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BIM Task Group | A UK Government Initiative
The Government Construction Strategy was published by the Cabinet office on 31 May 2011. The report announced the Governments intention to require: collaborative 3D BIM (with all project and asset information, documentation and data being electronic) on its projects by 2016.
data  research  BIM  BIS 
june 2016 by dunc
Gateway to Research
Welcome to the RCUK gateway to publicly funded research
Search for and analyse information on the latest innovative research in the UK
data  education  funding  research  innovateuk  tsb  rcuk 
june 2015 by dunc
Meet the New TempoIQ
Three years ago, we set out on a journey to make sense of the measured world. Along the way, we engineered new ways to handle time series data at scale, found an incredible set of customers, employees, and investors who believed in our mission, and gained a deeper understanding of the challenges companies with large amounts of data face.
datastore  data  sensors  iot 
october 2014 by dunc
Plenar.io - A spatio-temporal open data platform
Plenario is a centralized hub for open datasets from around the world, ready to search and download.
cities  data  library  opendata  datastore 
october 2014 by dunc
London Air Quality Network || The comprehensive source of information about air pollution in London || Home
Primary AQ site for London run by Kings College Environmental Research Group - lots of projects linked from here.
airquality  project  london  L3  data  environment  Kings  KCL 
april 2014 by dunc
AWS | Amazon Kinesis
Amazon Kinesis is a fully managed service for real-time processing of streaming data at massive scale. Amazon Kinesis can collect and process hundreds of terabytes of data per hour from hundreds of thousands of sources, allowing you to easily write applications that process information in real-time, from sources such as web site click-streams, marketing and financial information, manufacturing instrumentation and social media, and operational logs and metering data.
amazon  data  hub  iot  platform 
december 2013 by dunc
EnergyDeck - A powerful platform that helps organisations save energy costs
A powerful, community-based platform that helps organisations save energy costs
data  energy  hub  iot  platform 
december 2013 by dunc
Feel, Act, Make sense • Sen.se
This is why we have created Open.Sen.se an open platform for all those who want to imagine, prototype and test new Devices, Installations, Scenarios, Applications for this globally interconnected and immersive world. Designers, developers, tinkerers, students, hobbyists, R&D departments, artists, self quantifiers, dataviz maniacs, whatever your skills are, we tried to make Open.Sen.se easy to use and yet powerful for you. Needless to say Open.Sen.se is free.
data  iot  quantifiedself  sensors  platform  hub 
december 2013 by dunc
DataStore's First Outing — Londonscape
The DataStore had its first few outings in the last fortnight. In the first instance we set up aspects of the DataStore in the Sackler Centre at the V&A Museum. This was part of the Digital Futures:Urban Open Space alongside NASA and other winning teams from the Urban Prototyping Festival.
london  data  store  londonscape  soda 
september 2013 by dunc
Finalists 2013 Top 250 - Red Bull Illume
awesome examples of data shadows in the SEQUENCE caategory.
distance  datashadows  data  photography  redbull 
august 2013 by dunc
Urban Observatory
The focus of the Urban Observatory is on the people who live in cities, the work they do there, the movement made possible through transportation networks, the public facilities needed to run the city, and the natural systems which are impacted by the city's footprint. If you are a city with datasets in any of these categories, we urge you to contribute it to the project. See the Participation Guide<http://www.urbanobservatory.org/pdfs/uo_participation-guide.pdf> [PDF] for more information.
icricities  cities  data  maps  urbanobservatory  esri 
july 2013 by dunc
How data can bring schools together | Teacher Network | Guardian Professional
If schools are really going to crack the issue of chronic educational underachievement among traditionally disadvantaged groups of pupils, they need reliable data on the scale and varied nature of their attainment gap, and how they compare to other schools in a similar context. This will allow them to learn from other schools about how to improve.
icricities  distance  schools  data  guardian 
july 2013 by dunc
French Startup SigFox Has Developed a Wireless Internet Service for Gadgets and Appliances | MIT Technology Review
SigFox builds its networks in the same way as a cellular provider, using a system of connected antennas that each cover a particular area and link back to the operator’s central network. But the antennas use a different radio technology, developed by SigFox, known as ultra narrow band. This technology would not be of much use for streaming video to an iPhone, but it allows devices connecting to the network to consume very little energy, says Nicholls, and it allows for very long-range connections.
data  internet  iot 
november 2012 by dunc
Kaggle: making data science a sport
Kaggle is a platform for data prediction competitions that allows organizations to post their data and have it scrutinized by the world's best data scientists. In exchange for a prize, winning competitors provide the algorithms that beat all other methods of solving a data crunching problem. Most data problems can be framed as a competition.
