The Netherlands from a New Perspective

therlands' buildings by age

by Ron Boonstra, reposted from Waag Society On Friday 30 August I was sitting next to developer Bert Spaan when he put the finishing touch to his datavisualisation of all buildings of the Netherlands, according to their year of construction and I just had some time left to put the fact …

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Routes to the Future – Transport Innovation Challenge

FutureEverything and Transport for Greater Manchester present Routes to the Future: An Innovation Challenge, an intensive 48 hour competition aimed at coders and creative software developers to build new, useful applications from TfGM’s data that will improve the public transport experience for people of Greater Manchester. There are cash and …

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Visit to the Open Data Institute

Watching the changing opacity of the Obelisk

The Open Data Institute in Shoreditch, east London, was our destination last week, as partners from CitySDK and Commons 4 EU were in London for a three day workshop. The ODI was established with funding mainly from the UK Government from representations by Sir Tim Berners-Lee and Professor Nigel Shadbolt …

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Finding out what Travellers Want

Facebook-study reveals what travellers want Sanne Broeder, Bibi Eckhardt, Lotte Wierema, Maartje van Engelen and Esther Nijdam (all five students of Masters Communication Science) conducted a study in the week of 14 to 20 January, in the context of their research seminar (http://projectimpactvu . wordpress.com) and our project CitySDK. The …

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“Cities are turning into vast data factories”

The Economist magazine has identified that cities are “turning into vast data factories” as the smart city moves from concept to reality. And CitySDK has been identified by them as a project that is key to this opening up of data. Read the full article here. This reinvention of the …

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Manchester Hackathon Announced – Cash Prizes

For the first time ever, the City of Manchester invites you to dig underneath its digital skin. FutureEverything, Open Data Manchester and Manchester City Council are looking for experts and innovators to hack, code, programme and experiment with the city’s sets of open data to build new applications and develop …

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