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Interactive Data Governance workshop

Interactive Data Governance workshop

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We were delighted to co-host this informative workshop with our software partners Semanta. Nigel Higgs kicked off the session with a short introduction of the session and introductions around the room to break the ice and get to know what problems attendees are having with Data Governance.

 

Tomas Barta presented some great case studies of the past and present approaches to Data Governance with some open discussions around the room about common challenges and pitfalls. Tomas then introduced Semantas’ approach of tackling these issues in an engaging an easy to understand way. This was followed by an informative practical session where everyone was hard at work learning to improve Data Governance for their organisation.

 

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Top 21 Open Data sources

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Data is everywhere, created and used by just about anyone. The days when companies or individuals have to pay significant sums of money to access useful and interesting datasets is long gone. Here is our top 20 list of the best free data sources available online.

 

1. Data.gov.uk the UK government’s open data portal including the British National Bibliography – metadata on all UK books and publications since 1950.

 

2. Data.gov Search through 194,832 USA data sets about topics ranging from education to Agriculture.

 

3. US Census Bureau latest population, behaviour and economic data in the USA.

 

4. Socrata – software provider that works with governments to provide open data to the public, it also has its own open data network to explore.

 

5. European Union Open Data Portal thousands of datasets about a broad range of topics in the European Union.

 

6. European Data Portal is a European portal that harvests metadata from public sector portals throughout Europe. EDP therefore focuses on data made available by European countries. In addition, EDP also harvests metadata from ODP.

 

7.DBpedia crowd sourced community trying to create a public database of all Wikipedia entries.

 

8. The New York Times a searchable archive of all New York Times articles from 1851 to today.

 

9. Dataportals.org datasets from all around the world collected in one place.

 

10. The World Factbook information prepared by the CIA about, what seems like, all of the countries of the world.

 

11. NHS Health and Social Care Information Centre data sets from the UK National Health Service.

 

12. Healthdata.gov detailed USA healthcare data covering loads of health related topics.

 

13. UNICEF statistics about the situation of children and women around the world.

 

14. World Health organisation statistics concerning nutrition, disease and health.

 

15. Amazon web services large repository of interesting data sets including the human genome project, NASA’s database and an index of 5 billion web pages.

 

16. Google Public data explorer search through already mentioned and lesser known open data repositories.

 

17. Gapminder a collection of datasets from the World Health Organisation and World Bank covering economic, medical and social statistics.

 

18.Google Trends analyse the shift of searches throughout the years.

 

19. Google Finance real-time finance data that goes back as far as 40 years.

 

20. UCI Machine Learning Repository a collection of databases for the machine learning community.

 

21.National Climatic Data Center world largest archive of climate data.

 

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