Category Archives: Hampshire

Using Data as a policy maker – Pt1

This is the first in a series of posts about an event: Using Data as a policy maker, which was held in Winchester, in November 2015. This post first appeared on the Open Data Aha! blog. Using data for policy … Continue reading

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Leaving on a high

This post was originally published on the Hampshire Hub on 30th March 2015. Deep breath I’m leaving Hampshire County Council, and am stepping down as lead for the Hampshire Hub. There, I’ve said it. Looking back I wrote my first … Continue reading

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Ghost writing, hubs, and autoawesome

I’ve been blogging off-and-on for a few years. My first post, in December 2011, was on WordPress.com. I then briefly tried Tumblr, before settling on this self-hosted WordPress site. It gave me the flexibility I wanted, and tied in quite … Continue reading

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Images of Historic Hampshire – thanks to the British Library

I’ve just discovered* that the British Library has uploaded over a million images to Flickr Commons. Yes, that’s right – more than a million – completely free to use as there’s no known copyright. The British Library plans to launch a crowd-sourcing … Continue reading

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Open data, apps and maps

This post was originally published on the prototype Hampshire Hub web site. 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 … Continue reading

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Facebook usage: a local perspective

Continued from last time…   In my previous post, I explained that I’m trying to gather data on the number of social media users within a geographic area.  I’m basically attempting to answer the question: “what is the actual take-up of … Continue reading

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Estimating Social Media usage within a geographic area

I’m an enthusiastic supporter of the adage “go where the people go” if you want to connect with customers and service users. I believe it applies equally – if not more – in the virtual world, than the physical world. I don’t … Continue reading

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I know I’m biased, but…

I live and work in Hampshire. I’m biased. But I still think this is really nice.

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