Category Archives: opengov

Open Government Tour 2014 #OGT14 Hits Victoria BC to Stimulate OpenData Dialog #opengov

TweetA topic that is hugely hot these days, particularly with the GeoTech crowd, is Open Data. I spent an evening in the meeting chambers at our local City Hall discussing OpenData with about 2 dozen other geeks with nothing better … Continue reading

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FME UC 2014 Video: FME Powers CKAN Open Data Portal

TweetYEs indeed the FME User Conference videos, more than 70 of them, are all online for your viewing pleasure! One of my favorite sessions at the event was delivered by Mark Laudon of the City of Surrey, B.C. Surrey is … Continue reading

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Esri Connecting Citizens and business With Open Data

TweetRecall it was in February (seems ages ago!) when Esri’s Andrew Turner (@ajturner) lifted the lid off the Esri Open Data initiative,  and effort to help Governments meet their mandate to be more transparent and serve the public with more … Continue reading

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Obama’s Plans for changing U.S. NSA intelligence practices in One Graphic

TweetLoads of buzz today in the news and on social media as a result of the Commander in Chief addressing the nation on the topic of security and privacy.  The speech was delivered against a background set by numerous proposals, … Continue reading

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Brazilian state Open data visualization tool – DataViva

TweetThe Brazilian state Minas Gerais has launched a new data visualization tool called DataViva, which is meant to help government officials, the private sector and Brazilian citizens understand big data. Although it is the product of a state government, DataViva … Continue reading

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Mashing-up Opendata for a B.C Liquor Outlet Map with CartoDB

TweetAll the twitter chatter today from #FOSS4G and the hype surrounding CartoDB got me wanting to mashup some data with the awesome open Geo tools out there so I decided to go look for some data and see what I … Continue reading

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Utah is Not Only Gorgeous But Their #OpenGov State Web Portal is Awesome!

TweetKudos to the State of Utah on their awesome web portal and for being recognized for excellence in web design and serving the population with an internet gateway that is complete awesome! The State was even recognized recently with a … Continue reading

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2013 TIGER/Line Shapefiles from US Census Bureau

TweetAn update from the Census Bureau on the availability of the 2013 TIGER/Line files as all legal boundaries and names as of January 1, 2013 were released on August 22, 2013.  About the data… The 2013 TIGER/Line Shapefiles contain 2010 … Continue reading

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Project OpenData Adds OpenData Implementation Guide

TweetThe White House developed Project Open Data (See project OpenData on github) – this collection of code, tools, and case studies – to help agencies adopt the Open Data Policy and unlock the potential of government data. Project Open Data … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday GRASS! Celebrating 30 years of GRASS GIS

TweetSome cool news from the GRASS GIS development team as GRASS turns 30! Today the Free Software community celebrates the 30th birthday of GRASS GIS! GRASS (Geographic Resources Analysis Support System) is a free and open source Geographic Information System … Continue reading

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Update on Canada’s Next Generation Open Data Portal

TweetYou may have heard or read recently that Canada has announced new/enhanced efforts in their position on Open government. This came in the form of a newly revised position and policy on OpenGov (see details)  and an enhanced open government … Continue reading

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Just in Time for SOTMUS, The 2013 OpenStreetMap (OSM) Report

TweetJust in time for the 2013 SOTMUS event taking place June 8-9 in San Fran, The 2013 OpenStreetMap Data Report – some stunning and interactive data visualizations that show how active the OpenStreetMap community is, how fast it continues to … Continue reading

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