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Why we built CivicDashboards

Because we also started hating data portals.  As a purveyor of one, I know its a bold statement to make. But as a company born of open data, we’ve spent the past four years not only deploying but hacking on open data portals of all kinds.  Actually, all our early experiments – from NYCDataWeb, to NYCFacets, to NYCpedia, were attempts at improving data portals – …

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ONTODIA LAUNCHES CIVIC DASHBOARDS

Cost-Effective Data Portal Bundling a Performance Management Platform, Data Subscriptions & Analytics-as-a-Service Enable Government Agencies Worldwide to Jumpstart Open Data Initiatives & Quickly Put Data to Work New York, NY (November 4, 2015) –  Ontodia announced today the launch of CivicDashboards™. CivicDashboards is a next-generation open data suite designed for agencies to go beyond listing raw datasets in an online catalog. “We believe a data …

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OpenData.city is Live!

Today, we’re thrilled to announce  that OpenData.city is live! As a company born out of Open Data, we’ve seen how fast the field has evolved.  When I first entered NYCBigApps back in 2010, NYC’s DataMine was primarily a list of 350 files being served out of a web server – no API, files in various formats, little metadata. Since then, NYC has become the top Municipal Open Data City …

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Ontodia Selected as Finalist in the IBM Watson Mobile Ch...

Everyone at Ontodia has been fans the IBM Watson cognitive computer ever since it bested the two top human Jeopardy players in 2011. IBM has been hard at work making the power of Watson available to other applications. Ontodia is pleased to announce that we have been selected as one of the 25 finalists in the IBM Watson Mobile Developer Challenge. IBM invited teams to …

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#ArtsTech Unconference Presentation – Data Visuali...

Check out the presentation we organized for the #ArtsTech Unconference. Presenters: Nathan Storey, Product/Communications Manger for PediaCities Chris Whong: Data Viz Enthusiast Michael Thompson:  Accelerator Information Studios If you have any data wrangling needs for NYC data, add them here: http://bitly.com/data_needs Get in touch with us if you have any followup questions!

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New York IS the Empire State of Data!

Whew!  What a hectic month! We co-hosted “Code Across NYC” right here at the NYU-Poly Varick Incubator with Code for America.  The Venn Diagram of Code Across America and the First International Open Data Day! NYC celebrated the first anniversary of its ground-breaking Open Data Law.  I attended the press conference on the steps of City Hall and celebrated (complete with cake!) with friends from …

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Our take on the ReinventedPayphone

Though NYCDataWell didn’t make the semifinals, it was still worthwhile and an amazing collaboration with the Ecco Design team. It allowed us to step outside our engineering focus, and consider the different usecases of a Digital City with a River of Data. Regardless, we look forward to the future of the Reinvented Payphone!  Or “Reown the Phone” (a must-watch) as Mayor Bloomberg put it

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NYC is New Tech City!

ReinventPhones Demo day was sold out, so the nycdatawell team watched via quirky.com/live.​ Looking at the quirky.com livestreaming counter, there were several hundred people watching remotely. Once again, NYC is blazing the trail! Reminiscent of the ground-breaking polihack last year when DoITT used a wiki to get feedback on its landmark Open Data Policy, the City doesn’t hesitate to use unconventional digital means to reach out to …

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Using Linked Open Data Rocket Boosters to slay your Big ...

That’s the name of our lightning talk at the Big Data Camp during NYC Data Week , next Tuesday, at 6:30pm, at the Hilton New York. And the title says it all!  See how we enable “Open Data Wrangling as a Service” using our API (“Answering People Interface“).  See you there!

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On Open Data and Smart Cities

On Friday, October 12, a group of Semantic thought leaders from around the globe met for the latest installment of the Semantic Link, a monthly podcast covering the world of Semantic Technologies. “The Linkers” – Ivan Herman, Bernadette Hyland, Andraz Tori, Eric Franzon, and Christine Connors were moderated by Paul Miller. I was honored to be invited as a guest, along with Hadley Beeman, an expert …

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