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What's a Smartphone City If You Don't Have a Smartphone?

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, April 20 2011

"The Future of Cities, Information, and Inclusion" map from the Institute for the Future. Technology Review's Erica Naone warns that if the future of urban life is data-driven digital one, there's a risk that ... Read More

The Art of Rolling Your Own Radiation Mapping

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, April 12 2011

RDTN.org Yesterday, the Atlantic's Alexis Madrigal profiled a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for equipping "citizen scientists" in Japan with personal Geiger counters to measure the radiation coming out ... Read More

TransparencyCamp, Delhi

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, April 12 2011

The concept launched by the DC-based Sunlight Foundation* makes its way to India. *Note: Our Andrew Rasiej and Micah Sifry are senior advisors to the Sunlight Foundation. Read More

How User-Friendly Obama's Health Insurance Exchanges?

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, April 12 2011

The health care overhaul passed by Congress and signed by Barack Obama just over a year ago requires that states set up 'health insurance exchanges' -- marketplaces in which people without individual insurance can ... Read More

Winning Hearts, Minds, and Clicks When it Comes to Open Gov Funding

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, April 4 2011

A question on the new NerdCollider.com: "What would you change about Data.gov to get more people to care?" In other words, how do you justify spending tens of millions of taxpayer dollars on open government ... Read More

White House Open Sources "IT Dashboard" Code

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, April 4 2011

Whether or not there will be real funds behind the Obama administration's open government projects in the next federal budget is still an open question, but one project, at least, seems as if it will live on either way. ... Read More

A Look at Your Nuclear Neighborhood

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, March 30 2011

Greenpeace's Nuclear Power Plant Locator Map showing reactors near Boston, MA. Greenpeace has rolled out an improved version of its Nuclear Plant Locator Map; punch in your address, and out pops a listing of the ... Read More

Opening Dili

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, March 16 2011

East Timor gets a transparency portal. Read More

Democrats Hiring for Redistricting Desk

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, March 16 2011

One area where political data chops developed over the last few years will likely be shortly be called into greater service: redistricting. The DNC's tech department is in the market for a data-savvy person for its ... Read More