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  • Information is everywhere. This means that there is so much we need to know at any given time, but such limited capacity and time to internalize it all. True art, therefore, lies in the ability to draw summaries adequate enough to save time and impart...
  • 27 February 2017 Adam Kariv

    Data Package Pipelines

    datapackage-pipelines is the newest part of the Frictionless Data toolchain. Originally developed through work on OpenSpending, it is a framework for defining data processing steps to generate self-describing Data Packages. OpenSpending is an open database for uploading fiscal data for countries or municipalities to better...
  • 30 November 2016 Dan Fowler

    Case Studies for Frictionless Data

    For our Frictionless Data project, we were curious to learn about some of the common issues users face when working with data. To that end, we started a Case Study series to highlight projects and organizations working with the Frictionless Data specifications and tooling in...
  • 17 October 2016 Dan Fowler

    Frictionless Data Specs Working Group

    Last month, we had the first call of the Frictionless Data Specifications Working Group, starting a new chapter in the project. The call covered the status of the specifications to date, current adoption, upcoming technical pilots and partnerships, and how work will be organized going...
  • For the last 15 months the Open Knowledge Foundation Germany has been working on a prototype to monitor progress towards the sustainable development goals (SDGs) from an independent, civil society-led perspective. There’s a detailed blog post on why such independent monitoring is necessary at our...
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