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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

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Posted in Hampshire, Linked Data, Open Data

Why on earth sponsor an Unconference?

Not everyone chooses to disclose their rank

No hard-sell I’ve never really thought about ‘why’ sponsors sponsor unconferences – I’m just glad they do. At each event I do the rounds of the stands, gratefully grabbing my share of the mugs, pens, t shirts, special offers and

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Posted in apps, BluelightCamp, Events, Open Data, Social Media, Technology, Twitter, Unconference, weekly blog club

Blue Light Camp: Coming in from the cold

police sergeant william padwick

It’s been a bit quiet on the BlueLightCamp blog recently. Apart from Sasha’s post last week, nothing since November. But that doesn’t mean no activity – on the contrary. Hartley Wintney fire brigade members on board their fire engine in

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Posted in BluelightCamp, Events, LocalGov, Open Data, Social Media, Technology, Unconference, weekly blog club

Getting the measure of social media

Small blue bird and measure

Must we measure? In November, Emer Coleman asked: Social media – Must we measure? In a fascinating post, Emer discusses how tricky it is to present the benefits of social media in traditional business cases. Emer argues that: Making a business case

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Posted in Facebook, LocalGov, Open Data, Social Media, Technology, UKGC13, Unconference, weekly blog club

Open Sesame: UK open data

Table 7 in Deloitte UK's: Open growth Stimulating demand for open data in the UK

Open growth Earlier this month, Deloitte UK published a report: Open growth: Stimulating demand for open data in the UK, which they produced in collaboration with the Open Data Institute (ODI). In the report, Deloitte discuss the open data ‘marketplace’ which they

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Posted in Open Data, weekly blog club

A Blue Light on the horizon

A month or so ago I blogged: Reflections on Events, in which I looked back at some of the events I’ve attended over the last couple of years. I suggested some ‘tweaks’ for organisers, and how physical attendees might help

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Posted in BluelightCamp, Events, Open Data, Unconference, weekly blog club

The SLA Event (Pt 2): Ordnance Survey Open Data and GeoVation

This is the second half of a post about an event run by the Society for Location Analysis a couple of weeks ago. Last week’s post covered the introduction by the SLA Chairman, Peter Sleight, and a talk by Professor Nigel Shadbolt

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Posted in Events, Open Data, Technology

SLA Event (Part 1): Open Data: Powering the Information age

This is the first of a two-part post about an event I attended last night (21st Feb), organised by the Society for Location Analysis (SLA). It was held in Hampshire County Council’s headquarters in Winchester, but the SLA – and

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Posted in Events, Linked Data, Open Data, Technology

Drumalism – great new app from @SemanticTourist

Steve Peters aka @SemanticTourist describes himself on Twitter as an: “Open Data enthusiast and LinkedData fan; armchair developer…” In a great example of that armchair development – in his spare time over Christmas – he’s put together an excellent app

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Posted in Open Data, Technology, Twitter