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Blog Entry SoI’s Open Series Maps Fails to Implement Public Sharing of Govt Data
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay published May 04, 2017 — filed under: , , ,
Although it has made the topographic maps or the Open Series Maps available to general public, Survey of India’s (SoI) Nakshe portal will have to go through a variety of litmus test, as the initiative fails to implement the mandates of public sharing of government data using open standards and open license as put forward by the NMP 2005 and NDSAP 2012, says Sumandro Chattapadhyay, Research Director, The Centre for Internet and Society. This interview was published by Geospatial World on May 02, 2017.
Located in Openness
Blog Entry Comments on the Statistical Disclosure Control Report
by Srinivs Kodali and Amber Sinha published May 02, 2017 — filed under: , , , , , , , , , , , ,
This submission presents comments by the Centre for Internet and Society, India (“CIS”) on the ​Statistical Disclosure Control Report published on March 30th by Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation.
Located in Internet Governance
Chemistry research in India 'still not in big league'
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 28, 2017 — filed under:
Despite an increase in research output and international collaboration, chemistry research, "the central science", in India is "still not in the big league", an analysis has revealed.
Located in Openness / News & Media
Blog Entry Comments on the Right to Information Rules, 2017
by Amber Sinha published Apr 27, 2017 — filed under: , ,
On March 31st, 2017, the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Department of Personnel and Training released a Circular framing rules under the Right to Information Act, 2005 (“RTI Rules”). The Ministry invited comments on on the RTI Rules. CIS submitted its comments on April 25, 2017.
Located in Openness / Blog
Blog Entry Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in India: Opportunities for Advocacy in Intellectual Property
by Sunil Abraham and Vidushi Marda published Apr 23, 2017 — filed under: , , ,
Centre for Internet & Society worked on a three part case study. The first case study on digital protection of traditional knowledge was published by GIS Watch in December 2016. The other two case studies along with the synthesis overview has also been published.
Located in Openness
NASA Space Apps Challenge 2017
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 20, 2017 — filed under: , , ,
The NASA Space Data Challenge (Hillhacks Pre-event) will be hosted at the Centre for Internet & Society's Bengaluru office on Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Located in Openness / Events
Blog Entry Continuing community engagement: Communities of interest and Quarrying
by Manasa Rao published Apr 18, 2017 last modified May 19, 2017 03:23 PM — filed under: , , , ,
In telling the stories of Indian Wikipedians, we bring to you the story of Dr. Diptanshu Das, a doctor and avid Wikipedian, working with WikiProject Medicine who recently approached CIS-A2K with a technical request.
Located in Access to Knowledge / Blogs
Blog Entry Marathi Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at Savitribai Phule Mahila Ekatma Samaj Mandal, Aurangabad
by Subodh Kulkarni published Apr 13, 2017 last modified Apr 19, 2017 11:44 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
A Marathi Wikipedia edit-a-thon was conducted at Savitribai Phule Mahila Ekatma Samaj Mandal in Aurangabad
Located in Access to Knowledge / Blogs
Indo - French Perspectives on Digital Studies
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 29, 2017 — filed under: ,
Anubha Sinha was a speaker at the Indo-French workshop on Open Access at the Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi on March 15, 2017. The event was organized by the Digital Studies Group.
Located in Openness / News & Media
IDRC - Open Development Book - Authors' Workshop
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 29, 2017 — filed under: ,
Sumandro Chattapadhyay participated in the authors' workshop organized by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and the Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching at the University of Cape Town in South Africa on March 11 and 12, 2017.
Located in Openness / News & Media