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The Potential of Open Data to Curb Corruption

On July 1, 2018, voters in Mexico will elect a new president who will serve an eight-year term. Throughout the electoral season, the hot-button issues ... Read More

Galvanized: How Hackergal Bridges the Programming Gender Gap

A career in tech has never been more attractive. Companies of every size are ... Read More

May 2, 2018

ThinkData Case Study:
Normalizing Data

Namara brings together data from every level of government, giving the public sector the opportunity to blend and discover data that is otherwise left in silos. ... Read More

August 30, 2017

World of Angus

Namara helped World of Angus transform a simple idea into a network of trust that resulted in exponential traffic to their e-commerce platform. ... Read More

August 30, 2017

Bridging the Digital Divide

There is a canyon between those who have data and those who want it. While those who have data continue to push it into the gap, only the most intrepid consumer will risk the climb down to retrieve it. ... Read More

August 30, 2017

Unity Case Study:
Basement Flooding & Watermain Breaks

Using open data in unconventional ways creates insight into disaster management, providing insight for city officials and insurance companies ... Read More

August 15, 2017

Making Data Play Nice

When we started working on Namara a few years ago the idea propelling it forward was clear... ... Read More

August 15, 2017

The data every city should release, and why

After spending the majority of every day looking at thousands of open data ... Read More

June 15, 2017

Discover Data with Thomson Reuters
and ThinkData Works

To make good decisions you need broad, accurate, and up-to-date data. Your internal data ... Read More

April 18, 2017

Is There a Difference Between
Open Data and Public Data?

There is a general consensus that when we talk about open data we are referring to any piece of ... Read More

April 2, 2017

A Brief, Inaccurate, History
of Government Transparency

In the first chapter of Douglas Adams’ The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Arthur Dent ... Read More

March 2, 2017

Open Data in the Age of Trump

As the new administration finds their way around the new digs in Washington, they’ve ... Read More

February 15, 2017

Streaming Large Files in JRuby

Before the world’s Open Data ends up on Namara, it’s pumped through a ... Read More

February 10, 2017

Go2mobi

Namara helps mobile ad firm Go2mobi triple their click-through rate and increase location visits by 22%, revolutionizing the way they generate leads ... Read More

January 30, 2017

Dealing with Data Variety

Here at ThinkData, we pride ourselves on solving the “variety” issue associated with accessing ... Read More

January 30, 2017

How to use Namara and the
Mapbox Dataset editor

Here at Namara, our map of choice is Mapbox. Their maps are customizable, easy ... Read More

January 24, 2017

How to use Namara and Mapbox GL

Mapbox’s new javascript library Mapbox GL leverages WebGL for significantly ... Read More

January 24, 2017

Open Data Licenses

If you’re familiar with open data, you’re probably familiar with images like this one ... Read More

January 20, 2017

Unity Case Study:
Aggregating Address Points

Creating a standard schema and merging related data sets to drive insight and analysis ... Read More

January 18, 2017

Ontario Centres of Excellence

The OCE and Namara provide data that sheds light on resource development, giving research teams the opportunity to develop innovative ideas for critical issues impacting Canada’s future. ... Read More

June 29, 2016

Dx3 2016 Canadian Tech Spotlight

Amber Mac sat down with CEO of ThinkData Works, Bryan Smith, at Dx3 2016 to talk about ... Read More

April 28, 2016

LandlordWatch

Namara worked with social advocacy group Rentlogic to develop LandlordWatch, a tool that renters can use to check the building they’re looking at against the number of audits and violations it’s received. ... Read More

January 20, 2016

Bootstrapping in Canada

In June 2015, Bryan Smith sat down with the guys from Bootstrapping in America to talk ... Read More

June 15, 2015

IBM

By working with Namara and leveraging Watson analytics, IBM built a standard hub for every job posting in the province, giving Ontarians a better chance to find their dream job. ... Read More

May 28, 2015