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Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

The White House Launches The Opportunity Project,” Utilizing Open Data to Build Stronger Ladders of Opportunity for All

In the lead up to the President’s historic visit to SxSW, today the Administration is announcing the launch of “The Opportunity Project,” a new open data effort to improve economic mobility for all Americans. As the President said in his State of the Union address, we must harness 21st century technology and innovation to expand

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

Esri Showcases Open Opportunity Data in ArcGIS Platform at White House Demo Event

Redlands, California —Esri took part in the Expanding Opportunity with Open Data: A White House Demonstration on March 7, 2016. The event showcased digital tools that help people advocate for resources in their communities through the ability to access neighborhood-level information about opportunities, such as jobs. Families, community organizers, nonprofits, local leaders, and the media

Monday, February 9th, 2015

Esri Launches New Site to Find Open Data

Redlands, Calif., Feb. 9, 2015—Esri today announced the launch of a new site aimed to help citizens discover organizations sharing open data around the world and provide direct access to thousands of open government datasets. Citizens can search, download, filter, and visualize this data through their web browser or mobile device.

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Ordnance Survey Becomes a Corporate Supporter of the Open Data Institute

Ordnance Survey is pleased to announce that it has signed up to corporate supporter membership of the Open Data Institute. It will join organisations such as the Met Office, Arup, Telefonica, Thomson Reuters and the University of Southampton, all leading the way for best practice for open data usage and delivery in their particular industry or

Monday, October 27th, 2014

Ordnance Survey Celebrates Five-years of Funding New Ventures that Use Geography and Open Data

SOUTHAMPTON, U.K., Oct. 27, 2014—In Oct 2009 Ordnance Survey opened its first GeoVation Challenge to identify and launch new ventures that had found innovative ways of using geography and open data to solve real-world problems. Out of 166 submissions, three were selected to share £22,000 in start-up funding and to receive Ordnance Survey’s ongoing support that would

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

Esri Leverages Federal Open Data Policies

Redlands, CA—President Obama today announced the public availability of 30 meter SRTM data. Immediately following the President’s speech, Esri announced that it will enhance its existing World Elevation Map to include this more detailed 30 meter SRTM data, making the data available to its customers and others around the world. By taking advantage of new

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

President Obama Announces New Actions To Strengthen Global Resilience To Climate Change

Today, at the United Nations Climate Summit in New York, President Obama announced a new set of tools to harness the unique scientific and technological capabilities of the United States to help vulnerable populations around the world strengthen their climate resilience.  The United States also announced its leadership and participation in more than a dozen

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

Will there be backlash to free open location data when more for-profit providers pounce?

The justification behind free and open municipal data largely centers around improved transparency between government and citizens, and the means for the citizen to create apps to better serve their own and other people’s needs. While this ambition is being fulfilled, there are also those aggregating open information in larger datasets with the intent to

Sunday, August 3rd, 2014

Crowdsourcing OpenAddresses with a Bounty

At the US Open Data Institute, we’re big fans of OpenAddresses. They’re working to piece together a address-level map of the entire world, county by county, city by city, town by town. Here in the United States, that data is often published on municipalities’ websites. (For example, see Baltimore, Albuquerque, or Atlanta.) Stitching together this

Friday, August 1st, 2014

Open Access to Geoscience Australia’s Data

Geoscience Australia is a leader in the provision of open spatial data, enabling clients to discover and use these data for a broad range of scientific, government, industry and community purposes.

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