Programs

We specialize in extraction, standardization and visualization of open data. We gather people, create applications and review processes to generate options related data feeds. We believe that public information should be free, open and accessible to all. All of our data portals feature - our API, libraries, search engines, data browser and more. They are completely free to use.

We provide training for journalists, civic activists, and anyone interested in using data to get informed and to inform others.

2015

This Balkans data portal pools public data to generate embeddable data visualizations, with tools for registered users to upload new data sets and to create visual data displays, and matched with highlighted reporting from data journalists in Balkan communities.

2015

This Barents arctic data portal pools open government and scientific data to generate embeddable data visualizations, with tools for registered users to upload new datasets and to create visual data displays, and matched with weekly reporting from data journalists in Barents communities.

2012

Patchwork Nation is a project of the Jefferson Institute that aims to explore what is happening in the United States by examining different kinds of communities over time.  

2011

Policy discourse on border regions is nearly always passionate, but rarely well informed.  Mythology and anecdotes dominate

2010

Data visualization works so well because the human brain is extremely well-equipped to process visual information. We can capture patterns and essential themes in huge data sets very, very quickly through visual means.
2010

In a globalized world, where cities are competing for innovative and productive workers, leaders need to find ways to attract and keep talent. Prosperity depends on it.