Open data is making its way in advanced countries like the United Kingdom and the United States but also into Latin America. Chile is among the top 15 countries of the Open Data Barometer 2014 edition—a global ranking led by the Web Foundation that assesses countries according to their publication of key government datasets, readiness to benefit from open data and evidence of … [Read more...] about 3 critical challenges in open data initiatives
How can Open Data Empower Cities and Citizens?
Leer blogpost en español By Andrew Nicklin, Director of Open Data at The Center for Government Excellence at Johns Hopkins University Greater density in cities and their surroundings challenges our governments to provide effective services to their residents, businesses, and visitors, but it also allows for greater efficiency. Whether trying to comprehend the … [Read more...] about How can Open Data Empower Cities and Citizens?
8 projects from the USAID Hackathon that help understand crime in Latin America and the Caribbean
As mentioned in an earlier blogpost, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) recently hosted a first-of-its-kind Open Data Hackathon, focusing on crime and violence in Latin America and the Caribbean. The event attracted over 100 participants from approximately 50 organizations worldwide. Participants across four different cities formed teams … [Read more...] about 8 projects from the USAID Hackathon that help understand crime in Latin America and the Caribbean
5 ways to get a snapshot of a country’s key development indicators using the IDB Open Data Portal
As we mentioned in previous blogposts, there are many ways to interact with the new Inter-American Development Bank Open Data Portal, “Numbers for Development”. The portal allows you to explore, visualize and reuse over 1700 multi-sectorial indicators from 26 countries in the region collected by the Bank over more than 50 years. The following blogpost includes a step by step … [Read more...] about 5 ways to get a snapshot of a country’s key development indicators using the IDB Open Data Portal
How Open Data can help people decide where to live?
Leer blogpost en español By Derk Steemers, CMO of Place I Live The startup PlaceILive.com uses open data in order to help its users make better informed decisions on where to live. PlaceILive has its tools live for New York, Chicago and San Francisco in the United States, plus Berlin and London in Europe. The open data comes from sources like the US Census, NYPD, MTA, … [Read more...] about How Open Data can help people decide where to live?