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A Big Idea for Big Data ref: US Open Data Policy and Transparency

From: Gannon Dick <gannon_dick@yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 9 May 2013 16:47:23 -0700 (PDT)
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To: "Holm, Jeanne M \(1760\)" <jeanne.m.holm@jpl.nasa.gov>, eGov W3C <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
Jeanne and All,

When you map a coding system to a circle the importance of Transparency in Organizational and Government policy making  is evident.  Even something simple like mapping ISO Day Code Noons (Monday=1.5, ...) to a circle shows the effect.  Looking down you see dots around noon. Uncertainty in time (the diameter of the dots) is inversely proportional to the width of the dots at their base.  The more transparency, the better you see the actual dimensions of the dot and how the dot centres move in relation to each other.  It is not random motion, but rather obeys the normal spherical distance relations, with a Zoom Factor (Degrees <-> Radians), even though the angles are almost unimaginably small the ratios are preserved.  Goal-seeking Triangulation works. 

This provides a sort of arm-chair (time or space) travel standard for the Policy Maker Data User.

There is a catch (read the PDF, get the Spreadsheet, or the ZIP file).

I even invented a new three letter acronym so Governments would understand: Einstein's "Like" Button (ELB)



 From: "Holm, Jeanne M (1760)" <jeanne.m.holm@jpl.nasa.gov>
To: eGov W3C <public-egov-ig@w3.org> 
Sent: Thursday, May 9, 2013 12:33 PM
Subject: Ground-Breaking U.S. Open Data Policy Released!

Hi all--

Today, President Obama issued an Executive Order and Open Data Policy that are ground-breaking in their requirement for U.S. agencies to open up new data and information, present those in human- and machine-readable formats, and will help to usher in the next stage of open data innovation.
Those of us at the Data.gov team are seeking your great ideas and constructive criticism as we move forward to the next phase of Data.gov. We want to scale up the quality and quantity of data, be more helpful to American businesses and entrepreneurs looking to use government data and research, more clearly support learning in classrooms, get government data in front of researchers and journalists, and bring the power of open data to American citizens. 
It’s all about getting you to the data you need as quickly as possible in a variety of machine-readable formats with better search, more APIs, easier ways to share data, more data resources federated.  You can see an early view of our new CKAN-powered  catalog. You’ve told us via forums, list serves, hack-a-thons, blogs, social media, and meetups around the country and the world that we need to have more and better capabilities for developers and innovators.  We are listening.
Find out more details about the technical implementations underway and let us know what you think at Data.gov or via Twitter @usdatagov! Get the inside scoop from the U.S. CIO and U.S. CTO on YouTube.


Jeanne Holm
Evangelist, Data.gov
U.S. General Services Administration
Cell: (818) 434-5037
Twitter/Facebook/LinkedIn: JeanneHolm
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