Open Data

Journal of Community Informatics: CfP for Special issue on Open Data

Michael Gurstein’s blog post last year on Open Data: Empowering the Empowered, or Effective Use for Everyone sparked some interesting discussions about how open data policies and practices impact different groups on the ground. The question of what impacts open data will have in different contexts has been picked up in Daniel Kaplan’s recent post on the […]

Web Science Poster #rswebsci

The following poster (also available on the report pages – please link there if referencing) was presented at the ‘Web Science: A New Frontier’ satellite meeting at The Royal Society Kavli Centre, 29th September 2010 and summarises some elements of the study. Click the image to access a full-size version on Flickr, or find a PDF copy […]

Four thoughts on improving open government data

Hadley Beeman has been doing some fantastic work developing conversations and ideas to meet many of the challenges that current open government data users are encountering. You can read her latest update on the project over here. What I meant to be a short comment turned into a blog-length set of reflections, so – reposted […]

Who is using open government data? Survey analysis

I’ve been uploading more of the raw data from the survey to the survey page today alongside putting together a reflective-journal/open-workbench presentation detailing the analysis behind the ‘Open Government Data User Motivations’ section of my dissertation write up. The presentation is embedded below or accessible on SlideShare here. Who is using Open Government Data – […]

It’s not just about machine readable

One of the approaches I’ve been using in trying to analyse the 50 or so different cases of open data use I’ve collected in this study is to divide up the different processes of data use. I started with a simple schematic, and building on the theoretical reading I’ve been doing around data and information, […]

Open Data in Developing Countries


The focus of my work is currently on the Exploring the Emerging Impacts of Open Data in Developing Countries (ODDC) project with the Web Foundation.

MSc – Open Data & Democracy

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