Open government data Top 10 visualisations and applications

As the government opens up its data, here are some of the best things that have been done with it by developers so far

via The top 10 government data visualisations and applications | News | guardian.co.uk.

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The Fourth Paradigm: Data-Intensive Scientific Discovery – Microsoft Research

Very interesting read.  Currently reading the essay – The impact of workflow tools on data-centric research and Text in data-centric world.

In The Fourth Paradigm: Data-Intensive Scientific Discovery, the collection of essays expands on the vision of pioneering computer scientist Jim Gray for a new, fourth paradigm of discovery based on data-intensive science and offers insights into how it can be fully realized.

via The Fourth Paradigm: Data-Intensive Scientific Discovery – Microsoft Research.