big data

Big data is a term for data sets that are so large or complex that traditional data processing application software is inadequate to deal with them.

 

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In collaboration with AMS Institute, Waag has made a publication on urban data.

 

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How can scientists, entrepreneurs, policy makers, citizens and creatives best work on solutions for urban issues together?

 

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Principles and values in technology are important. But how do you concretise these into the technology your developing. This is the question of this MeetUp.

 

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The Black Box Bellagio, an unusual casino that won't take your money, but is after your freedom, integrity and private data instead.

 

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In the blog series 'Do worry, be happy!' we talk to experts in the field of technology, innovation and ethics about new developments.

 

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Elodie Mugrefya, intern at Waag, visited the Beyond Data event in Eindhoven and was surprised in many ways.

 

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The referendum on the new Dutch ‘dragnet’ law takes place on March 21. What exactly is this law? In this edition of DO worry, be happy we talk to experts to understand this new law.

 

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On May 26th, the tenth evening of Big, Open and Beautiful will be held at Pakhuis de Zwijger, moderated by our research director Frank Kresin.

 

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App developers and designers of data visualisations play a crucial role in making data widely available and also help to tell the stories behind the data. How do they work? How do they arrange their datasets? Which decisions are central to the process? How do they avoid suggestive interpretations and untruths?

 

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A four-day festival about urban journalism, storytelling, future cities and technology at Pakhuis de Zwijger in Amsterdam.

 

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At the national event 'The Big Future of Data' COMMIT/ presents fifty demos with groundbreaking research with the latest in big data science at the visual demo market. How are these scientific results applicable in today’s society? And what will be the economic impact?

 

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On June 16th, the ePSI Platform will host a special workshop in Aalborg, Denmark, dedicated to the reuse of geo-related data. Organised as part of the wider INSPIRE Conference, the ePSI platform workshop will bring together key industry players to demonstrate the impact of PSI reuse in their fields.

 

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Frank Kresin, Research Director at Waag, will give a keynote on Sunday 13 April 2014 at the Information Access in Smart Cities (i-ASC 2014) workshop in Amsterdam. His presentation will be on the topic 'Smart Cities, Smart Citizens and the case for the CitySDK'.

 

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Frank Kresin (Research Director, Waag) will give a keynote at the API Strategy & Practice Conference on 28 March 2014.

 

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Waag developer Bert Spaan will give a 'Lightning Talk' at the W3D conference on 'Linking Geospatial Data' in London on 6 March 2014.

 

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Job Spierings will present the CitySDK project at the design & technology meetup #25 in The Hague on 29 November 2013, 17 hrs.

 

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Tada! Data. They are a promise for life in the city. With data we can tackle major problems.

 

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Stories about personal data - many of which may feature your own personal data - are hitting the headlines daily, from the Equifax data breach and hacking of T-Mobile, to the hundreds of pages of data stored by Tinder about each of its users.

 

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The Amsterdam Economic Board, the City of Amsterdam and Waag are calling all partners that contribute to the digital city to sign the manifesto ‘Tada - Duidelijk over data’ ('Clear about data') and to take steps to implement the measures proposed.

 

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This interview with Marleen Stikker was written together with Erica Meijers. It was published in the Dutch magazine de Helling, year 29/4. This issue was about big data.

 

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From 25-26 September, ARITHMUS, in collaboration with facilitators from the Waag, are conducting a collaborative workshop Citizen Data and Official Statistics.

 

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Big data are hot, but what can we do with it en what does it say about us? How are those vast amounts of data organised and communicated? How can we visualise big data and make large complex processes more tangible? In the exhibition Data Aesthetics – The Interactive Art artists, designers and activists question, research and visualise the potential of big data.

 

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In the exhibition Data Aesthetics – The Interactive Art works of art could be found that showed us the diverse impacts of big data on business, knowledge and society.

 

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A guest blog by Cira Pérez Barés about the 'We are data' event at Pakhuis de Zwijger. About the powerful force of data and sensory substitution.

