Category Archives: Data

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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BlueLight Camp: Post of posts

This post was originally published on the BlueLightCamp web site. Planning for BlueLight Camp 2013 is well under way, and more information will be published about the event on the BlueLightCamp site shortly. In the meantime, I thought it worth highlighting some … Continue reading

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Linked open data for academia: Data.ac.uk

Data.ac.uk was set up by the data.southampton team, and aims to bring together the higher education community and the wealth of data it has access to, and encourage that community to share, utilise, update, grow and generate demand for open data.

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Hampshire Hub project Update for HIOWLA Chief Executives

On 2nd November 2012 an update on the Hampshire Hub project was presented to the Chief Executives of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Local Authorities. You can preview and download the report below. [gview file=”http://www.hampshirehub.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Hampshire-Hub-HIOW-Chief-Executives-Progress-Report-October-2012.pdf”]

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Hampshire Hub

Thoughts on what a Hampshire Hub might be: a place where councils and agencies can share data (securely if appropriate) a place to share information, tools, and techniques between partners a place to ask a question signposting to existing data … Continue reading

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