Arts Holland offers cultural Linked Open Data

Last week, Waag Society and it’s partners released Arts Holland. This platform is the primary resource for Linked Open Data on tourism and culture in the Netherlands and will play a role in the tourism (replication) pilot of CitySDK. The platform offers Linked Open Data to be used within CitySDK. Linked …

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Open Data Visualization at Avans Hogeschool

Data Visualisation Installation

For PICNIC 2012, Laurens Schuurkamp and Bert Spaan (Waag Society) developed an Open Data visualization installation. Subsequently, Laurens gave a seminar on Open Data Visualization on the Avans Hogeschool in Den Bosch. Laurens: “Our goal was to draw the city from scratch with the available Open Data, to see if …

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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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Shared City Learning around Open Data

One of the benefits with working with the open data community is that it is genuinely open, and happy to share good practice and learn from what others are doing. For cities facing difficult budget decisions at the same time as developing more online and digital services, this sharing of …

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Visualising Everything

XX Go Viral

Over the last few months there has been a shift in how we are seeing news media use data, in that the tools and skills are now embedded enough in mainstream news organisations (and blogs and other sources) to see instant responses to particular news stories. Perhaps not surprisingly a …

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