convergence  openinnovation  analytics  competition  data  datamining  statistics 
june 2012 by dunc
Myself, quantified | Extenuating Circumstances
"I love data, but I don’t think I’m typical. Right now, I think very few (less than five?) of my friends have blood sugar meters and access to the data in them (although diabetes isn’t something that many people talk about). About the same number of my friends have Withings scales. I think no one I know has a Withings blood pressure meter. While I think less than ten of my friends have Fitbits, thirty one(!) of my Facebook friends have Nike+ Fuelband devices. But this probably reflects the fact that I work with a lot of people who work on, or with, Nike now. I have no idea how many of my friends are on Nike+ Running. I do know that about 17 of my Facebook friends are on Runkeeper."
selfsurveillance  convergence  data  health  information 
may 2012 by dunc
Why Big Data is now such a big deal
The story is the same wherever you look. Retailers such as Walmart, Tesco and Amazon do millions of transactions every hour and store all the data relating to each in colossal databases they then “mine” for information about market trends, consumer behaviour and other things. The same goes for Google, Facebook and Twitter et al. For these outfits, data is the new gold.
convergence  infinitecontent  bigdata  data  psfk 
april 2012 by dunc
Internet 2011 in numbers
555 million – Number of websites (December 2011).
300 million – Added websites in 2011.
... nice round up of stats from around the internet.
convergence  infinitecontent  statistics  data 
april 2012 by dunc
Stephen Wolfram Blog : The Personal Analytics of My Life
"Here’s a plot with a dot showing the time of each of the third of a million emails I’ve sent since 1989" pretty amazing example of personal analytics going back 20 years of digital archiving.
convergence  personal-informatics  analytics  data  visualization  selfsurveillance  quantifiedself 
march 2012 by dunc
Jeff Jonas: Your Movements Speak for Themselves: Space-Time Travel Data is Analytic Super-Food!
"Large space-time data sets combined with advanced analytics enable a degree of understanding, discovery, and prediction that may be hard for many people to fully appreciate. Better prediction means a more efficient enterprise and nifty consumer services.  Cellular companies are now receiving essential insight about their customers (e.g., to better understand and predict customer churn).  Major retailers can now better understand changes in consumer behavior (e.g., how far their customers are traveling on average this month compared to previous months).  Consumers are benefiting by getting real-time traffic information so they can avoid congested roads."
convergence  phone  analytics  data  location  mobile  privacy  artificialintelligence  retail  geoweb  locationawareness 
march 2012 by dunc
Five Good Reasons to Champion Auto-Analytics in Your Organization - H. James Wilson - Harvard Business Review
Auto-analytics builds on the momentum and current directionality of business IT. Wired's Gary Wolf has noted that 4 trends — mobile phones, social media, cheap electronic sensors, and cloud computing — are making consumer adoption of auto-analytics considerably easier. These four are also currently the focus of managerial attention and significant enterprise IT investment
convergence  selfsurveillance  hbr  tracking  data 
january 2012 by dunc
Technology: Smart move? | Architecture Today
"This privatisation of the immaterial city is akin to that of its material host which has been exposed by the recent Occupy movements and discussed in books such as Anna Minton’s Ground Control. When access to data is privatised, we become the product and the advertisers become the users, a phenomenon already being witnessed in the privatisation of the internet by companies such as Facebook, Google, Twitter and Amazon, in which we are all, to a greater or lesser extent, complicit. This is something that needs careful consideration before we all sign up to being ‘smart’." great points
iot  internetofthings  privacy  data  smartcities  convergence 
january 2012 by dunc
Tell-all telephone | Data Protection | Digital | ZEIT ONLINE
"Green party politician Malte Spitz sued to have German telecoms giant Deutsche Telekom hand over six months of his phone data that he then made available to ZEIT ONLINE. We combined this geolocation data with information relating to his life as a politician, such as Twitter feeds, blog entries and websites, all of which is all freely available on the internet. By pushing the play button, you will set off on a trip through Malte Spitz's life."
convergence  privacy  iot  internetofthings  data  location  mobile  phone  geoweb  locationawareness 
january 2012 by dunc
if this then that - a great way to program your internet
codingforkids  data  social  tools  web  ifttt 
october 2011 by dunc
"Use your Oyster card to play online Chromaroma takes your travel data and makes it into a game where every journey counts in a competition for the city!"
