Art               Science•   @martenhogeweg
Location Integrates Functional Areas…                Science/Modeling   Natural  Resources        Conservation         Lan...
…and Forces Governments to Share DataSource: http://inspire.jrc.ec.europa.eu/reports/position_papers/inspire_ast_pp_v4_3_e...
Geodata.gov > Data.gov > Geo.Data.gov6/2003    Geodata.gov launched as e-Gov initiative.3/2009    Data.gov – promotes tran...
Open Government Gone Wild?
Open Government Made Useful                      Recovery.gov Expenditures vs. Need                                       ...
Visualize Data From Agency-specific APIClimate Change and AfricanPolitical Stability Program                              ...
HOWEVER: Open Data Comes In Layers… •   Data on Employee Desktops •   Scanned Reports without Data Access •   Sprouting API
Can We Get Some Direction Please?
From Stove-pipe Applications to Platforms…            Web Client           Desktop   Web      Mobile   •   RESTful Service...
Opening Data Is Not Rocket Science  •   Publish API:      -   FCC.gov, Aiddata.org, Worldbank.org, Recovery.gov…      -   ...
The Art of Open Data Visualization is in the API  • Simple  • Stable  • Forgiving  • Useful  • Meaningful
The Result: Informed Usershttp://storymaps.esri.com/stories/feedingtheworld/
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Data Visualization is somewhere between science and art

  1. 1. Art Science• @martenhogeweg
  2. 2. Location Integrates Functional Areas… Science/Modeling Natural Resources Conservation Land Management Crime Defense/Security Congestion Pollution Water Agriculture/Forestry Business EfficiencyEnergy Economic Recovery Global Warming Human Health Land Use Population Facility Biodiversity Education Public Safety Logistics Management Development Environmental Protection Urbanization Humanitarian Relief Law Enforcement National Security Energy Emergency Management Oceans …at All Levels of Government…
  3. 3. …and Forces Governments to Share DataSource: http://inspire.jrc.ec.europa.eu/reports/position_papers/inspire_ast_pp_v4_3_en.pdf
  4. 4. Geodata.gov > Data.gov > Geo.Data.gov6/2003 Geodata.gov launched as e-Gov initiative.3/2009 Data.gov – promotes transparent government.6/2009 Data.gov connects to Geodata.gov web service and grows from 50 to 300,000 resources overnight.10/2011 Geodata.gov becomes Geo.Data.gov.7/2012 Geo.Data.gov includes 850,000+ resources.
  5. 5. Open Government Gone Wild?
  6. 6. Open Government Made Useful Recovery.gov Expenditures vs. Need Haiti AID FundingWorld Bank Projects
  7. 7. Visualize Data From Agency-specific APIClimate Change and AfricanPolitical Stability Program World Bank Data Mapper
  8. 8. HOWEVER: Open Data Comes In Layers… • Data on Employee Desktops • Scanned Reports without Data Access • Sprouting API
  9. 9. Can We Get Some Direction Please?
  10. 10. From Stove-pipe Applications to Platforms… Web Client Desktop Web Mobile • RESTful Services Client Client Client • Easily Discovered • Open Standards • Application Programming Interfaces Web ServicesHighest Point Service Health Data Demographic Point-to-Point Services Loosely Coupled and Orchestrated Services
  11. 11. Opening Data Is Not Rocket Science • Publish API: - FCC.gov, Aiddata.org, Worldbank.org, Recovery.gov… - Open Geospatial Consortium - Product API • Find Geospatial Content At: - Data.gov/Geo.Data.gov - Geoplatform.gov - ArcGIS.com • Bottom Line: - Web Services - Web Services - Web Services Unlike Predicting the End of the World…
  12. 12. The Art of Open Data Visualization is in the API • Simple • Stable • Forgiving • Useful • Meaningful
  13. 13. The Result: Informed Usershttp://storymaps.esri.com/stories/feedingtheworld/

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