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Status of Policy Implementations of Open Government Data

…2009 was a big year. We saw the Senate start publishing votes in XML, the launch of data.gov and the Open Government Directive, and the GPO released XML for the Federal Register and Code of Federal Regulations. … There were also open standards laws passed in Vancouver and Portland. 2010 was a big year for posturing. We saw introduced in Congress H.R. 4983: Transparency in Government Act of 2010 Quigley, H.R. 6289: To direct the Librarian of Congress to make available to the public the bulk legislative… Foster, and H.R. 4858: The Public Online Information Act of 2010. The Congressional Transparency Caucus was created Quigley/Issa.  …

Source: Joshua Tauberer’s Blog, posted April 18, 2011 For full text of the article with links to legislation, click on The status of policy implementations of Open Government Data Joshua Tauberer’s Blog.

Crisis Mapping Meets Check-in

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By David Talbot, MIT Technology Review, March 28, 2011

From Libya to Japan, a Web-reporting platform called Ushahidi has helped human rights workers and others document and make sense of fast-moving crises. The platform allows reports from cell phones and Web-connected devices to be collected and displayed on Web-based maps. Now Ushahidi is adding a concept borrowed from location-based social networking, as well as layers of private access—functionality that could make the service more efficient and useful in politically charged circumstances. …

For full text of the article, visit Crisis Mapping Meets Check-in – Technology Review.

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