A Se-mash Hit

Data.gov Mash-A-Thon 1 builds Web 3.0 apps and enthusiasm A lecture by Professor Jim Hendler at the Data.gov Mash-a-Thon 2010 For two days in August, a classroom in Washington, D.C.’s Dupont Circle filled with Federal developers, students and semantic web … Continued

Data.gov Mashathon 2010: an Energy Data Mashup

Ever wonder how residential energy use varies across the U.S.? By combining data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA) on Data.gov with data from OpenEI.org, the U.S. Census and SmartGrid.gov, this mashup compares 7 cities with populations of roughly half a million. With differing electricity rates, median income levels, energy-related incentives and types of Smart Grid programs being introduced, cities across the country are transitioning to a new energy marketplace in unique ways. Read more

Two Days, One Great Mashup

Mashups are intriguing because you can create new stories from data that is accessible yet completely independent — multiple datasets merging in a way that was not expected,” said Ryan McKeel, Digital Assets Applications Developer at the National Renewable Energy … Continued

U.S. Government Dataset Search Opens Data.gov to Scientists

To help scientists easily find relevant government data for their research, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s (RPI) Tetherless World Research Constellation (TWC) team and Elsevier’s SciVerse websites collaborated to make access to Data.gov easier for the world’s research scientists. Developed by the renowned RPI TWC, which explores and develops Semantic technologies to make the Web more natural to use, the new search tool, called U.S. Government Dataset Search, will live on Elsevier’s SciVerse websites. SciVerse provides the global scientific research community with searchable access to the world’s largest source of peer-reviewed scientific content. Read more