Demonstrating the value of open data – GP Pressure Map

I was really pleased to see GP Pressure Map featured on the BBC’s South Today programme on 31st March. GP Pressure Map – part of the Open City Data Platform – was one of the “highs” I mentioned in my final post on the Hampshire Hub: Leaving on a high. The utility, created by Leo Valberg Read More …

Linking data across multiple organisations – Hampshire example

You may have seen Dan’s post about Hampshire’s Land Supply Phasing Open Data in which he mentions the Pilot Project for Linked Open Data. Our land supply linked data features in this recent blog post by John Goodwin: Tell Me About Hampshire – Linking Government Data using SPARQL federation 2. In his post, John constructs and runs Read More …

Social Media flooding map

ESRI UK – the Geographical Information Systems (GIS) specialist – has produced a Social Media Flooding Map. This interactive map shows geolocated posts which have been shared on several social networks – Twitter, You Tube and Flickr. Users are able to: select their own base map , change how data is displayed (as points, clusters Read More …

Towards a Strategic Hampshire Hub

In an earlier post: Hampshire Hub – a responsive approach I talked a bit about the ‘interim’ Hampshire Hub, and explained what we’re doing with the current site. I mentioned the ‘strategic’ hub, but didn’t go in to much detail about what we’re intending to do in the longer term. Strategic Hampshire Hub I’m pleased Read More …

Open data, apps and maps

Open Data A few weeks ago I blogged about Hampshire’s Rights of Way network, which has been published as an interactive map, and as open data. The data was released under the OS Open Data Licence, which effectively means you can do what you like with it – including using it to build apps – as Read More …

Old Maps Online – one of ‘top 100’ websites

A consortium of UK libraries has judged a web site from the University of Portsmouth to be one of the top 100 web sites. Old Maps Online enables visitors to access over 130,000 historical maps from across the world. The University of Portsmouth has published a full press release on its web site.  

The Observatory of Economic Complexity – useful for business?

If you’re in business and looking for a market for your products, here’s a quick example of how the Observatory of Economic Complexity might be useful: Switzerland is well known for its high quality time pieces, so it’s no great surprise to see it’s a major exporter of watches Exports of watches in 2010 Switzerland’s export Read More …

Visual data mining of Google Street View

What Makes Paris Look like Paris? Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and INRIA/Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris have developed visual data mining tools which detect features, such as street signs, streetlights and balcony railings, that give Paris and other cities a distinctive look. Video and report below. Full details on the report web site.    

Tableau Dashboard of Open Data Releases by Central Government department

A Dashboard of scheduled Open Data releases by central government departments, has been created by Caroline Beavon using Tableau Public visualisation software. The charts show Release dates by department Searchable release date by dataset Datasets without dates The timeline visualisation immediately makes clear that the bulk of data sets are scheduled for release in 2012-2013. You can Read More …