Call for Visualizations The Association of Public Data Users (APDU) is pleased to announce our inaugural Data Viz Awards with an open “Call for Visualizations,” soliciting creative and meaningful visuals that use publicly-available data (e.g. Census, Bureau of Labor Statistics) to convey a compelling point. Visuals may have appeared in a published research paper or […]
It’s a new day for public data. A sea change has come to evidence-based policy making. Big, open, transactional data are subsuming reliable, solid, deliberative statistics in the eyes of the media, the public, and in some cases even lawmakers. The challenge for the Federal statistical agencies is to adapt or become irrelevant. How can […]
By Elizabeth Nash, Vice President of Data and Product Development, PolicyMap Our team at PolicyMap works with the latest publicly available data on a daily basis. We’re also avid consumers of the news media, staying abreast of trending topics and all things public policy-related. Given the nexus of publicly available data and current events, I’ve […]
September 13-14, 2016 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton, Alexandria Old Town
At this year’s APDU annual conference, you have a unique opportunity to directly influence how federal statistics are gathered, produced, and shared. Learn from experts. Engage with leaders. Collaborate with peers to make a difference. Join us on September 13-14 in Alexandria, VA.
Since 1977, the Association of Public Data Users has been advocating for public data and educating our dedicated membership about its value. We have a weekly newsletter, the popular Public Data University, continually growing Annual Conference, and diverse network of members. APDU is also introducing a monthly Job Board as a member benefit. APDU helps researchers, […]
Each weekly we deliver APDU Weekly to our members. This one-stop newsletter delivers the latest news, trends, events, publications, and opportunities related to Federal statistics and other public data. The APDU Weekly is a “can’t miss” part of your APDU membership. Click here to check out one of our issues.
Public Data University is APDU’s signature education initiative, designed to develop the knowledge and skills of data users of every experience level.
APDU offers professional development to members and provides a mechanism to network and advocate on behalf of public data users. The APDU membership consists of government agencies, universities and academic institutions, state and local governments, corporate and media organizations, nonprofits, startups, and individual advocates.
The 2016 APDU Data Viz Awards winners have been selected by the APDU nominating committee! The Association of Public Data Users proudly present a selection of 2016’s top visualizations using publicly available data. Submissions were received from across the country, from researchers and students to public-agency and private-sector staff. Visualizations were developed using various tools, […]
by Cliff Cook, APDU Board Member and Planning Information Manager, City of Cambridge, Massaschusetts Recent years have seen an explosion in the interest in open data at all levels of government. Open data can serve as a game changer when comes to the relationship between the public, the business community and government. A variety of actors can […]
Welcome to the monthly APDU Job Board. Members are invited to submit job postings at their organization; the Board also includes a collection of public data-related positions (research, projections, etc.) from a variety of Federal, nonprofit, and private sources. You can submit your job postings to firstname.lastname@example.org. AARP Senior Policy Advisor – Labor Market Issues (Washington, DC) […]