Category Archives: OGD Participation

The more things change, the more they remain the same – Similarities between Social Media led Citizen Engagement and Citizen Engagement in 16th Century Mughal India

Reading this very interesting article, Go where your audience is: what EU communicators can learn from local citizen engagement initiatives at EuropCom, made me think about the importance of proper citizen engagement in the digital world and what we need … Continue reading

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Open Government Data – Report on Denmark’s eGovernment Strategy 2011-2015

I got a report titled, “Good Basic Data for Everyone – A Driver for Growth and Efficiency” sent to my inbox last week. The report, published in October 2012, has been written as part of Denmark’s eGoverment Strategy 2011-2015. It … Continue reading

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How to determine if a dataset is sensitive or not?

I came across this excellent article titled, Best practices for sharing sensitive environmental geospatial data, by AMEC Earth and Environmental. It is a relevant article considering that at present there is no consistent and reliable mechanisms to access the political, social, … Continue reading

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Improving Participation in an Open Government Data Initiative?

Ensuring significant public participation is one of the important success factors for an open government data (OGD) initiative. Metcalfe’s law states that the value of a network is proportional to the square of the number of users, therefore, the greater … Continue reading

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