Four short links: 24 February 2010

Mapping Data, Publishing Advice, Data Packaging, and User Reputation

  1. Maker! Map the World’s Data — web-based tool to make elegant maps from public data.
  2. Flat World Knowledge, a commercial publisher of open textbooks (Jon Udell) — notable if only for Publishers need to be device-agnostic in the broadest sense. The printed book is one of the devices we target..
  3. datapkg — a data packaging tool, so you can easily find and install datasets.
  4. On Karma — very detailed look at user reputation, full of great takeaways. As with the FICO score, it is a bad idea to co-opt a reputation system for another purpose, and it dilutes the actual meaning of the score in its original context.
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