dinsdag 26 juli 2016


I plan a cycle tour this summer around the city of Venice in Italy: Giro del Veneto. When preparing for the trip on racing bikes we got the GPS tracks. I use my android phone for maps and my friend use a Garmin Edge Touring. I stared studying about how to use GPS tracks, different formats; loading tracks in your phone with Google maps; and finally creating tracks yourself in Google maps and exporting them. The first look into the GPS area reveals: it is a wonderful landscape of different format; Babel at large.  This is what I think you need to know.

woensdag 13 juli 2016

Get your census data from Wazimap

Open Data is a new kid on the journalism block. In 2011 president Obama decided that thousands of data sets of the government could be opened up to scrutiny by the public; (data)journalists, policymakers and businesses. This is the beginning of the open data movement. The new openness aimed at creating more transparency, enhancing efficiency, creating business opportunities.
After the US, European countries joined the open data movement. Let’s take an example. You are filling in your tax form, but you face a problem. There is a service: make a call to the taxation office. But how long would be the waiting time? The service of the taxation office publishes its data: topics of questions, waiting time etc. Analysis of these data could improve efficiency of this service, or diminish mistake in tax forms. Journalists could write a story about wait-times at this service.

maandag 11 juli 2016

CENSUSREPORTER on local host at Myanmar

Publishing open data is an important first step, accessing the data is the second. And that can be difficult. Census reporter  is an important step to access census data. The app or software used to access the census data is open source can be installed on a local machine. I successfully installed it using the this recipe.