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WEEKLY OVERVIEW

The Guardian publication on what Data journalism means and how it’s done

Every day brings newer and more innovative journalists into the field, and with them new skills and techniques. So, not only is data journalism changing in itself, it's changing journalism too.

Digital archaeology and open source

The Digital Index of North American Archaeology (DINAA) project is an index of linked open data citations and ontological connections. As its base layer, DINAA adapts governmental heritage management datasets for broader open and public uses. DINAA is an example of how digital is simply the way to do archaeology now, and what that means for professionals and social scientists in the field.

openFDA launches open data platform for consumer protection

Government data feeds represent an important class of public infrastructure for researchers, industry, media, and the American people to use. Open data fuels economic activity, enables resilience against climate change, provides insight into healthcare costs and fraud, energy efficiency and cost savings, and many other outcomes, from transparency and accountability to public participation.

Government Data + Maps: 10 Great Examples

Explore 10 ways federal agencies use geographic information system (GIS) technology and maps to improve decision making and deliver public information. The maps reflect how the government is using geographic data to keep the public up-to-date on different issues . The maps are also used internally by agencies to make important decisions, such as providing medical access to veterans.

Australia redefines digital and open data road-map

The New South Wales government’s roadmap for digital government came under the spotlight at the industry’s flagship 3rd Annual FutureGov Forum New South Wales in Sydney.

A brief history of open data

In December 2007, 30 open-data pioneers gathered in Sebastopol, Calif., and penned a set of eight open-government data principles that inaugurated a new era of democratic innovation and economic opportunity. That was just the beginning for Open Data. To go digital, and succeed in an interconnected world, information architects need to look beyond parking PDFs on web sites. This message was reinforced during a keynote by William Murphy, deputy secretary, service innovation and strategy, at NSW Finance and Service.

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