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“Is it a bird, is it a plane?” Here’s what Datopian founder & CTO, Rufus Pollock, had to say about data quality at SEMIC 2020

In case you missed it, here’s a transcript of Rufus’ insights during the closing debate of the first digital edition of the EU’s annual semantic interoperability conference (SEMIC). Alongside fellow panelists Heather Broomfield, Ruben Verborgh and chairman David Osimo, Rufus argued his case for why data quality should be at the forefront of EU data […]

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How to climb the Data Quality Pyramid

Whether it’s fighting climate change or finding the nearest bus stop, creating insight requires data. The higher the quality of that data, the greater and more reliable the insight. What does good data look like, and how do we ascertain its quality level? In this article, we define the varying degrees of data quality, concentrating […]

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Data Data Management Data Portal

A Brief Introduction to Data Portals

July 1, 2020 by Annabel van Daalen and Paul Walsh, with graphics by Monika Popova A crucial tool for any organization, data portals perform a range of functions, from providing an easily-searchable catalog of your data to enabling data visualizations and enhancement. This article is a must-read for anyone looking to unlock their data’s potential, […]

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Data Data Management DMS

Datopian Presents: Headless DMS

June 12, 2020 by Annabel van Daalen and Rufus Pollock, with graphics by Monika Popova In a previous article, we drew an analogy between CMS (that’s ‘content management system’) and DMS (‘data management system’) to show how the two software share a similar structure. Now, in this follow-up piece, we’re going to show how DMS […]

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As CMS is to Content, DMS is to Data

June 10, 2020 by Annabel van Daalen and Rufus Pollock, with graphics by Monika Popova You’ve heard of a content management system (CMS), but have you heard of a data management system (DMS)? In this article, we show that the two aren’t all that different. Just as many companies turn instinctively to CMSs to manage […]

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Announcing Frictionless Data Joint Stewardship

March 31, 2020 by Paul Walsh Our colleagues at the Open Knowledge Foundation announced the Joint Stewardship of Frictionless Data in December 2019. Some of that announcement post is below, and I also wanted to give some more context on this and how it relates to our work at Datopian going forward. Several of us […]