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Valmiera INSPIRE Hackathon

Another event from the INSPIRE Hackathon series took place at the Vidzemes University of Applied Sciences (ViA) in Valmiera, Latvia, between 30 May and 1 June 2018. The event was organized by the ViA in cooperation with PoliVisu and several other European projects, namely DataBio, NextGEOSS, EUXDAT, as well as Plan4All association. This Hackathon aimed to introduce the technologies and data used in the foregoing projects to students of the ViA. The majority of participants were 2nd year students of the ViA's information technologies programme. Students could choose tasks prepared by mentors before the start of the event or they could come with their own project ideas. Students’ tasks for the

PoliVisu partner's media platform commended by German Chancellor

On 5 June 2018 ATC showcased its web-based collaboration platform Truly Media at a high-profile event attended by senior policy makers, chief among them the German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who was given a brief demo of the tool and eventually commended the team for great work saying "well done, keep going!" Co-designed with Deutsche Welle, Truly Media supports journalists and human rights workers in the verification of digital content hosted on social media. ATC is providing a similar technology called TruthNest for the PoliVisu project to assist with the collection of sentiment toward policies on platforms such as Facebook and Twitter. *Photo credit here by Truly Media

PoliVisu Announces Big Data Research Findings

Data literate public administrations across Europe are increasingly using big data as part of their operations, however its full potential remains untapped, exclusive Polivisu research shows Big data has seen no shortage of attention in recent years. Advocates from all walks of life have touted its potential to improve virtually every aspect of our society, from health to security to transport. Besides individuals, companies and governments are often presented as key beneficiaries of the innovative solutions that big data makes possible. So far so good, but do these statements match the facts on the ground? Is big data still a buzzword that has yet to hit the mainstream? Keen to explore the

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