Officially launched on 4 of December the Open Data Institute (ODI) is an independent, non-profit and non-partisan company that aims to become the UK’s premier academy of big data. Considering the current hype surrounding terms such as ‘big data’, there are some that might view this new initiative with suspicion but the ODI seems part of an understated if confident shift in how the UK is taking advantage of the natural resource of the information age: data.
By James Vincent | | Wednesday, 19 December 2012 at 6:58 pm
After the disappointing loss of Google Maps for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad, Google have focused on their mobile web app, adding Street View support to the mobile experience in a bid to satisfy disgruntled iOS customers until a native app is released.
Following yesterday’s global uproar regarding Apple’s sub-par maps experience, Garmin are taking advantage of the situation and rolling out public transport and Street View functionality for their Navigon app.
Disgruntled iOS 6 users take to the web to slate Apple’s replacement for Google Maps. With inaccurate directions, low resolution images and outdated data, it’s hard to understand Apple chose to fix what wasn’t broken.
Google Maps expands cycle directions across Europe and Australia and wants you to help fill in the gaps
Google have extended support for cycle routes and directions across the UK, Europe and Australia. Now Google is calling on all cyclists to help map out the missing pieces, helping to make cycle route coverage as comprehensive and accurate as possible.
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