A site about how community groups and charities can make the most of data and open data to do something useful. Focused on Birmingham, relevant everywhere.

Archive for March, 2015

Using free tools to survey community groups and then perhaps combining that with open data. An example from BOSF, part 2

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A few weeks ago we were working with Birmingham Open Spaces Forum to look at how they were collecting data and introduced them to Google Forms. Recently we returned to see how they were getting on and what we could help them with next. As a group they were looking to collect information on their […]

Data Visualisation Tools for Community Groups

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Whether you are collecting your own information or downloading open data sets to use,   often what you end up with is a spreadsheet full of numbers.  Unless you know what you are looking for these can be hard to decipher. This is where data visualisation tools come in.  You can use them can to […]

Creating maps from spreadsheets using Google Fusion Tables (Part 2)

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Gateway Family Services are a community Interest Company in Birmingham that work with people that need help from communities across Birmingham, Communities that fall in areas of deprivation. However as well as providing support to people in need in these areas they also actively employ staff and volunteers from them too. But how can they […]