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Open Data Starts Paying Off on Alzheimer’s

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, August 13 2010

A leap started seven years ago towards getting all wiki-fied, open, and share-happy with brain data by researchers inside and outside government is starting to justify itself, reports the New York Times' Gina Kolata. ... Read More

StreetFilms' Introduction to Transit Data

BY Nick Judd | Monday, August 2 2010

A Case for Open Data in Transit from Streetfilms on Vimeo. The folks at StreetFilms, part of OpenPlans, today released a video argument in favor of public transit authorities releasing the data they gather in the course ... Read More

Victory for Open Data Advocates in Tel Aviv

BY Nick Judd | Wednesday, July 7 2010

Open data advocates gained a victory Monday in Tel Aviv, Israel, when a district court there issued a ruling that orders the municipality to publish its budget in a machine-readable format, Movement for Freedom of ... Read More

In Seattle, Tracking Buses in Real-Time

BY Nick Judd | Wednesday, July 7 2010 Here's an example of something useful made with public data: One Bus Away, an open-source application that gets data on bus schedules and locations in and around Seattle to show you in real time where ... Read More

Open Gov Growing in New York?

BY Nick Judd | Thursday, June 10 2010

There are Gov 2.0 rumblings in the Big Apple. The New York City Council Committee on Technology announced yesterday that it will hold a hearing in two weeks on a bill that would, if passed, standardize the collection, ... Read More

City-Go-Round Launches: Public Transit Apps and the Fight for More Open Civic Data

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, December 10 2009

Looking for a good transit app? There's a site for that. Read More

Obama Open Government Directive is Finally Out. And It's Pretty Good.

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, December 8 2009

The White House has just released its Open Government Directive, long-awaited by transparency and "government 2.0" advocates, and at first glance, the meat on the bone looks pretty juicy. Read More

Four-Fifths of U.S. States Still Not Releasing Structured Election Data

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, November 3 2009

Here's a neat little civic engagement project to get started on tomorrow. Google and the Pew Center on the States have been working for years now on something called the Voting Information Project, aimed a solving one ... Read More

Bloomberg's "Connected City": E-govt Instead of We.Gov

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, October 2 2009

Yesterday, New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg announced his "Connected City" initiative, rolling out a series of programs aimed at transforming how New Yorkers interact with and get services from city government. Read More