convergence  selfsurveillance  games  tfl  data  datalogging  rfid  london 
october 2011 by dunc
Luminaires: the new Wi-Fi | Lux Magazine
"In the far corners of the world, research teams are pushing forward an emerging area of technology known as Visible Light Communications (VLC), which uses the rapid flickering of advanced LEDs to encode data." saw this in practice at TED Global 2011 - impressive
vlc  led  data  wifi 
august 2011 by dunc
YouTube - Qiy turns the world upside down
"Qiy is an independent and secure utility, which enables an individual to create an intelligent personal domain online, thereby giving an individual control, overview and insight into their personal data." interesting video
iot  privacy  data  internetofthings 
april 2011 by dunc
Objects Outpace New Human Subscribers to AT&T, Verizon
"... non-human objects, internet connected devices like digital picture frames, web-connected GPS devices and broadband TVs, came online with AT&T and Verizon in greater numbers last quarter than new human subscribers did."
data  internetofthings  networks  iot  convergence 
december 2010 by dunc
Meet the Firehose Seven Thousand Times Bigger Than Twitter's
"Mobile devices in America are generating something like 600 billion geo-spatially tagged transactions per day. Every call, text message, email and data transfer handled by your mobile device creates a transaction with your space-time coordinate (to roughly 60 meters accuracy if there are three cell towers in range), whether you have GPS or not. Got a Blackberry? Every few minutes, it sends a heartbeat, creating a transaction whether you are using the phone or not. " wow, that would be pretty hard to import into excel for some data wrangling
convergence  data  datasets  visualization  geoweb  locationawareness 
november 2010 by dunc
Home - ePSIplus - Public Sector Information
"The aim of the ePSIplatform is to stimulate action, report developments and monitor progress towards a stronger and more transparent environment for the growth of national and European PSI re-use markets." directive - states that information generated by public funded services should be accessible for re-use at minimal cost for commercial use and at cost for public use.
iotexpertgroup  data  opensource  information  eu  opendata  psi 
september 2010 by dunc
An Interview with Gary Wolf on the Quantified Self | Institute For The Future
"Self-tracking will disappear because it will be taken for granted. The quantitative tools in our lives will produce data that will be incorporated into some feedback mechanism; we will look at those mechanisms and they will influence us in some way. For instance, we will get biometric data in the form of feedback about how well we’re eating and sleeping, but we won’t have to peel back that information and do the analysis ourselves. Of course, the people who will be making these products and services will be highly aware of their tracking components, but if they’re successful, users won’t think about those aspects."
convergence  selfsurveillance  lifetracking  future  trends  data 
september 2010 by dunc
Recent qsresource Bookmarks on Delicious
Quantified Self are using the tag qsresource to tag all resources / tools to do with personal tracking
convergence  selfsurveillance  data  lifetracking 
september 2010 by dunc
Personal Informatics
"Personal informatics is a class of tools that help people collect personally relevant information for the purpose of self-reflection and self-monitoring. These tools help people gain self-knowledge about one's behaviors, habits, and thoughts. It goes by other names such as living by numbers, personal analytics, quantified self, and self-tracking." links to tools for self surveillance
convergence  selfsurveillance  tools  personal  informatics  monitoring  lifehacks  data  personal-informatics 
september 2010 by dunc
The Data-Driven Life - NYTimes.com
After a few weeks I looked at the data and marveled. My day was a patchwork of distraction, interspersed with valuable, but too rare, periods of focus. In total, the amount of uninterrupted close attention I was able to muster in a given workday was less than three hours. After I got over the humiliation, I came to see how valuable this knowledge was.
selfsurveillance  convergence  lifetracking  data 
september 2010 by dunc
Another data win: TfL opens up bus and tube timetables for developers | Technology | guardian.co.uk
"Want to get the bus and underground timetables, in a zippy XML format? You can, right now, via the London Datastore. As the page explains, "The data available in the attached zip file consists of almost 800 xml files, with each relating to a particular service i.e. one per tube line, bus route, riverboat route, dlr route etc. Each xml file contains the following data elements: StopPoints; RouteSections; Routes; JourneyPatternSections; Operators; Services; VehicleJourneys."" Excellent, next up if only they would turn the API to real-time data back on.
