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Tracking the Floodwaters' Rise With Open Data

BY Nick Judd | Monday, August 29 2011

Map of flood waters from NOAA.gov data, rendered in Google Earth. Video of rising floodwaters and dramatic rescues haven't been hard to find in the wake of Hurricane Irene, but the bigger picture might have been lost as ... Read More

As Citizens Look for Hurricane Information Online, Governments Scramble to Deliver

BY Nick Judd | Friday, August 26 2011

NASA footage of astronauts observing Hurricane Irene on Thursday from the International Space Station. Just one day before a major hurricane is expected to rake the entire U.S. Eastern Seaboard and days after the ... Read More

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In Mexico, A Wiki Makes Corporate Secrets Public

Earlier this year the Latin American NGO Poder launched Quién Es Quién Wiki (Who's Who Wiki), a corporate transparency project more than two years in the making. The hope is that the platform will be the foundation for a citizen-led movement demanding transparency and accountability from businesses in Mexico. Data from Quién Es Quién Wiki is already helping community activists mobilize against foreign companies preparing to mine the mountains of the Sierra Norte de Puebla.

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