Open Government Data Benchmark: FR, UK, USA

Finally there’s a very interesting comparison of OGD in three leading countries.

qunb did it . Have a look at this presentation.

1) There are lots of duplicates on OGD platforms

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2) There are very few structured data yet

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3) Apps are the real challenge

There are different strategies fostering the developmemt of Apps made with open data. The U.K. method seems to be one of the most productive

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The presentation in French

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Statistics – a personal approach (1)

Statistical information is so close to everyday life and – at the same time – often so far from our personal experience. It’s all about averages, medians … .

Attempts to bridge this gap exist.

Inflation is one prominent example. Several National Statistical Offices have developped inflation calculators giving users a tool to adapt data to specific personal situations and to give better insight in the methods (see the explanations introducing the calculators).

DESTATIS’ personal inflation calculator (using SVG)
DESTATIS-inflation-calculator

This calculator has been adapted to other countries. So by ONS (UK) or INSEE (France)

ONS Personal Inflation Calculator PIC

ons-inflation-calculator

INSEE Simuler un indice des prix personnalisé
insee-inflation-calculator

There is also a Slovenian version and

a Dutch one in Flash (thanks Katja!)

CBS-inflation-calculator

Statistics Switzerland has developed another flavour of such a calculator

swiss-inflation-calculator

swiss-inflation-calculator2