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Americans Like Open Government Data; We Just Don’t Know It

By   /  April 22, 2015  /  Big Data News, Big Data News, Articles, & Education, Data Daily | Data News, Data Education  /  No Comments

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by Angela Guess Elizabeth Weise recently wrote for USA Today, “Americans take for granted being able to go online to get a flight arrival time, turning on GPS for directions or checking online to see what the house next door sold for. But a new study find most have no idea the data that makes […]

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Sunlight Gets US to Release the Largest Index of Government Data in the World

By   /  February 20, 2015  /  Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Smart Data News, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

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by Angela Guess Matthew Rumsey, Sean Vitka, and John Wonderlich of the Sunlight Foundation report, “For the first time, the United States government has agreed to release what we believe to be the largest index of government data in the world. On Friday, the Sunlight Foundation received a letter from the Office of Management and […]

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Government Linked Data Goes With George Thomas

By   /  May 1, 2014  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

[EDITOR’S NOTE: Thank you to John Breslin for authoring this guest post remembering our friend and colleague, George Thomas.] When writing about a person’s significant achievements, it would be so much better if the person themselves could hear the good things you were saying about them. Unfortunately, the person I am writing about, George Thomas, […]

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6 Suggestions for Making Open Data Work in Government

By   /  January 24, 2014  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Joel Gurin of InformationWeek recently asked, “Will 2014 finally become the year of open data?”

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Semantic Web in Emergency Response Systems – UPDATE

By   /  October 18, 2013  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

by Eric Franzon Coordinated emergency response, built on Linked Data. That is the vision of Bart van Leeuwen, Amsterdam Firefighter and founder of software company, Netage. We’ve covered Bart’s work before here at SemanticWeb.com and at the Semantic Technology & Business Conference, and today, there is news that the work is advancing to a new […]

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Obama Signs Open Data Executive Order

By   /  May 14, 2013  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Danny Palmer of Computing.co.uk reports, “US President Barack Obama has signed an executive order that requires government agencies to make publicly accessible data open and machine readable.”

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Open Gov Survey Looking for Participants

By   /  January 18, 2013  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

The University of Leeds is conducting a survey to determine the barriers to realizing the value of open government data.

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Semantic Tech Outlook: 2013

By   /  January 2, 2013  /  Data Blogs | Information From Enterprise Leaders, Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

In recent blogs we’ve discussed where semantic technologies have gone in 2012, and a bit about where they will go this year (see here, here and here). Here are some final thoughts from our panel of semantic web experts on what to expect to see as the New Year rings in: John Breslin,lecturer at NUI […]

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Co-Chair of the Open Government Partnership Shares Vision for Open Gov

By   /  December 13, 2012  /  Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Smart Data News, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Francis Maude, Minister of the United Kingdom’s Cabinet Office, recently shared his vision for Open Government.

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Prime Minister's Envoy Not Happy with Open Data Use in UK

By   /  November 20, 2012  /  Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Smart Data News, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Derek du Preez of Computer World UK reports, “Prime Minister David Cameron’s special envoy on the UN’s post-2015 development goals has said that he is ‘disappointed’ by how much the government’s open datasets have been used so far.”

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