Follow the new Open Data podcast series by OpenDataSoft!

Open Data Discussions: Discussing Open Data in Albuquerque with Mark Leech

Welcome to OpenDataSoft’s new Open Data Podcast, “Open Data Discussions!” Each month, Open Data Evangelist Jason Hare will speak to a leader from a different Open Data program around the country to discuss what has made it successful to provide you with insights and strategies to implement in your city!

We had the pleasure of welcoming Mark Leech, Technical Services Manager for the City of Albuquerque’s Police Department, during our first podcast.

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The OpenDataSoft platform allows Schneider Electric data scientists to focus on value-add analysis

The OpenDataSoft and Schneider Electric agreement provides Schneider Electric with a tool to reduce time-consuming data management tasks. Schneider Electric’s data scientists are free to focus on their core mission: mining and modeling data for business insights.

Boston, July 25, 2017 — OpenDataSoft, a global software platform that specializes in making data open, transparent and actionable, announces a collaboration with Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, to build Schneider’s internal Analytics Data Library for IoT and Digital offers.

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Smart City Tech & Open Data Can Help U.S. Mayors Uphold Paris Climate Accord

Part 3: Resilience & Adaptation

Parts 1 and 2 of this series look at U.S. mayors’ commitment to upholding the Paris Agreement through mitigation efforts (primarily greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions) aimed at keeping the global temperature rise this century well below 2C°. In this installment, we consider the U.S. mayors’ efforts to manage the risks of a warming planet through resilience and adaption, and look at how open data and smart city technology can help.

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What is a smart city is a major question

What is a Smart City? A Comprehensive Introduction

We read and fantasize endlessly about the concept of the Smart City. Representations of these cities in the collective imagination are in large part influenced by movies (such as Minority Report), but in reality, what does it mean? Numerous cities, such as Stockholm, Rio de Janeiro, and even Paris are transforming themselves, constructing and testing their smart models. But more precisely, what is the Smart City?

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Smart City Tech & Open Data Can Help U.S. Mayors Uphold Paris Climate Accord

Part 2: Cutting Emissions from Transportation & Water Treatment

In Part 1 of this series, we looked at the commitment cities have made to continue to uphold the Paris climate accord in the wake of the Trump Administration’s decision to withdraw from the agreement. We also presented case studies to demonstrate some actions cities have taken to achieve emission reductions from buildings using smart city technology and open data. In this installment, we do the same for the transportation and water treatment sectors. We also present some of the challenges initiatives like these face, including financing, security, and some gaps in local-level open data and real-time sensor data access.

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Smart City Tech & Open Data Can Help U.S. Mayors Uphold Paris Climate Accord

US mayors at the recent US Conference of Mayors in Washington DC

Part 1: Cutting Emissions from Buildings

 “We’re getting out.” With those words, President Donald Trump announced on June 1, 2017 that the United States would withdraw from the Paris climate accord. The response from U.S. mayors was immediate: “the world cannot wait–and neither will we.”

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Connected Citizens by Waze

OpenDataSoft Partners with Waze to Deliver an Unprecedented Transportation-oriented Smart Cities initiative

Partnership Enables Open Data and Smart Cities Players Worldwide to Use and Share Waze Traffic Data to Improve Traffic Infrastructure

Boston, June 28, 2017 — OpenDataSoft, a global software platform that specializes in making data open, transparent, and actionable, is excited to announce a new data-sharing partnership with Waze, the free, real-time crowdsourced traffic and navigation app. This partnership will make it easier for cities and other local governments to launch smart transportation initiatives.

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France is leading the way in Open Data

Meanwhile in France: How Open Data is used in the Hexagon

Speaking about France often evokes images of the Eiffel Tower, majestic castles, and exquisite desserts; it’s not often first associated as a pioneer in Open Data. However, the Hexagon, as the country is often referred to for its shape, is certainly a leader in how its cities, government administrations, and companies are publishing and reusing Open Data. In this article, we will present just some of the successes France has seen in transportation Open Data, cultural Open Data, and in creating a culture around building Open Data-based services, as a few starting points.

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OpenDataSoft is Now Available on AWS Marketplace

BOSTON — June 12, 2017 — OpenDataSoft is very proud to announce that the OpenDataSoft platform is now available on AWS Marketplace. Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers can now immediately find, subscribe to, and deploy the OpenDataSoft platform on AWS Marketplace.

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on time fragility and why gov is no startup

On time, fragility and why gov is no startup

What is our government based on and how can we make it antifragile? What does antifragile mean anyway? In the following article, our Chief data Officer, Nicolas Terpolilli, shares his take with us.

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