Tag Archives: Open government data

Open Legal Data: Focus of Open Government Chicago Meetup, 14 November 2013

Open legal data was the focus of the Open Government Chicago Meetup held 14 November 2013, entitled Process and Products Around the Chicago Municipal Code. Click here for video of the event (HT Dan O’Neil). Click here for the full … Continue reading

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Legal data papers at 2013 Workshop on Empirical Studies of Trademark Data

The following legal-data-focused papers were presented at the 2013 Workshop on Empirical Studies of Trademark Data, held 26-27 September 2013 in Alexandria, Virginia, USA: Paul Duguid, University of California, Berkeley: Dated Data (abstract) Stefan Bechtold, ETH-Zurich: Trademarks, Triggers, and Online … Continue reading

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Jaquith: Founding of U.S. Open Data Institute

Waldo Jaquith announced yesterday the founding of the U.S. Open Data Institute, with funding from the Knight Foundation. Here is an excerpt from Waldo’s post: I first proposed the idea of the U.S. Open Data Institute to Knight Foundation in … Continue reading

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Tauberer: Open Government Data Maturity Model

Dr. Joshua Tauberer of GovTrack has posted Open Government Data Maturity Model as part of his book, Open Government Data. Here is the description of the model: We live in a resource-constrained world where it is important to consider not … Continue reading

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White House publishes Open Data Policy memorandum on GitHub, enabling eParticipation

Among the interesting features of the White House’s new Open Data Policy is that the memorandum that provides policy guidance to agencies in complying with the policy (M-13-13) was published on GitHub, using GitHub’s “Pages” service — see the White … Continue reading

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Wilson: Interactive visualization of U.S. federal e-petitions

In November 2012 Chris Wilson of Yahoo News posted an interactive visualization of the e-petitions submitted on the U.S. federal government’s We the People e-petition site. According to Eric Mill of the Sunlight Foundation, Wilson’s crawler for retrieving the petitions … Continue reading

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Glassmeyer: Free Law Users Group

Sarah Glassmeyer, JD, MLS, of CALI has launched Free Law Users Group, on the pbworks platform. Here is the description: This group is for sharing news and developments in the Free Law world. Primarily it will serve as a conduit … Continue reading

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U.S. GPO releases House bills in bulk XML

Today the U.S. Government Printing Office has begun making U.S. House of Representatives’ legislative bills available for bulk download in XML, at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/bulkdata/BILLS Currently, only bills from the current Congress are included. The user guide provides more details about the … Continue reading

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New Congressional Data Available for Free Bulk Download: Bill Data 1973- , Members 1789-

Two new free and open sources of bulk data about the U.S. Congress have been created by Eric Mill of Sunlight Foundation, Dr. Joshua Tauberer of GovTrack, and Derek Willis of the New York Times, and posted on GitHub: Congressional … Continue reading

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