- New open energy data portal set to spark innovation in energy efficiency solutions
June 17, 2017 by Sebastian Moleski
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 launched today by the CEO of Denmark’s state-owned gas and electricity provider Energinet, and the Minister for Energy, Utilities and Climate,
- CKAN now available on G-Cloud 9
May 23, 2017 by Sebastian Moleski
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 implement its “cloud first” strategy. G-Cloud 9 makes procurement of cloud solutions simple and transparent.
- Beyond theory: does open source really matter?
January 31, 2017 by Frederic Dubois
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 not only alive and kicking, it remains as inspiring as ever.
- Danish Energinet will use CKAN to launch Energy DataStore - a free and open portal for sharing energy data
January 23, 2017 by Nikolas Becker
Open data service provider Viderum is working with Energinet.dk
, the gas and electricity operator in Denmark, to share near real-time access to Danish energy data. Using CKAN, an open-source platform for sharing data originally developed by Open Knowledge International, Energinet.dk ’s Energy DataStore will be the first transmission system operator (TSO) to openly publish its data in a centralised hub.
- Note Taking Software
November 27, 2016 by Datopian
There are a number of note-taking applications in the market, but if you are a power user, it can be hard to find exactly the “right solution”. Depending on your needs, you may want to use several different applications - none of which will usually integrate together in any helpful way. And if you want to retain full access to your notes and avoid lock-in to a particular provider it gets even harder.
- Open data, a lifeline for journalism?
October 31, 2016 by Frederic Dubois
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 available to stimulate innovation. The article made waves and is still today seen as some sort of open data manifesto.
- Northern Ireland: One year of open data “by default”?
October 13, 2016 by Frederic Dubois
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 has been accomplished since then.
- Contact form providers
October 9, 2016 by Datopian
Finding open source software that creates both beautiful and customised contact forms for your website is tricky. Software that allows you to store responses, inform you of new contact requests, enables you to have various forms under one login, allows you to get back to contacts in a click, and, importantly, doesn’t require upgrading to expensive premium subscriptions, is hard to find.
- Escaping ‘data blindness’ with the help of data visualisation
October 6, 2016 by Frederic Dubois
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 reason to cheer, since any new open data
release is a step closer to knowing what institutions are up to.