Data to Insight

Data to Insight is Datopian’s blog with updates from the company, discussions with our clients, and thought pieces on data management, data engineering, open data and open source.

Making our Municipalities more Transparent using Python
Fri, Aug 23, 2019

DataCity is a project aimed at creating a single repository of all municipal data in Israel. In my presentation at this years’ PyCon Israel, I’ll talk about the project and the Python tool...
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Viderum is renaming to Datopian
Fri, Mar 1, 2019

Effective today, we are renaming Viderum to Datopian. All related services (including email) will continue to work as normal, and we will roll out the rebrand across all our web properties...
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Viderum in 2019
Wed, Feb 6, 2019

Hello. I’m Paul Walsh and I am the new CEO of Viderum. I moved to Viderum after 5 years at Open Knowledge International, where I have been on the Senior Management Team as Chief Product Officer and in...
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Announcing Rufus Pollock is Joining Viderum
Tue, Nov 6, 2018

Open Knowledge International and Viderum are delighted to announce that Rufus Pollock is joining Viderum as President and CEO. Rufus is a pioneer and leader in the open data community, founder of Open...
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New open energy data portal set to spark innovation in energy efficiency solutions
Sat, Jun 17, 2017

A revolutionary new online portal, which gives open access to Denmark’s energy data, is set to spark innovation in smart, data-led solutions for energy efficiency. The Energy Data Service, being launc...
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CKAN now available on G-Cloud 9
Tue, May 23, 2017

We are happy to announce that CKAN is now available under the G-Cloud 9 framework. This special program creating a digital marketplace for cloud-based solutions was created by the UK government to imp...
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Beyond theory: does open source really matter?
Tue, Jan 31, 2017

Who would have thought? When I wrote “You think open source is boring? Think again” in 2004, I never could have dreamt that it would still be relevant twelve years later. Open source is no...
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Danish Energinet will use CKAN to launch Energy DataStore - a free and open portal for sharing energy data
Mon, Jan 23, 2017

Open data service provider Viderum is working with, the gas and electricity operator in Denmark, to share near real-time access to Danish energy data. Using CKAN, an open-source platform...
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Open data: think local, act local
Thu, Nov 10, 2016

The king has decided! 5,000 municipalities are going open data in early 2017. Guess where… Hmmm. Let me give you a hint: it's in Europe… Hmmm, a king in Europe… Spain?!? Nope. France? Yes, precise...
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Open data, a lifeline for journalism?
Mon, Oct 31, 2016

Back in 2006, two journalists from The Guardian wrote the article Give us back our crown jewels, in which they pleaded for the UK government to collect the best data possible and to make it freely ava...
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Northern Ireland: One year of open data “by default”?
Thu, Oct 13, 2016

Northern Ireland, with an estimated population of just under 2 million, hopped onto the open data bandwagon in 2015. Journalist Frédéric Dubois talked to OpenDataNI’s Cormac McConaghy to find out what...
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Escaping ‘data blindness’ with the help of data visualisation
Thu, Oct 6, 2016

Opening data is one thing. Many open knowledge activists out there will cheer when seeing yet another city making some of its public interest information available to the rest of us. There is also rea...
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New CKAN video tutorial series
Tue, Aug 16, 2016

At Viderum, we want to make open data simple. And we want you to get the most out of your CKAN portal. So, today, we’re starting a series of video tutorials showing how to do different tasks wit...
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Senior Python Web Developer wanted
Mon, Dec 7, 2015

Working in the fast-growing area of open data, we build open source tools to drive transparency, accountability and re-use. Based on CKAN, we‘ve built the the official national data portals from the U...
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