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A Discussion of Digital Civics in the Context of Austerity

Much of my research takes place as a part of the ‘Digital Civics Agenda’. This post gives a brief synopsis on what Digital Civics is about, and why we as researchers and technology developers need to be aware of how our work can be interpreted in a wider political context.


An Intro to DbGeography: the Importance of Looking Before You Leap

One of the main features of the OurPlace app is that created Activities can be designated as being related to a given location. For this to be of any real use, the OurPlace API needs to be able to query these locations and return which ones are closest to a given latitude/longitude point. This is something I hadn’t had to do before.