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Human Development Report 2009

Human Development Report 2009

Since 1990 the United Nations Development Programme publishes an annual report called the Human Development Report exploring challenges including poverty, gender, democracy, human rights, cultural liberty, globalization, water scarcity and climate change. This year’s topic is migration and the UNDP has recruited the New York based design studio Zago which originated from Basel, Switzerland to lead the design. Read more

Inside the Political Twittersphere

Inside the Political Twittersphere

Ever wondered how politicians use Twitter? Who are the most active politicians on Twitter? Who do they follow, and who follows them? Who are the political strategists and media personalities that politicians follow? And within the political Twittersphere, who follows the most people, and who follows them? Read more

The Life Cycle of the British Government

The Life Cycle of the British Government

The Life Cycle of the British Government is part of a statistical investigation into the British Government since 1979. It focuses on the Conservative Government under Thatcher and Major, and the current New Labour Government. Read more

Clarifying the Democrat’s Health Care Plan

Clarifying the Democrat’s Health Care Plan

Robert Palmer rose to the challenge of creating a flow-chart of the Democrat's Health Care plan. He reminds us of how important a clear communication of information is and how a simple graphic can influence the perception of a system. Read more

The Federal IT Dashboard

The Federal IT Dashboard

The IT Dashboard is a new website enabling federal agencies and the general public to view details of federal information technology investments. Read more

Mapping the UN Security Council Resolutions

Mapping the UN Security Council Resolutions

Piero Zagami has published some first impressions of a project called UNSC/R. With UNSC/R Zagami attempts to visualize data from the United Nations Securty Council Resolutions by classifying the 1794 Resolutions issued since the UN started its activity. Read more

Socrata – A Social Network For Data

Socrata – A Social Network For Data

Please welcome new player in the open data game: Socrata – a social network for data. Socrata provides a platform to publish open datasets, let's users view, download, share, comment or rate the datasets and opens up a space to connect with fellow data enthusiasts. Read more

Obama | One People

Obama | One People

OBAMA | ONE PEOPLE aims to analyze the behaviour of a city during a special event or a sudden emergency. The team lead by Andrea Vaccari apporached this task by analyzing information coming from the telecommunication infrastructure. This includes mobile phone networks which has the potential to provide useful and rich information and services to citizens. Read more

US Government data on Data.gov

US Government data on Data.gov

Data.gov aims to provide public access to the high quality datasets generated by the Executive Branch of the Federal Government. The datasets are available in various formats from feeds to XML or TXT files. A solid search engine makes the datasets searchable and filterable based on keywords, categories formats or agencies. Read more

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