convergence  urbaninformatics  web2.0  data  transport  tfl  uk  uia 
september 2010 by dunc
Twitter Now the World's Fastest Growing Search Engine | Fast Company
"According to co-founder Biz Stone, who spoke yesterday at the Aspen Ideas Festival, Twitter now reaches some 800 million search queries per day. That's over 24 billion searches per month, more than Bing (4.1 billion) and Yahoo (9.4 billion) combined." thats a big user generated information network, i wonder what kind of searches people are doing
convergence  search  twitter  data  networks  infinitecontent 
july 2010 by dunc
Gephi, graph exploration and manipulation software
"Gephi is an interactive visualization and exploration platform for all kinds of networks and complex systems, dynamic and hierarchical graphs." via KF
visualization  graph  software  tools  opensource  data 
june 2010 by dunc
5 data visualisation tips from David McCandless | Online Journalism Blog
"Here’s another snippet from my data journalism book chapter. As part of my research David McCandless, author of the very lovely book and website Information is Beautiful gave his 5 tips for visualising data" interesting five
pervasive2010  visualization  data 
may 2010 by dunc
Recover Data Like a Forensics Expert Using an Ubuntu Live CD - Hard Drives - Lifehacker
"Plenty of utilities can recover deleted files, but what if you can't boot your computer, or the whole drive has been formatted? Here's how to dig deep and recover the most elusive deleted files, or even whole partitions." time to start to try and recover (again) three months of photos from a couple of years ago (Mac format hard disk which will not mount - corrupt boot disk)
mac  ubuntu  disk  recovery  data  lifehacker 
april 2010 by dunc
LastHistory » Visualizing Last.fm Listening Histories and Personal Streams
"LastHistory allows you to analyze music listening histories from Last.fm through an interactive visualization and to explore your own past by combining the music you listened to with your own photos and calendar entries." looks good
lastfm  visualization  mac  music  software  data 
march 2010 by dunc
OpenMuni Wiki
"OpenMuni is a resource to spread knowledge on how localities can better provide open channels of information to improve quality of life, increase civic engagement, and make local government more effective." interesting collection of case studies and links to data
city  data  opensource  convergence  UIA 
february 2010 by dunc
Who owns transit data? | Rafe's Radar - CNET News
"Commuters on public transit want to know two fundamental things: when can I expect the bus or train to pick me up? And when will it drop me off at my destination? Nowadays, they may also be wondering whether their local transit agency is willing to share that data with others to put it into new and helpful formats." nice summary of the 2009 issues of gaining access to transit info
sensei_fp7  data  transit  opensource 
october 2009 by dunc
30 Resources to Find the Data You Need | FlowingData
"Let's say you have this idea for a visualization or application, or you're just curious about some trend. But you have a problem. You can't find the data, and without the data, you can't even start. This is a guide and a list of sources for where you can find that data you're looking for. There's a lot out there." really useful list of links to data sets
data  visualization  hackday  tools  api 
october 2009 by dunc
DataSF - DataSF - Liberating City Data
DataSF is a clearinghouse of datasets available from the City & County of San Francisco.
data  visualization  hackday  tools  api  sf 
october 2009 by dunc
NYC BigApps
The City of New York is improving the way it provides information and transparency to citizens. But delivering great information requires great tools. The NYC BigApps Competition will reward the developers of the most useful, inventive, appealing, effective, and commercially viable applications for delivering information from the City of New York's NYC.gov Data Mine to interested users.
data  government  hackday  tools  NYC  api 
october 2009 by dunc
At PdF, Bloomberg Announces 'Big Apps' Contest, Says He'll Dine With Winner | NYFI
“What we’re trying to do here is create the connectedness that will benefit the city economically, civically and socially,” said Mr. Bloomberg, who was beamed in live on a huge projector screen via Skype. The mayor also said that when the “.nyc” top-level domain becomes available—that’s expected to happen in 2010—the city will create a Web site at data.nyc to house all of the data.
hackday  data  uia 
october 2009 by dunc
How Long is Your City's Tail?
Interesting post comparing the webs "long tail" to what might be possible if the city embraced the same model with it's data. The reason for sharing data incities and some links through to examples of data being made available.
uia  urbancomputing  data  cim  city 
october 2009 by dunc
Pecha Kucha style on running, GPS and mapping.
a second great presentation from Dave Harte on running and data vis - i want a forerunner 405
gps  garmin  data  visualization  selfsurveillance  convergence 
august 2009 by dunc
RunSaturday > Home
"RunSaturday is a new rapidly growing, website which enables you to analyse, share and enjoy your training logs. RunSaturday's tools are designed to help you to share your fitness data, charts and maps to your existing websites - to your blogs and online training logs - to anywhere you want to see the data." via @daveharte during #be2camp - a nice tool for tracking runs
gps  data  mapping  convergence  dashboards  selfsurveillance  greenscreen 
august 2009 by dunc
Explore World Data with Factbook eXplorer from OECD | FlowingData
"The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) makes a lot of world indicators available (e.g. world population and birth rate). Much of it goes unnoticed, because most people just see a bunch of numbers. However, the Factbook eXplorer from the OECD, in collaboration with the National Center for Visual Analytics, is a visualization tool that helps you see and explore the data." Useful tool for exploring indicators in plausible futures work
foresight  plausiblefutures  data  OECD  HansRosling  gapminder 
august 2009 by dunc
Building Rome in a Day
"In this project, we consider the problem of reconstructing entire cities from images harvested from the web. Our aim is to build a parallel distributed system that downloads all the images associated with a city, say Rome, from Flickr.com. After downloading, it matches these images to find common points and uses this information to compute the three dimensional structure of the city and the pose of the cameras that captured these images. All this to be done in a day." Impressive image processing
convergence  data  flickr  transmedia 
july 2009 by dunc
Data Store: Facts you can use | Data Store | guardian.co.uk
We have compiled our top sets of publicly-available data for you to use free. Explore the links below, visualise and mash them together.
