Category Archives: opengov

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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Alberta Open Data Portal #OpenGov Opens Data to the masses

TweetA fine mainstream media report on a new OpenData resource from Alberta, Canada has surfaced on the CTV (Alberta) web portal. What I like really like about this report is that it is quite accurate and truthful, getting right to … Continue reading

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MapMeter from @opengeo monitors your geospatial deployment analytics

TweetYou may have missed this one unless you happen to be following the activities out of this year’s FOSS4G in Minneapolis. OpenGeo has announced the release (Beta) of an interesting analytics tool billed as MapMeter. Simply put, Mapmeter sits on … Continue reading

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Socrata Offers Developers and OpenData Enthusiasts Hackathon In A Box

TweetThe cool crew from Seattle-based Socrata are providing government users, opendata enthusiasts, developers, and others with a very cool OpenData resource in the form of a “hackathon in a box” – a toolbox of resources, documents, tools and other handy … Continue reading

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