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Data-Driven Journalism, Data Literacy & Open Government — Talk at CIS
by Pranesh Prakash published Jul 31, 2012 last modified Jul 31, 2012 06:08 AM — filed under: , ,
The Open Knowledge Foundation and the Centre for Internet and Society invite you to an informal talk by Lucy Chambers and Laura Newman on 'Data-Driven Journalism, Data Literacy, and Open Government'.
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Blog Entry Monitoring Sustainable Development Goals in India: Availability and Openness of Data (Part I)
by Kiran AB published Feb 22, 2016 last modified Jan 02, 2017 02:12 PM — filed under: , , , ,
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are an internationally agreed upon set of developmental targets to be achieved by 2030. There are 17 SDGs with 169 targets, and each target is mapped to one or more indicators as a measure of evaluation. In this and the next blog post, Kiran AB is documenting the availability and openness of data sets in India that are relevant for monitoring the targets under the SDGs. This post offers the findings for the first 7 Goals, while the next post will cover the last 10.
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Blog Entry Steps towards Integrated Open Water Data
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay published Nov 02, 2017 last modified Nov 02, 2017 09:58 AM — filed under: , , , ,
Multiplicity of data collection agencies, formats, and disclosure practices and conditionalities make it very difficult to access interoperable and open data about water resources and systems in India. Barriers to accessing water data impede not only academic and applied research on related topics but also public consumption of information and critical decision making. DataMeet and CIS are proud to collaborate on identifying and addressing the challenges to open up and integrate data and information in the water sector. Supported by a generous grant from Arghyam, we are undertaking an initial study of open water data resources in India and taking first steps towards developing a Free and Open Source data portal for water resources information in India. Here is an initial note about the project. The key leaders and contributors of this project are Craig Dsouza, Namita Bhatawdekar, Riddhi Munde, and Jinda Sandbhor, all of whom are members of the Pune Chapter of DataMeet.
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Blog Entry Protecting the Territory, Killing the Map
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay published May 17, 2016 — filed under: , , , ,
The politics of making and using maps in India has taken a sudden and complex turn with the publication of the draft Geospatial Information Regulation Bill, 2016. Contrary to the expectations arising out of several government schemes that are promoting the development of the new digital economy in India – from start-ups to the ongoing expansion of connectivity network – the Bill seems to be undoing various economic and humanitarian efforts, and other opportunities involving maps. This article by Sumandro Chattapadhyay and Adya Garg was published by The Wire on May 16, 2016.
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Blog Entry Summary of the Minutes of the Workshop on Biodiversity Informatics
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 30, 2012 — filed under: ,
The Western Ghats Portal team had organized a one-day workshop to explore the contemporary state of biodiversity informatics as expressed in three spheres: technology behind biodiversity informatics, scientific commons and policy and biodiversity portals in India. It hoped to provide an opportunity to interact and learn from similar endeavors in this emerging discipline. The workshop was held at Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and Environment (ATREE), Bangalore on 25 November 2011.
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Blog Entry Survey of Estimates of Economic Value of Open Government Data
by Ömer Faruk Sarı published Aug 22, 2015 last modified Aug 22, 2015 08:42 AM — filed under: , , , ,
This is a survey of estimates of economic value of open government data, and public sector information in general, across regions, countries, and sectors offered by several reports published during the last decade. The survey is undertaken by Ömer Faruk Sarı, a student of Business Administration at Koc University in Istanbul, Turkey, and research intern with CIS.
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Blog Entry Workshop on Open Data for Human Development - Sessions Report
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay published Aug 26, 2015 last modified Aug 28, 2015 08:16 AM — filed under: , , , ,
CIS facilitated a workshop on open data policy and tools for government officials from Sikkim, Meghalaya, and Tripura, and those from Bhutan and Maldives, in June 2015. The workshop was co-facilitated with Akvo, DataMeet, and Mapbox, and was supported by International Centre for Human Development of UNDP India. Here we share the workshop report and other related documents. The report is written by Sumandro, along with Amitangshu Acharya of Akvo.
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Blog Entry Sean McDonald - Ebola: A Big Data Disaster
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay published Mar 01, 2016 last modified Apr 21, 2016 09:57 AM — filed under: , , , , , ,
We are proud to initiate the CIS Papers series with a fascinating exploration of humanitarian use of big data and its discontents by Sean McDonald, FrontlineSMS, in the context of utilisation of Call Detail Records for public health response during the Ebola crisis in Liberia. The paper highlights the absence of a dialogue around the significant legal risks posed by the collection, use, and international transfer of personally identifiable data and humanitarian information, and the grey areas around assumptions of public good. The paper calls for a critical discussion around the experimental nature of data modeling in emergency response due to mismanagement of information has been largely emphasized to protect the contours of human rights.
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Blog Entry ICANN Begins its Sojourn into Open Data
by Padmini Baruah and Sumandro Chattapadhyay published Nov 11, 2016 last modified Nov 12, 2016 01:17 AM — filed under: , ,
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) recently announced that it will now set up a pilot project in order to introduce an Open Data initiative for all data that it generates. We would like to extend our congratulations to ICANN on the development of this commendable new initiative, and would be honoured to support the creation of this living document to be prepared before ICANN 58.
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Open Data in Cultural Heritage – OpenGLAM in Germany
by Prasad Krishna published Jun 10, 2014 last modified Jul 28, 2014 09:49 AM — filed under: , ,
Subhashish Panigrahi took part in this event as a member of the OpenGLAM Working Group.
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