api  visualization  data  datasets 
april 2009 by dunc
Roo Reynolds - MeeTimer and myware and SQLite
"I’m interested in the idea of self-interested self-surveillance. Long before we had PMOG (the Passively Multiplayer Online Game, now called The Nethernet) to make a game of it, Seth Goldstein was calling the idea ‘myware’ and building the (short-lived) AttentionTrust site. As Fred Wilson said at the time, “If someone is going to spy on you, it’s probably best if its you.” via Roo blog
convergence  selfsurveillance  data  meetimer  firefox 
april 2009 by dunc
House of cards channel
Videos: 78 | Members: 358 | Discussions: 17 Radiohead has released the data behind their video for "House of Cards" for you to manipulate. Upload your results here.
convergence  transmedia  opensource  data  crowdsourcing  etech  radiohead  Conferences09Redux 
march 2009 by dunc
Access to all the data so you can make your own video... !!! "No cameras or lights were used. Instead two technologies were used to capture 3D images: Geometric Informatics and Velodyne LIDAR. Geometric Informatics scanning systems produce structured light to capture 3D images at close proximity, while a Velodyne Lidar system that uses multiple lasers is used to capture large environments such as landscapes. In this video, 64 lasers rotating and shooting in a 360 degree radius 900 times per minute produced all the exterior scenes."
convergence  processing.org  transmedia  visualization  data  google  etech  radiohead  Conferences09Redux 
march 2009 by dunc
Show Us a Better Way: What public data is already available?
To give the more technically minded some raw material and a headstart on getting any prototypes up and running, we have brought together here a huge quantity of information for reuse.
uk  statistics  government  gis  data  convergence  geoweb  locationawareness 
october 2008 by dunc
Intute: Science, Engineering and Technology - World Guide
A series of guides for over 270 countries and territories. These include features, demographics, geography data, interactive world maps, satellite photos, scrollable city images and links to resources about each country within the Intute database.
maps  reference  data 
june 2008 by dunc
The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) - UN statistical databases through a single entry point. Users can now search and download a variety of statistical resources of the UN system.
statistics  data  un  visualization  foresight 
april 2008 by dunc
Home - Doing Business - The World Bank Group
The Doing Business project...
provides objective measures of business regulations and their enforcement across 178 countries and selected cities at the subnational and regional level. (via Alice Clarke)
business  statistics  data 
april 2008 by dunc
ICT Statistics
As the UN specialized agency for telecommunications, ITU collects the most comprehensive range of statistics on Information and Communication Technology penetration, accessibility and use.
data  mobile  research  statistics  convergence 
february 2008 by dunc
This is a site for large data sets and the people who love them: the scrapers and crawlers who collect them, the academics and geeks who process them, the designers and artists who visualize them.
data  visualization  datasets  programming  web2.0 
january 2008 by dunc
IMF Data Mapper
info on GDP growth globally since 1980 in interactive graph format
data  statistics  visualization 
november 2007 by dunc
National Statistics Online
Free access to data produced by the Office for National Statistics, government departments and devolved administrations.
data  demographics  uk  government  statistics  convergence 
october 2007 by dunc
Gapminder - Gapcast - now in your IPod
Subscribe to Gapcast from Gapminder and get them straight into you IPod.
gapminder  data  statistics  demographics 
october 2007 by dunc
About Yahoo! Research | Yahoo! Research
Our scientists focus on data-driven analysis, high-quality search, algorithms and economic models. Yahoo! manages many of the largest and richest data repositories in the world, and our researchers mine insights from these giant collections
data  research  web 
october 2007 by dunc
Show me the data « Jon Udell
interesting post linking through to sources of free publicdata on delicious - was mentioned at foocamp 07
data  database  visualization  information  government  convergence 
august 2007 by dunc
Perceptual Edge - Library
a useful collection of papers and books on data / info vis - have got the dashboard book
visualization  information  dashboards  data  greenscreen 
may 2007 by dunc

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