The Global Open Data Index

globalopendata-800x600-scoutThe Global Open Data Index, an initiative of Open Knowledge International, is at once an index of government open data and an assessment of these indexes. As the site notes, “Each year, governments are making more data available in an open format.” The Global Open Data Index tracks whether these data are released in a way that is open and accessible to citizens, the media, and the generally curious.

The Index ranks countries based on the availability and accessibility of data across 13 categories (including Election Results, Government Spending, and Legislation), displaying the results in an easily navigated infographic and map. Visitors to the site may also view open datasets, when available, by following links on these graphs or by conducting a text search. This makes the Global Open Data Index an excellent one stop shop for national data. Country rankings are updated annually. [MMB]

This review originally published in The Internet Scout.

Halloween by the Numbers…

State-wide there are over 3.6 Million potential trick or treaters under 14 years of age.

In Geneseo, we have about 300 potential trick-or-treaters ages 0-5 and just over 700 in the 5-14 age range.  But with 3,363 occupied houses in Geneseo to serve as potential stops, there should be plenty of tricks and even more treats to be had by all.



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