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Open data rankings by Country

July 19th, 2016

The Open Knowledge Foundation regularly review the state of the open data ecosystem by comparing individual countries data releases. These are scored based on how open the  (more…)

Wrangling big data results in big frustrations

June 8th, 2016

Analyst’s find it difficult and frustrating wrangling “big data”.


Open Data Barometer 2015

August 10th, 2016

The Open Data barometer is Produced by the World Wide Web Foundation it’s a global, collaborative effort, with input from over 150 researchers and government representatives. In total it takes over six (more…)

Open data round up – Canada

August 1st, 2016

Over the past few months we’ve noticed a big increase in the mentions of Open data in Canada, so we thought it was time to take a closer look. (more…)

Prescription Savings Worth Millions Identified by analysing open data

July 28th, 2016

An innovative start-up has found a simple way to save millions of pounds by using open data connected to prescriptions released by the NHS. This dataset has information on the prescriptions being issued by (more…)

Open data round up – Africa

July 27th, 2016

There’s no doubting African citizens desire to catch up with the leading open data nations. The more access they have to open data the easier it’ll be to spot fraudulent activity whilst also helping to make (more…)

Open Government Index 2015

July 26th, 2016

The World Justice Project (WJP) Open Government Index™ calculates scores on government openness based on responses to household surveys and questionnaires. The index currently covers 102 countries (more…)

Open data and US law

July 25th, 2016

“I want us to ask ourselves every day, how are we using technology to make a real difference in people’s lives.”
-President Barack Obama, January 14th 2010


Open Data portal news from the US

July 20th, 2016

It looks like the US is really starting to the get the Open data bug. Back in May 2013, and following up on earlier announcements, President Barack Obama issued an executive order  (more…)

US Patent Offices opens up to Open Data

July 18th, 2016

The US Patent and Trademark Office has to date granted over 9 million patents. So they are sitting on a treasure trove of data. As this is constantly being updated and users are regularly searching the content (more…)

Strange ways of using data

June 13th, 2016

Data isn’t always dry numbers and spreadsheets. If it’s open data or freely shared, it can be mashed up, visualised, analysed and served in a range of strange but oddly wonderful ways. (more…)

Open Data initiatives in Ukraine

June 9th, 2016

We hear a lot of bad news about corruption and civil unrest in Ukraine but behind the scenes a lot of people are working hard to improve the country and public services.