Category Archives: Data sets

The Good Law Hackathon: 22 November 2014, London: Links and resources

The Good Law Hackathon is being held 22 November 2014 at the UK Ministry of Justice in London. I think John Sheridan of The National Archives is organizing the event. The event appears to be associated with the UK Government’s … Continue reading

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Land Matrix: Data and Visualizations Concerning Large Real Property Transactions

Land Matrix is a free and open database of large land transaction data, with visualization tools. Land Matrix is operated by a group of organizations including International Land Coalition and GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies / Leibniz-Institut … Continue reading

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Storify: Twitter Chat on Analyzing and Visualizing Parliamentary Data

A Twitter chat on the topic Best Practices for Analyzing and Visualizing Parliamentary Data was held 23 September 2014. The event was organized by the Legislative Openness Working Group of the Open Government Partnership, as part of Global Legislative Openness … Continue reading

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Twitter Chat on Open Legislative Data, September 19, 2014, at 9:00 a.m. Eastern

A Twitter chat on the topic, “how to open your state and local legislature with open-source software, open data, and the help of the Free Law Founders,” is being held 19 September 2014, from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time, … Continue reading

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UnBlight Unconference 2014: Storify, links, and resources

UnBlight — “an unconference exploring technology, property data and community revitalization” — was held 14-15 August 2014 in Macon, Georgia, USA. The event was hosted by Mercer University’s Center for Collaborative Journalism and the Sunlight Foundation, and was funded by … Continue reading

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PACER says large numbers of U.S. federal court documents are no longer available in its databases

PACER, the fee-based information service for the U.S. federal courts, announced recently that large numbers of court documents are no longer in its databases, as of August 10, 2014. Journalist John Hawkinson, citing a source at the Second Circuit, said … Continue reading

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