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Data for Journey Planning

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I have a 17 mile commute to work that passes through a minimum of 4 local authority areas.¬†Wolverhampton, Walsall, Sandwell and Birmingham. In the last few¬†months junction 9 of the M6 has been closed so I have been travelling to work along alternative routes and it’s really come to my attention just how many road […]

Data scraping using Google Docs spreadsheets

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Thanks to Paul Bradshaw I recently came across a post by Tony Hirst who has very helpfully provided an extraordinary lesson in the joys (and I do mean joys) of scraping data using Google Docs, which I strongly recommend following if you’re at all interested in these sorts of things and haven’t seen it (it […]

SpeedData: Chris Taggart on Open Election Data

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Chris Taggart of OpenlyLocal spoke briefly during his presentation about his work with several councils to provide open election data for the elections on May 6. As Chris points out it is something of a surprise that election data isn’t just available freely. But it isn’t. Well, at least until Chris got involved. I got […]