Microsoft and the Open Data Institute announce an Education Open Data Challenge to help close the digital divide

LONDON, UK and REDMOND, Wash. — Nov. 10, 2020  Microsoft and the Open Data Institute (ODI) on Tuesday announced the launch of an Education Open Data Challenge to shine light on the relationship between broadband access and K-12 (ages 5 to 18 years old) education outcomes. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Education Open Data Challenge will help educators and research organizations better understand the potential long-term impact the ongoing disruption to traditional learning will have on the world’s most vulnerable learners. Continue reading “Microsoft and the Open Data Institute announce an Education Open Data Challenge to help close the digital divide”

Mapping the Spread of #Coronavirus COVID-19 – Trusted Maps and Data

This post has generated loads of activity and engagement via LinkedIn. The article discusses the coronavirus outbreak and delves into a look at some trusted map and data resources that are tracking the spread. Continue reading “Mapping the Spread of #Coronavirus COVID-19 – Trusted Maps and Data”

DHS Dedicated Open Data Site for Hurricane Harvey

This via Geonet – At the request of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and working with the Homeland Infrastructure Foundation Level Data (HIFLD) Committee Chair and Federal GeoPlatform system owner, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has launched a dedicated website to provide Open Data in support of Hurricane Harvey.  Continue reading “DHS Dedicated Open Data Site for Hurricane Harvey”

Tracking U.S. government data removed from the Internet during the Trump administration

Are you concerned about data vanishing from the Internet? Now you can report and help tack datasets that are vanishing. The sunlight foudnation has a community resource where you can report data that you notice has vanished. Continue reading “Tracking U.S. government data removed from the Internet during the Trump administration”

First Look – Los Angeles Opens the GeoHub – #OpenData for Citizens and Developers

Today (Jan 29, 2016) via livestream, the city of Los Angeles officially announced the launch of their latest OpenData initiative, the GeoHub. The livestream for the media featured Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Esri’s Jack Dangermond. Continue reading “First Look – Los Angeles Opens the GeoHub – #OpenData for Citizens and Developers”

Get started and and break things! US Open Data – Dat Goes Beta

The Government wants you to Get started and and break things – Interesting news via the US open Data blog… “After a long year of alpha testing, which started on August 19th, we are excited to announce our launch of a new, even-more-stable phase of dat. Beta starts now.” Continue reading “Get started and and break things! US Open Data – Dat Goes Beta”

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