Category Archives: open data

Open Data User Group meeting Thursday 21st June

Cafe Blend – Orion Building,  – Navigation Street – B5 4AA Birmingham   6.00 pm start for meeting, though people could arrive earlier open to 8.00 pm Close to New St station. Also posted to the group blog View Larger Map

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West Midlands Open Data User Group

West Midlands Open Data User Group promotes the release and use of open data.   Membership is intended for open data publishers and users such as   public service providers from government public service providers from social enterprises and the voluntary sector public service providers from the private sector public service users academic researchers independent […]

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Open data for public sector organisations

My talk from #wmod10 on slideshare  Wmro open data talk View more presentations from Andrew Mackenzie.

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Open data: Challenges and opportunities

I am co-producing an open data event on 15th July  with West Midlands Regional Observatory. Open data: Challenges and opportunities 15th July 2010, 9:30am – 4:00pm The Balcony Rooms, RegenWM, 4th Floor, Millennium Point, Curzon Street, Birmingham, B4 7XG A programme of speakers who are opening up public sector information. A chance for policy makers and web […]

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Mappers meet developers meet open data It’s Mapitude time Mapitude draft programme Saturday May 22nd Coffee, set up, feature requests from 09:30 to 10:00   Upstairs Hackspace projects from 10:00 to 17:00   Session 1 Better mapping Using and adding photographs Brian Prangle Adding a map to your website or blog Simon Dann & others […]

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Open data, linked data news

Open Data, Linked Data & The Semantic Web explained: ReadWriteWeb   Nigel Shadbolt: slides on the work can be found here #www2010   World Bank Open Data initiative TBL says “Everybody’s doing it!”   UK government guidlines Office of Public Sector Information regulations: public sector information re-use   Local government What data […]

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OS VectorMap data available

Ordnance Survey just released VectorMap District, no announcement because of the election OS Open data download page

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Local democracy

Council decision-making is ‘more secretive today than ever’ – Roy Greenslade Guardian April 15th Political Studies Association paper J Morrison: Spin, smoke-filled rooms, and the decline of council reporting by local newspapers download pdf   Hansard Society report Digital citizens & democratic engagement download pdf   Opening up local election data “As well as the […]

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Ordnance Survey open data

OS OpenData products available from 1 April 2010 as an on-line service at inc 1.7m postcodes   Ordnance Survey data! On!   Guardian: Ordnance Survey launches free downloadable maps   Ordnance Survey Open Data licence no restriction on derived works 🙂   Ordnance Survey OS opendata maps: what does it actually include? Datablog […]

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Open data

The Audit Commission, open data and the quest for relevance “Alternative heading: Audit Commission under threat tries to divert government open data agenda. Fails to get it.”Countculture Cycle hire locations for TfL bike hire scheme now on datastore Science & Technology Committee publish Climate Research Unit report. More data transparency needed, say MPsPhil Willis MP, […]

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