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 and data awareness for all, but especially ordinary citizens and community groups.

Events[edit | edit source]

Hackers in room.jpg

Mar 7 Open Data Day, 2020, Sat

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

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]

  • 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]

"... 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]



Feb 12 Europe: Car ‘splatometer’ tests reveal huge decline in number of insects [2]



Netherlands: A look at Rotterdam’s policy for open land data, Nov 20 [3]

If you’re just crunching stats on how social systems work, you’ll miss the nuances. You need “warm data”, Nov 18 [4]


London news: “People Create Place: Doteveryone’s response to the Smarter London Listening Exercise”, Mar 29, by @rachelcoldicutt [5]


The most innovative ideas in data are going to come from communities, Dec 5 [6]


California news: “Santa Monica releases second round of Wellbeing Index findings”, Sep 14 [7]

New open-source software supports land-cover monitoring, Jul 3 [8]

Sharing Cities: Using Urban Data to Reclaim Public Space as a Commons, Jun 5 [9]

Broadway Avenue Historic District - Detroit, Michigan.jpg

Detroit Imagines a Citizen-Led Smart City, May 31 [10]

The 2017 Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals: a new visual guide to data and development, Apr 17 [11]


New digital tool can help fight overfishing around the world, Sep 15 [12]


Big Data’s Empowerment Problem, September 29 [13]

The world is getting better all the time, in 11 maps and charts, July 13 [14]


Online Discussion Making data more accessible for society at large, 24 June [15]

Hackers hold the European parliament to account, January 14 [16]


Five ways the world is doing better than you think, Hans Rosling Professor of Global Health, Karolinska Institutet, November 6 [17]

The quiet data revolution starts here….hopefully! September 9 [18]

You Can’t Just Hack Your Way to Social Change, March 7 [19]


Big Data Capabilities and Citizen Glitching, by Dan McQuillan, November 15 [20]

See also[edit | edit source]

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