18 Dec '12, 8am

The need for crowdsourcing energy data

The need for crowdsourcing energy data

There have been a lot of bottom-up attempts to collect and combine data, many of which have been reported in TOD. This high-quality information is often represented in such a way, that does not allow others to build upon the work. Excellent collective efforts like the megaprojects taskforce on Wikipedia seem to have died. One of the reasons for this demise could be the lack of analytical power the current setup of Wikipedia allows: timeline data, conflicting sources, and large sets of relatively unworthy facts (e.g. location of wellheads) are not handled well. But also the Wikipedia community may not be aware of the notability of energy data. This article is an attempt to re-ignite the spark of combined cognitive efforts in the TOD community, to spend some of your mental surplus on checking and updating facts and figures on oil projects and production, a topic you are pass...

Full article: http://www.theoildrum.com/node/9639

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