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Announcing IssueMap: Copy, paste, map

February 7, 2011 - 12:23 PM by Michael Byrne, Geospatial Information Officer
Everyone has seen a good spreadsheet go bad. Students, lawyers, public servants, accountants—if you’ve ever spent time with a complicated dataset, you’ve had a spreadsheet turn against you.Maps are a data visualization tool that can fix a rotten spreadsheet by making the data real and
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Video: Crowd-sourced mobile broadband data

January 25, 2011 - 09:50 AM by Michael Byrne, Geospatial Information Officer
We recently spoke at one of the largest federal mapping data events, the ESRI Federal Users Conference, where we presented a cool implementation of FCC APIs mashed up with other, powerful datasets.Last Spring, the FCC launched a pioneering crowd-sourced data collection tool: the FCC Consumer
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New Tools Allow Developers to Leverage Spectrum Data

January 14, 2011 - 03:15 PM by James Brown
Today the Federal Communications Commission released two new Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) on our developer page at fcc.gov/developer. The new APIs leverage data from the Spectrum Dashboard and provide the developer community with direct access to these assets.Managing spectrum is
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Open Internet Apps Challenge

January 5, 2011 - 03:56 PM by Steven VanRoekel, Managing Director
For months, we've been hearing from a committed community of citizens that care deeply about preserving the foundational principles of the Internet.Many of the same people have been involved with the FCC over the last few months through our FCC.gov Developer community. Now that the FCC has
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The FCC and First Year of Open Government

December 7, 2010 - 06:41 PM by Steven VanRoekel, Managing Director
In the modern federal landscape, the FCC finds itself increasingly at the intersection of technology, law, and citizen participation. It's a challenging place to be—these arenas change quickly, and move in ways that advancements in one ripple out and can change the others. But the opportunity
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Spectrum Dashboard Gets An Upgrade

November 18, 2010 - 02:02 PM by James Brown
On Wednesday, November 17, the first in a series of enhancements to the Spectrum Dashboard were released. Along with this release, we are excited to announce that the Dashboard is no longer in beta.The response we've received about the Dashboard has been remarkably positive and in the eight
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Wrapping up Open Developer Day

November 12, 2010 - 06:12 PM by Greg Elin, Chief Data Officer
On Monday, November 11, the FCC successfully held (we think) a first-of-its-kind event in the U.S. federal government! FCC Open Developer Day attracted about 100 web developers and other technology professionals to our headquarters building in Washington. We spent a day learning about open
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Open Developer Day's First Chapter

November 9, 2010 - 05:45 PM by Steven VanRoekel, Managing Director
In a packed Commission Meeting Room on Monday, a coalition of tech developers and accessibility advocates made FCC history.By organizing and hosting the FCC's first Open Developer Day – one of the first of its kind in the federal government, and the first hosted at a federal HQ – the
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Gearing Up for Open Developer Day

November 4, 2010 - 06:03 PM by Greg Elin, Chief Data Officer
Ed. Note: Visit the Open Developer Day wiki for more info.This coming Monday the commission will play host to a one-of-a-kind event in federal government. We’re calling on coders, programmers and developers of all stripes to join us at FCC headquarters for our first ever Open Developer Day.
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Announcing Open Developer Day at the FCC

October 28, 2010 - 01:46 PM by Greg Elin, Chief Data Officer
On Monday, November 8, 2010, the Federal Communications Commission will sponsor an "Open Developer Day" event at FCC Headquarters in Washington, DC to promote collaboration between web developers in the public and private sectors.The goal of Open Developer Day is to further innovation in
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