 

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More and more people are migrating to the city, and their health depends on the quality of the environment: the quality of the air, the soil, and the water. Tonight, we're putting these “participatory measurements” under the microscope. We'll listen to enthusiastic speakers, Mara Balestrini (IAAC, Barcelona) and Cindy Regalado (Public Lab), and find out the results from the Smart Citizen Lab. We'll then round off the evening with a panel discussion. As always, Big, Open & Beautiful will give its audience a chance to speak.

 

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On Tuesday 1 September 2015 the Amsterdam Economic Board organizes a meeting at the Waag about Open and Big data. This meeting is part of the 'MRA (Metropoolregio Amsterdam) on tour' program.

 

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It’s the 28th of May. The so-called Big Open and Beautiful meeting is taking place in Pakhuis de Zwijger. On the screen reads “Data for a Better Life”. During this meeting, we explore what (big) data could mean for your health and mine. The event begins. “Who among you owns a wearable device or an app that measures something related to lifestyle or health?”, the moderator asks.

 

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There is a saying that all roads lead to Rome. The people at Moovel lab set out on 3.375.746 journeys to check if that was really true.

 

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Greenpeace is organising the 'Oceans of data' hackathon at their warehouse in Amsterdam-Noord from 28 tot 30 November 2014, where Bert Spaan, software developer at Waag will be mentoring en judging participants.

 

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Will more data allow us to improve policy responses to humanitarian crises and violent conflicts?

 

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In 2014, Waag made the data in the CitySDK Linked Data API available through the NGSI/Fiware protocols and vice versa.

 

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There are many kinds of real-time transit maps, but Travic shows this information on a worldwide scale, with of over 70 transit systems.

 

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Thanks to the challenge Open Data FWD, a lot of new mobility data became available for Amsterdam. Within this challenge, Waag and the DIVV Amsterdam are looking for open data applications that address urban mobility issues. Time for an update.

 

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Heritage and Location aimed to enable heritage institutions to share their information and develop new services based on their data, to reach a new audience.

 

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The Planning Department of the City of Amsterdam has created a number of interesting Google Maps, all of which can be found at maps.Amsterdam.nl. They have now also created the Amsterdam 'Map of Maps', a mega-map of Amsterdam, which allows you to view all the mapped city data on one Google Map.

 

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On 4 February 2014 Job Spierings will speak at the Big Data Congress in Utrecht.

 

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As part of the Smart CitySDK project and to demonstrate the power of the open data platform, we developed an interactive map of all buildings in The Netherlands.

 

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"The Quantified Government" - new steps with open data. This evening about open data, transparancy and the government will be Dutch spoken.

 

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Bert Spaan's map of all buildings in the Netherlands according to their year of construction shows the country from a whole new perspective.

 

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Digital Delta is a 12-month research program investigating how to integrate and analyze water data in order to reduce these costs by 20-30%. The project involves amongst others Rijkswaterstaat, IBM, the Delfland Water Board, TU Delft and Deltares.



 

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Suzanne Heerschop about the third edition of Big, Open & Beautiful at Pakhuis de Zwijger, where three speaker answered to the statement “I share, therefore I am”.

 

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On 5 June 2013, the third edition in the series Big, Open & Beautiful will take place at Pakhuis de Zwijger in Amsterdam. This edition explores the boundaries between the private and the public domain in the virtual world.

 

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What do political lobbyists, journalists and citizens do with this increasingly growing quantity of available data? What stories do they filter out of the data and how do they do this? During the second edition of Big, Open & Beautiful we will discuss these questions with experts from various backgrounds.

 

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Big, Open & Beautiful was a series of Waag and Pakhuis de Zwijger on open data, big data and the possibilities of visualising data.

 

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‘Visualize the City’ is a new series of Waag and Pakhuis de Zwijger on open data, big data and the possibilities of visualizing data. In this series, the city is a central element.



 

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8-06-2012

Smart CitySDK

The project Smart CitySDK aimed to define services that can help open up data in the fields of Participation, Mobility and Tourism in various cities in Europe. Within this project, Waag was responsible for the domain Mobility.