Government Digital Service (GDS) is leading the digital transformation of government:
tracking data CAN be used for GOOD if it is aggregated and de-identified just see the @strava #heatmap and #metro datasets
Strava Metro aggregates and de-identifies this data and then partners with departments of transportation and city planning groups to improve infrastructure for bicyclists and pedestrians.
can data (or even #bigdata) change the world ? @d4ca #d4ca are trying to see if it can !
see also @earthhour #earthhour
OSGeo's mission is to:
Open Source Geo Projects:
Gapminder is a non-profit venture developing information technology for provision of free statistics in new visual and animated ways.
Goal: enable you to make sense of the world by having fun with statistics.
Method: turn boring data into enjoyable interactive animations using Flash technology.
Gapminder is a Foundation in Stockholm, Sweden. Funding has been mainly by grants from Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, Sida.
In collaboration with United Nations Statistic Division Gapminder promote free access to searchable public data and all animations of different types of data are freely available at www.gapminder.org.
Free + Database = Freebase
It's about film, sports, politics, music, science and everything else all connected together. Our contributors are collecting data from all over the internet to build a massive, collaboratively-edited database of cross-linked data. Its a big job and we're just getting started.
Really free. We want to make it possible for you to add high quality structured information to your websites, mashups and applications without worrying about restrictive corporate licenses. All data is licensed Creative Commons Attribution. We only ask that you link back to us.