August 14th, 2015 | by EJC
The City of Oakland, California, has taken a step toward offering citizens open access to public data by launching the Oakland Police Department Calls for Service application. Built using geographic information system technology on the Esri ArcGIS platform, the web app provides real-time crime data using an interactive map available from both OPD and city websites
December 19th, 2014 | by EJC
While anti-corruption advocates have long aimed to improve access to high-quality government budget data, a top-down information exchange is not enough to deter corruption. Justin DeShazor explains how a data visualisation initiative by Transparency International Uganda is helping to bridge information gaps and create productive interactions within civil society
April 3rd, 2013 | by EJC
In this 'Tool' series, we are going to give you a quick overview of freely available tools for emergency journalism, and how a journalist could make use of them. This article centres on 'Tomnod'
October 23rd, 2012 | by EJC
In an emergency situation, journalists are confronted with the challenge of validating and using a huge amount of data, ranging from official sources to unverified user-generated content