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 – Aha! Wearing my ‘Open Data Aha!‘ hat*, I teamed up with Southern Policy Centre Read More …

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 …

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 post Hampshire Hub (Thoughts on What a Hampshire Hub might be) in February 2012. In Read More …

Next steps for the Hampshire Hub

The story so far In my previous post I explained that the Hampshire Hub has been through a few changes, starting life as a ‘thinking aloud’ web site, then regenerating as a ‘prototype’, and most recently what we’ve been calling ‘interim’. Up to this point we’ve been developing the site ourselves using WordPress, with a 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 …

Hampshire Hub – a responsive approach

In my previous post, I explained that the emerging Hampshire Hub local information system is based on the ‘thinking aloud’ prototype you may have seen previously. We are developing the interim hub using WordPress, which we intend to stick with until we have procured* the strategic hub platform. The strategic hub will have various bells Read More …

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.

Search Hampshire's public web sites (experimental)

There’s an experimental new search facility in Protohub to search a variety of public web sites in and around Hampshire. Type a search term in the box below and click the search button. If you want to search for an exact phrase, enclose the words in quotes (e.g. “climate change”) You will be able to Read More …

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 …