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RScripts

While cleaning up my computer after a big project, I got the idea that it might help some people to see how I did some things in R to use these solutions as well or adapt some parts of it. So I've started uploading my R scripts to githup so that ever...

Who wants to live where? A summary

In my thesis I developed, based on the German Socio-Economic Panel, a procedure that calculates optimal neighborhood profiles for any subpopulation. The neighborhood profiles are based solely on physical and social infrastructure characteristics. The...

Starting Work on the Humanitarian Exchange Language Initiative

As UN OCHA writes in a recent blogpost, the work on building standards for sharing data among the groups involved in crisis response is starting. The Humanitarian Exchange Language (HXL) initiative is a year-long effort with three major goals: ...

The downside of Open Data

I recently read an article at FutureGov written by Joshua Chambers about the downside of OpenData: Inaccurate public datasets can cause big problems, because apps that feed off of them could be giving out false information. I was struck by this w...