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logo pediacitiesPedia Cities Core Value: Data Wrangling in Geospatial Context

We offer three types of data wrangling services: data cleaning, data enrichment, and data gathering. Our team will work with you to evaluate your data needs and develop a package of services to maximize the usefulness of your data.

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Oct 31

OSE Translator – Spanish – Franco Vergara

Categories: Spanish
Franco Vergara

Franco Vergara

Franco Vergara is an ambitious, passionate individual, always in search of new challenges. He was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he currently resides and works as a computer security analyst at an important bank in the city. Music and IT are two passions he has had since childhood, and that he daily strives to improve because of their vital importance to his life and sense of purpose. On his musical side, he is a guitarist and drummer, and, with a true passion for his craft, he is always in search of the “perfect sound,” whose definition is heavily influenced by heavy metal and 90’s rock. His IT affinity was a self-taught effort that began when he encountered a computer for the first time, a Commodore 128, upon which he modified (among other things) the presentation of computer games using their very source code. He graduated as a systems analyst in IT and has a degree in IT from the Institute of Higher Technical Education and Blais Pascal University, respectively. In 2009, he traveled to Cambridge, England to take a course to improve his English and, for many years, devoted many hours of his life to another of his passions: custom motorcycles. He is the proud owner of a completely custom motorcycle and is actively involved in motorcycle clubs and forums, in addition to taking excursions, both short and lengthy, along Argentine routes.

OSE Manifesto in Spanish – Chapter 5

OSE Manifesto in Spanish – Chapter 7

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Oct 31

OSE Manifesto in Spanish – Chapter 7

Categories: Spanish
Franco Vergara

Franco Vegara

The OSE Manifesto is being translated into Chinese, French, and Spanish. Here is Chapter 7 in Spanish.

Capítulo 7: Inteligencia Pública y del Ciudadano

Translated by Franco Vegara

DOC (9 Pages): SPANISH OSE Chapter 7

Full Text Below the Fold

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Oct 28

OSE Manifesto in Spanish – Chapter 5

Categories: Spanish
Franco Vergara

Franco Vegara

The OSE Manifesto is being translated into Chinese, French, and Spanish. Here is Chapter 5 in Spanish.

Capítulo 5: Integridad, mentiras, y Panarquía

Translated by Franco Vegara

DOC (9 Pages): SPANISH OSE Chapter 5

Full Text Below the Fold

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Oct 28

Robert Horn: Visualizing World’s Biggest Problems

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Robert Horn

Robert Horn

Robert Horn is a political scientist with a special interest in public policy, organizational strategy, and knowledge management. These days, he deals mostly with social messes. Social messes are more than complicated problems. I define them as tightly interconnected clusters of wicked problems and other messes. They are very complex; ambiguous; highly constrained; seen differently from different ideologies and worldviews; and contain many value conflicts. They usually contain major entanglements of economic, social, and political, cultural, and psychological factors.  Bob is a pioneer in dealing with messes through interactive visual analysis with task groups.

Below the Fold Are Links and Some Astonishing Visuals

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Oct 26

Jean Lievens: Build Your Own Micro-Factory — Freedom Through Inexpensive Open Source Everything

Categories: Manufacturing
Jean Lievens

Jean Lievens

Build Your Own Micro-Factory (It’s Cheaper Than You Think)

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At the root of Gershenfeld’s course is a list of machines. These are not exotic, multi-million dollar machines, although you can certainly spend a pretty penny on the top end models in each category. Rather, these devices, with the possible exception of the 3d printer are all fairly well known quantities. Gershenfeld’s Fabrication Laboratory (Fab-Lab, for short), networks these various machines and makes them work together. He does that in a space about the size of a two-car garage.

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Oct 26

Graphic: ICT, The Sharing Economy, & Sustainability

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Oct 25