Citizens data initiative

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A page and a subsection of CASwiki place, topic and resource articles to build and share transparency, data, data awareness and data literacy for all, but especially ordinary citizens and community groups.

International community action events[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Books[edit | edit source]

Citizens data initiative[edit | edit source]

Google Earth Engine

Earth Overshoot Day

How's Life? 2015, Measuring Well-being oecd.org

Worldometers, real time world statistics

Infographics[edit | edit source]

Networks[edit | edit source]

Data for Democracy (see separate article)

Open Knowledge, worldwide non-profit network of people passionate about openness, using advocacy, technology and training to unlock information and enable people to work with it to create and share knowledge. W

Public Lab. The Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science (Public Lab) is a community -- supported by a 501(c)3 non-profit -- which develops and applies open-source tools to environmental exploration and investigation. By democratizing inexpensive and accessible Do-It-Yourself techniques, Public Lab creates a collaborative network of practitioners who actively re-imagine the human relationship with the environment.

The core Public Lab program is focused on "civic science" in which we research open source hardware and software tools and methods to generate knowledge and share data about community environmental health. Our goal is to increase the ability of underserved communities to identify, redress, remediate, and create awareness and accountability around environmental concerns. Public Lab achieves this by providing online and offline training, education and support, and by focusing on locally-relevant outcomes that emphasize human capacity and understanding. [1]

social media

#statsforall on twitter

Other resources[edit | edit source]

  • The Good Country Index measures how much each of the 163 countries on the list contribute to the planet, and to the human race, through their policies and behaviors. W added 15:46, 25 November 2020 (UTC)



  • School of Data, works to empower civil society organizations, journalists and citizens with the skills they need to use data effectively in their efforts to create more equitable and effective societies.

Flightradar24, global real-time flight tracking service

Quotes[edit | edit source]

  • "Finding and extinguishing the sparks of

stigma, xenophobia, hunger and poverty cannot be achieved through the collection of epidemiological data at all. Rather this requires social data, collected and reported by professors of the street, based on real-world experience." Presentation on Cape Town CANs, Cape Town Together [2]

  • "But I have realized that over time with our food delivery program the CAN team

has definitely learned a huge amount of information, a lot of it not yet written down, about where the most vulnerable families are, where the church networks or neighbourhood groups are already stepping in and where the gaps are. Our main thing has been that most of this information is just in our heads. But if we sat down as a group we could probably generate a huge amount of social data of this kind for our specific area- definitely something to do in the CAN when we have a bit of time!” - Manya Kenilworth CAN, Presentation on Cape Town CANs, Cape Town Together [3]

  • "... we stand on the threshold of a world in which the ordinary citizen has recourse to data-gathering, -processing and -visualization tools at least as good as, and often considerably superior to, those which local governmental institutions can bring to bear on a problem." Adam Greenfield.

Video[edit | edit source]

Visions[edit | edit source]

Frictionless Open Data

News and comment[edit | edit source]

  • "We're two opposed tribes, globalists and localists? That's the most dangerous idea in the world." Simon Anholt on the Good Country Index [4] Nov 20

2020

The rise of citizen science: can the public help solve our biggest problems? [5] Nov 16

Car ‘splatometer’ tests reveal huge decline in number of insects. [6] Feb 12 ...Europe news

2018

A look at Rotterdam’s policy for open land data, Nov 20 [7] ...Netherlands


If you’re just crunching stats on how social systems work, you’ll miss the nuances. You need “warm data”, Nov 18 [8]

“People Create Place: Doteveryone’s response to the Smarter London Listening Exercise”, Mar 29, by @rachelcoldicutt [9]

2017

The most innovative ideas in data are going to come from communities, Dec 5 [10]

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“Santa Monica releases second round of Wellbeing Index findings”, Sep 14 [11] ...California news

New open-source software supports land-cover monitoring, Jul 3 [12]

Sharing Cities: Using Urban Data to Reclaim Public Space as a Commons, Jun 5 [13]

Detroit Imagines a Citizen-Led Smart City, May 31 [14]

The 2017 Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals: a new visual guide to data and development, Apr 17 [15]

2016

New digital tool can help fight overfishing around the world, Sep 15 [16]

2015

Big Data’s Empowerment Problem, September 29 [17]

The world is getting better all the time, in 11 maps and charts, July 13 [18]

2014

Online Discussion Making data more accessible for society at large, 24 June [19]

Hackers hold the European parliament to account, January 14 [20]

2013

Five ways the world is doing better than you think, Hans Rosling Professor of Global Health, Karolinska Institutet, November 6 [21]

The quiet data revolution starts here….hopefully! September 9 [22]

You Can’t Just Hack Your Way to Social Change, March 7 [23]

2012

Big Data Capabilities and Citizen Glitching, by Dan McQuillan, November 15 [24]

Citizen science[edit | edit source]

Citizen science (CS; also known as community science, crowd science, crowd-sourced science, civic science, or volunteer monitoring) is scientific research conducted, in whole or in part, by amateur (or nonprofessional) scientists. Citizen science is sometimes described as "public participation in scientific research," participatory monitoring, and participatory action research whose outcomes are often advancements in scientific research by improving the scientific communities capacity, as well as increasing the public's understanding of science.

See also[edit | edit source]


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External links[edit | edit source]

  • Land Matrix, global and independent land monitoring initiative that promotes transparency and accountability in decisions over land and investment. see also Land grabbing W
  • Landportal, information and knowledge sharing about land issues


References[edit | edit source]