Open Data Camp: Hitting the road again

This post was originally published on the Open Data Camp blog. We’re back First, there was Open Data Camp, in Winchester (Feb 2015). Then, came Open Data Camp 2, in Manchester (Oct 2015). Guess what’s coming next…. Correct! Back on the road again We’re absolutely thrilled to announce that the Open Data Camp unconference charabanc Read More …

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 …

If you open stuff up, good stuff happens

This is a slightly edited version of a post originally published on DATA.GOV.UK I rather like the phrase: “Engineering Serendipity” which – as I choose to interpret it – means something like ‘creating conditions which maximise the chances of good stuff happening’. If you’re interested in a fuller discussion of Engineering Serendipity, there’s the excellent Read More …

The Business Case for Open Data

Martin Tisné, UK Policy Director for Omidyar Network, and Nicholas Gruen, CEO of Lateral Economics have published a new report Open for Business: How Open Data Can Help Achieve the G20 Growth Target The report considers the potential for open data, and provides an economic estimate of its value. You can preview and download the report Read More …

Hampshire publishes Aerial Photography as open data (finally!)

In my previous post about aerial photography, I explained that our aerial photography provider, Blom Aerofilm, flew the whole of Hampshire over the Summer of 2013 and captured high resolution imagery and data. Last time, I said that the Hampshire Hub Partnership intends to share a re-sampled version of the imagery and data as open 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 …

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 …

Hampshire Hub featured on DATA.GOV.UK blog

We’re pleased to see that news about Hampshire Hub is beginning to spread, with a post about the Hampshire Hub featured on DATA.GOV.UK , the UK’s main data sharing platform. This is actually the second time the Hampshire Hub has got a mention on data.gov.uk in recent weeks, as there was an earlier post, jointly written with the Read More …