Open Data in India can drive innovation and save billions

Open Data in India can drive innovation and save billions

Posted by on Jun 13, 2017 in Open-Data | No Comments

Open Data in India till date remains hidden behind complex technological framework and private monopolies making it extremely difficult for businesses or citizens to access it. Simply put, it is not as “open” as it should ideally be. A list of countries around the world have been working towards making data accessible to the public […]

Test Field Setup

Test Field Setup

Posted by on Aug 15, 2016 in Kumbha Mela Test Market | No Comments

Currently the Kumbha Mela is taking place in Nashik. Nashik has 1.3 lakh inhabitants but during Kumbha Mela it easily pops up to 1 cruore people a day – especially at the three most significant days, the three Shabi Snans. We want to show how environmental data such as air quality, dust, CO, CO2 and […]

They pay to know their particulate matter!!

They pay to know their particulate matter!!

Posted by on Jun 27, 2016 in Open-Data | No Comments

An extremely well-framed article by Jayshree Nandi on  how people are gradually becoming aware and concerned towards the quality of air that they are breathing as well as their eagerness to assess the condition through numbers. The story is a very good pointer to the fact that the way the state regulatories are focused and approaching the issue […]

Shenzhen Workshop Event 2016

Shenzhen Workshop Event 2016

Posted by on Jun 13, 2016 in Event | No Comments

The workshop on Environment Monitoring Devices at Chaihou Makerspace was a success. The crowd was super-excited to get their hands on the AirOwls.  Jian a fellow participant in the workshop and a hardware enthusiast was thrilled getting a chance to assemble the AirOwl at the workshop. Cheryl gave an excellent suggestion during the event of […]

Owls Hooting in China

Owls Hooting in China

Posted by on Jun 12, 2016 in Device, Event | No Comments

Coming to Shenzhen was a big eyeopener for us. There are atleast 1,00,000 traders of electronics at every 3 Km radius. Every maker space is equipped with the best of the best facilities. Here in Shenzhen Open Innovation Lab (SZOIL), I got the opportunity to meet the young, enthusiastic group of makers who have been […]

Shenzhen Calling: Environment Monitoring Hackathon 2016

Shenzhen Calling: Environment Monitoring Hackathon 2016

Posted by on Jun 7, 2016 in Event | No Comments

11th June, 2016 will be a very exciting day to watch out for and personally speaking I cannot contain my excitement. Shenzhen Innovation Lab, Seeed Studio and India Open Data Association together are organizing a Hackathon event on Environment Monitoring.  Environmental concern is becoming a global pandemic and it is time for all of us to […]

Why Open Data?

Posted by on Feb 15, 2016 in Open-Data | No Comments

Open data, especially open government data, is a tremendous resource that as yet is largely untapped. India’s government has just started to embrace this open world and this is a particularly significant move given the quantity and centrality of the data it collects, but also because most government data is deemed public data by law, […]

A sandbox

A sandbox

Posted by on Aug 28, 2015 in MIT Kumbhathon | No Comments

The India Open Data Association is a sandbox project. Not “sandbox” in a way that our projects aren’t mature or professional. No. When we say sandbox we mean it in it’s very original way. You set-up a wooden frame, put sand in it – and make it accessible. You don’t define any outcome, it’s an […]