[ddj] Russian data APIs
n.kayserbril at gmail.com
Thu Sep 29 06:53:02 UTC 2011
>From what I've seen, the Russian opendata movement is fairly active, though
I wouldn't know which data repositories are best maintained.
In terms of API, Yandex Maps
equivalent of Google's, with some cool features like the ability to
find a subway station or to access real-time traffic data.
Most worrisome when dealing with Russian data though is the lack of
Rosstat pretty much sums it up:
[A Russian analyst speaks] Rosstat has become “a calculator,” because it
calculates what the government needs rather than counts what it is supposed
Good luck in Russia!
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On Thu, Sep 29, 2011 at 8:24 AM, Paul Bradshaw <paulonhismobile at gmail.com>wrote:
> I'm training some Russian journalists next month and wondered if anyone
> knew of good sources of Russian data - especially any that have APIs?
> Paul Bradshaw
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