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CKAN

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 […]

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Open Data

Open data: think local, act local

November 10, 2016 by Frederic Dubois – 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, precisely! France might not have a king anymore, but when the central government adopted […]

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Open Data

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 […]

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Open Data

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. Back in January 2015, Northern Ireland’s public sector released an open data strategy […]

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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 […]

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Viderum

September Update!

October 3, 2016 by Datopian We are now in the 11th week of our Official Inquiries project. This month, we managed to introduce a simple search feature to the website, that will allow visitors to the site to search the text inquiries we have up. Meanwhile, we conducted a review of text extraction tools. The […]

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Testing PDF Extraction Tools

September 7, 2016 by Datopian We are now 8 weeks into the Official Inquiries project. One of the most time-consuming challenges the project faces is that of turning PDF files of inquiries into clean, readable text. Converting a PDF file into a text file is not a simple matter of changing a file extension or […]

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CKAN

New CKAN video tutorial series

August 16, 2016 by Nikolas Becker 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 within CKAN. We will start our series with a short introduction to […]

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Senior Python Web Developer wanted

December 7, 2015 by Sebastian Moleski 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 UK to Brazil, US to Australia and many others. We’re looking for someone passionate about the technical […]