The toolkit is made up of documents describing the process, methods and techniques for implementing an open data policy within an institution. Its goal is to both demystify the logic of opening up data and to share with public employees observed best practices that have emerged from a number of Brazilian government initiatives. The toolkit focuses on the Plano de Dados Abertos - PDA (Open Data Plan) as the guiding instrument where commitments, agenda and policy implementation cycles in the institution are registered. making it a state policy and not just a transitory governmental action. It is organizsd to facilitate the implementation of the main activities cycles that must be observed in an institution and provides links and manuals to assist in these activities. Emphasis is given to the actors/roles involved in each step and their responsibilities. Is also helps to define a central person to monitor and maintain the PDA. The following diagram summarises the macro steps of implementing an open data policy in an institution - See more at: http://blog.okfn.org/2014/10/07/branzilian-government-develops-toolkit-to-guide-institutions-in-both-planning-and-carrying-out-open-data-initatives/#sthash.kNvTB6nC.dpuf and http://kit.dados.gov.br/
Pris Laurente

Is the Internet Making Us Smarter or Dumber? Yes. - Tech News and Analysis - 2 views

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    How the internet change the way we research and the way we live. Is it making us smarter or dumber?
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    Very interesting topic as we are moving deeper and deeper into the internet of things. May answer to that question is its depend how you use it and how you balance it with real life like nature, human relations etc.
Fernando Carraro

Datos abiertos en México - 0 views

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    Sitio que promueve la transparencia de información en México Grupo en facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/231440023586135/
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    Muy bueno y útil. Muchas gracias
janetw_suiching

Open Knowledge Festival 2014 | The Open Knowledge & Data Event of the Year - 3 views

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    Who has heard of this festival about Open Knowledge? Who has been there?
Guaraciara Silva

New way to share information - 1 views

We live in a world where in a lots of parts there are many information being shared each second, anyway we need to learn and teach to change all these informations in Knowledge. This is my personal...

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Stephen Dale

Why SMBs 'are suffering from lack of open data consistency' - Computer Business Review - 0 views

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    Often there will be a big push for public bodies to publish open data and then they will stop publishing that data once the magic eye of government has moved onto something else. If companies are trying to provide an up to date service there's a real risk for them that when that data goes away they can no longer provide that service.
Mark Cardwell

AidData 3.0 | Open data for international development - 1 views

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    An organization dedicated to visualizing open data around international aid
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    Interesting examples for those of us who work in those fields. To get people to communicate and start producing material, sharing educational resources and other, it takes those knowledges you present here about open data in the International perspective.
Mark Cardwell

International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) - 1 views

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    This is a project to make financial information and results on global development open and easy to understand
Stephen Dale

Recap of 2014 Open Knowledge Festival | Opensource.com - 1 views

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    I was lucky to be in Berlin with some colleagues earlier this month for the 2014 Open Knowledge Festival and associated fringe events. There's really too much to distill into a short post-from Neelie Kroes, the European Commissioner for Digital Agenda, making the case for " Embracing the open opportunity," to Patrick Alley's breathtaking accounts of how Global Witness uses information, to expose crime and corruption in countries around the world.
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    A useful summary of some of the key take-aways from the 2014 Open Knowledge Festival, courtesy of Tariq Khokhar From the article: 1. There are some great open data initiatives around the world and two common themes are the need for a strong community of technologically literate data re-users, and the sustained effort needed within governments to change how they create, manage and publish data in the long term. 2. Spreadsheets are code and we can adopt some software engineering practices to make much better use of them. There are a number of powerful tools and approaches to data handing being pioneered by the scientific community and those working in other fields can adopt and emulate many of them. 3. Open data fundamentally needs open source software. App reuse often doesn't happen because contexts are too different. Reusable software components can reduce the development overhead for creating locally customized civic software applications and a pool of high quality civic software components is a valuable public good worth contributing to. Reading time: 15mins
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    I see that Google are the sponsors of the 2014 Open Knowledge Festival but despite having little knowledge about Google's role and interest in the Open Knowledge , I also feel they are the culprit when it comes to data manipulative for their own profit motives.
Matt Tibble

Open Knowledge Foundation Australia - 3 views

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    Getting connected with others in Australia around Open Knowledge - what it is, communities to join, and a great list of resources and websites to visit under their Communities tab.
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