Open Data for Campaigning

Two weeks ago was the Ecampaigning Forum (ECF) organised by Fairsay in Oxford, and directly after that, the Open Data for Campaigning Camp (ODCC) put together by Tim Davies, Javier Ruiz and myself. One direct result of our efforts to promote the use of open data in campaigning organisations is Greenpeace’s experiments to make their measurements of radiation levels near Fukushima available as raw data: http://www.greenpeace.org/fukushima-data (way to go, Andrew! That’s two-star open data). Good to remember that the teams have to deal with lots of logistics and radioactive decontamination, so publishing spreadsheets isn’t at the top of their priorities.

By the way, next week, I’ll be at re:publica and re:campaign in Berlin, again talking with NGOs and campaigners about open data.

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